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Research Project: Assessing the Potential for the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework to be used in Watershed Planning Activities in the Eastern U.S. - PSU

Location: Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research

Project Number: 8070-66000-001-09-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jan 20, 2020
End Date: Aug 31, 2021

Objective:
The goals of this research agreement are to enhance understanding of conservation effects in the biophysical setting of a watershed, inform local watershed conservation strategies, and quantify the measurable effects of conservation practices at the watershed scale.

Approach:
Cost-effective implementation of conservation programs aimed at improving water quality requires an understanding how to select, place, and combine conservation practices in watersheds. This sub-award will support the field work and water quality modeling needed in PA as well as provide guidance on the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF) within PA as part of the larger research project.