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Research Project: Pastureland Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP)

Location: Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research

Project Number: 8070-21000-009-01-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Apr 1, 2016
End Date: Dec 31, 2018

Objective:
Provide clear, concise, and relevant datasets (existing and/or new) to NRCS for use in CEAP pastureland modeling, and for ARS scientist review of model outputs using provided datasets and constructed conservation scenarios on pasturelands.

Approach:
We will identify existing pasture datasets at several ARS locations in the U.S., enter the data and documentation into the database, and provide the data to NRCS for parameterizing and validating pasture model such as APEX, ALMANAC, and RHEM, and assess accuracy of model output for meeting CEAP objectives.