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Research Project: Towards Resilient Agricultural Systems to Enhance Water Availability, Quality, and Other Ecosystem Services under Changing Climate and Land Use

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Title: Overview of the impacts of CEAP for the first 15 years

item Moriasi, Daniel
item DURIANCIK, LISA - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS, USDA)
item Sadler, Edward
item Tsegaye, Teferi
item STEINER, JEAN - Retired ARS Employee
item Locke, Martin
item Strickland, Timothy - Tim
item OSMOND, DEANNA - North Carolina State University

Submitted to: First Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/5/2019
Publication Date: 11/16/2020
Citation: Moriasi, D.N., Duriancik, L.F., Sadler, E.J., Tsegaye, T.D., Steiner, J.L., Locke, M.A., Strickland, T.C., Osmond, D.L. 2020. Overview of the impacts of CEAP for the first 15 years. First Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. p. 83. Available:

Interpretive Summary: Abstract only

Technical Abstract: In 2003, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service partnered with USDA Agricultural Research Service and other agencies to create the Conservations Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) to quantify the environmental effects of conservation practices (CPs) and programs and develop the science base for managing the agricultural landscape for environmental quality. Recently, a CEAP Special issue entitled “Measuring and Understanding the Effects of Conservation within Watersheds” that focuses on the findings of the ARS Benchmark and other watersheds for the first 15 years of CEAP was proposed. An overview of the major findings of the papers in the special issue will be presented. The results of a synthesis of the effects of CPs on soil and water resources at various spatial scales reported in the papers in this special issue and pertinent papers outside the special issue will be presented. Other impacts of CEAP, not related to CPs, will also be presented.