Submitted to: International Soil and Water Conservation Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/15/2012
Publication Date: 7/22/2012
Citation: Sadler, E.J., Walbridge, M.R. 2012. CEAP ARS watershed assessment study - overview [abstract]. 67th SWCS International Annual Conference Abstract Book. p. 21.
Technical Abstract: The symposium “Conservation Effects Assessment Project: Accomplishments from USDA-ARS Benchmark Watersheds” will illustrate the opportunities for ARS research accomplishments to support conservation policy. Specifically, their long-term databases provide scientific bases for regional assessment outcomes, their site-specific research improves watershed model structure, and their multi-scale research affords opportunities to evaluate the success of conservation practice implementation and targeting. The strength of the ARS network, representing a number of different soil, climate, and cropping systems, helps reduce uncertainty in documentation of conservation program success. This overview outlines the project, lists a few earlier accomplishments, and introduces the symposium, which will highlight major recent accomplishments in a number of fields. The symposium will communicate information on conservation practice efficacy and targeting to NRCS conservationists and LGU extension agents.