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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Right Practice, Right Place: Development and Deployment of a Conservation Planning Toolkit and Improved Incentive Strategies… Project Number: 5030-13000-010-20
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: Nov 15, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2014

Objective:
Develop a set of practice-specific conservation planning tools for application at the HUC-12 scale.

Approach:
Tasks will include: Developing an approach to represent hydrologic flows through processing and terrain analysis of LiDAR data; Selecting test watersheds and identifying priority water quality concerns and conservation practices to address those concerns; Determining parameters and criteria for targeting individual practices in watersheds; Developing maps and mapping tools for each identified practice; Technology transfer of results through interaction with stakeholders to obtain feedback, evaluate and refine methods; Modeling of practice effects on water quality using simple models and published research results; and writing and publication of technology transfer materials and refereed journal publications.

Last Modified: 10/20/2014
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