May 28, 2020, 3:00 PM (EST)

 

These one-hour, live webinars will occur every fourth Thursday at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) via Adobe Connect at https://nrcs.adobeconnect.com/ceap2/     

The USDA spends about $6 billion per year on agricultural conservation programs to help producers and landowners implement conservation practices and systems on their land. In 2003, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and many others joined together to create the Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP). CEAP was created to quantify the environmental effects of conservation practices and programs and develop the science base for managing the agricultural landscape for environmental quality.

The CEAP Watershed Assessment Studies were initiated in 2003 to analyze the effects of conservation practices of the nation’s watersheds. These studies measure water quality, water availability, and soil outcomes of conservation, and help us better understand conservation effects and processes within an agricultural watershed.

Presenters will summarize the findings at several watersheds from 15 years of studies recently featured in the May-June 2020 Special Issue offsite link image     of the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. The webinar will feature the direct-measured effects of conservation in small watersheds around the country. In addition, future possible directions for CEAP Watersheds Assessments will be proposed.

Presenters will be Lisa Duriancik, USDA NRCS, CEAP Watersheds Assessment Studies Component Leader, and Dr. Daniel Moriasi, USDA ARS, Research Hydrologist. Closed captioning is available offsite link image    . Add to my calendar.

Questions? Contact Bob Sowers at robert.sowers@usda.gov

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