Location: Agroecosystems Management ResearchTitle: Right practice, right place: A conservation planning toolbox for meeting water quality goals in the Corn Belt Author
|Mclellan, Eileen - Environmental Defense|
|Schilling, Keith - University Of Iowa|
|Wolter, Calvin - Iowa Department Of Natural Resources|
|Magner, Joseph - University Of Minnesota|
|Prokopy, Linda - Purdue University|
Submitted to: Journal of Soil and Water Conservation
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/17/2018
Publication Date: 3/5/2018
Citation: Mclellan, E., Schilling, K.E., Wolter, C.F., Tomer, M.D., Porter, S.A., Magner, J.A., Smith, D.R., Prokopy, L.S. 2018. Right practice, right place: A conservation planning toolbox for meeting water quality goals in the Corn Belt. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 73(2):29A-34A.
Technical Abstract: With increasing recognition that regional nutrient pollution problems will only be solved using edge-of-field and beyond-field practices, conservation planners now face the challenge of identifying the most appropriate practices and practice locations to deliver water quality outcomes. We have developed the Right Practice Right Place Toolbox to help planners address this challenge, linking “right practice” to “right place” at regional, watershed and field scales. Although this Toolbox has been developed for the Corn Belt, the guiding principle – identifying nutrient and water flowpaths and opportunities for nutrient processing – should be applicable to other regions experiencing regional water quality problems.