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Research Project: Agroecosystem Benefits from the Development and Application of New Management Technologies in Agricultural Watersheds

Location: Agroecosystems Management Research

Title: Building your conservation story (map)

item Van Horn, Jessica
item Tomer, Mark

Submitted to: Getting Into Soil and Water
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/22/2018
Publication Date: 12/15/2017
Citation: Van Horn, J.D., Tomer, M.D. 2017. Building your conservation story (map). Getting Into Soil and Water. p. 24-25.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This article describes the watershed storybook, which is an on-line map resource to help watershed stakeholders understand their watershed and opportunities to use conservation practices to improve local soil and water resources. Several examples are given and readers are encouraged to explore the process of establishing a storybook for their local watershed. A key example described is a watershed storybook for the South Fork Iowa River, available at, which provides an overview of conservation practice placement opportunities developed using the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework, an ArcGIS (R) toolbox.