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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Development of a Riparian Conservation Plan Framework for State and Federal Action Agencies

Location: Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research

Project Number: 1902-13000-012-35
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Apr 28, 2014
End Date: Nov 01, 2014

Objective:
To develop the framework for a riparian conservation plan.

Approach:
Review the state of the science, in collaboration with ARS and Penn State researchers, meeting on an approximately bi-weekly basis. Develop a literature review that summarizes major findings and provides a framework for establishing a Riparian Conservation Plan. This framework will relate agricultural production and conservation objectives to site conditions (stream, wetland, riparian index; nutrient and sediment runoff mitigation). Following the literature review, a 1-2 page handout summarizing the initiative will be developed for distribution to conservation and farming community stakeholders.

Last Modified: 9/23/2014
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