How to Build Better Agricultural Conservation Programs to Protect Water Quality
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How to Build Better Agricultural Conservation Programs to Protect Water Quality: The National Institute of Food and Agriculture-Conservation Effects Assessment Project Experience
Edited by Deanna L. Osmond, Donald W. Meals, Dana LK. Hoag, and Mazdak Arabi
2012
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This publication serves as a synthesis of the information gained from the 13 USDA-funded National Institute of Food and Agriculture - Conservation Effects Assessment Projects (NIFA - CEAP), which were created to monitor the effects of conservation projects at the watershed scale. The book details 13 watershed projects and provides analyses of the results. 

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Front Matter (1.1 mb pdf) 

Preface (1 mb pdf)

Acknowledgements (1 mb pdf)

Chapter 1. Introduction and Approach to Synthesis of Lessons Learned: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project (1.3 mb pdf)
D.L. Osmond, D.W. Meals, D.LK. Hoag, M. Arabi, A.E. Luloff, G.D. Jennings, M.L. McFarland, J. Spooner, A.N. Sharpley, and D.E. Line

Chapter 2. Key Informant Survey to Understand What Farmers, Agency Personnel, and Stakeholders Think: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project (1.2 mb pdf)
A.E. Luloff, D.LK. Hoag, D.L. Osmond, B.R. Woods, J.S. Gordon, J. Gruver, K. Roka, C.M. Raboanarielina, C. Longmire, M. Ward, and J.L. Weigle

Chapter 3. Conservation Practice Implementation and Maintenance: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project (1.2 mb pdf)
D.L. Osmond, D.W. Meals, A.N. Sharpley, M.L. McFarland, and D.E. Line

Chapter 4. Water Quality Monitoring: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project (1.2 mb pdf)
D.W. Meals, D.L. Osmond, J. Spooner, and D.E. Line

Chapter 5. Watershed Modeling: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project (1.8 mb pdf)
M. Arabi, D.W. Meals, and D.LK. Hoag

Chapter 6. Socioeconomic Analysis: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project (1.3 mb pdf)
D.LK. Hoag, A.E. Luloff, and D.L. Osmond

Chapter 7. Outreach Education and Technical Assistance: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project (1.2 mb pdf)
G.D. Jennings, D.LK. Hoag, M.L. McFarland, and D.L. Osmond

Chapter 8. Synthesizing the Experience of the 13 National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project Watershed Studies: Present and Future (1.2 mb pdf)
D.L. Osmond, D.W. Meals, D.LK. Hoag, M. Arabi, A.E. Luloff, G.D. Jennings, M.L. McFarland, J. Spooner, A.N. Sharpley, and D.E. Line

Chapter 9. Lincoln Lake Watershed, Arkansas: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project (3.1 mb pdf)
D.LK. Hoag, I. Chaubey, J. Popp, M. Gitau, L. Chiang, J. Pennington, G. Rodriguez, E. Gbur, M. Nelson, and A.N. Sharpley

Chapter 10. Little River Experimental Watershed, Georgia: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project (4.1 mb pdf)
D.W. Meals, G. Vellidis, D. Bosch, J. Cho, S. Crow, G. Hawkins, R. Lowrance, J. Mullen, D. Sullivan, A. Wall, A.E. Luloff, D.LK. Hoag, M. Arabi, G.D. Jennings, and D.L. Osmond

Chapter 11. Walnut Creek and Squaw Creek Watersheds, Iowa: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project (2.9 mb pdf)
D.L. Osmond, P. Gassman, K. Schilling, C. Wolter, C.L. Kling, M. Helmers, T. Isenhart, W. Simpkins, T. Moorman, M. Tomer, S. Rabotyagov, M. Jha, D.LK. Hoag, D.W. Meals, and M. Arabi 

Chapter 12. Paradise Creek Watershed, Idaho: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project (2 mb pdf)
D.L. Osmond, J. Boll, E.S. Brooks, J.D. Wulfhorst, R. Mahler, L.W. Van Tassell, M. Arabi, and D.LK. Hoag

Chapter 13. Eagle Creek Watershed, Indiana: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project (3.3 mb pdf)
D.L. Osmond, L. Tedesco, R. Turco, L. Prokopy, J. Frankenberger, G. Shively, M. Arabi, J. Wilson, D.LK. Hoag, and D.W. Meals

Chapter 14. Cheney Lake Watershed, Kansas: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project (2.8 mb pdf)
D.L. Osmond, N. Nelson, K. Douglas-Mankin, M. Langemeier, D. Devlin, P. Barnes, T. Selfa, L. French, D.W. Meals, M. Arabi, and D.LK. Hoag

Chapter 15. Goodwater Creek Watershed, Missouri: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project (2.6 mb pdf)
M. Arabi, C. Baffaut, E.J. Sadler, S.H. Anderson, R.R. Broz, D.W. Meals, D.LK. Hoag, and D.L. Osmond

Chapter 16. Groundwater beneath a Phase III Management Area in the Central Platte Natural Resources District, Nebraska: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project (1.6 mb pdf)
D.W. Meals, R. Spalding, M. Exner, R.B. Ferguson, M.L. McFarland, D.L. Osmond, and J. Spooner

Chapter 17. Cannonsville Reservoir, New York: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project (3.5 mb pdf)
D.L. Osmond, D.W. Meals, M. Arabi, and D.LK. Hoag

Chapter 18. Rock Creek Watershed, Ohio: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project (2.5 mb pdf)
D.W. Meals, P. Richards, R. Confesor, K. Czajkowski, J. Bonnell, D.L. Osmond, D.LK. Hoag, J. Spooner, and M.L. McFarland

Chapter 19. Calapooia Watershed, Oregon: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project (1.7 mb pdf)
D.LK. Hoag, G.R. Giannico, J. Li, T. Garcia, W. Gerth, M. Mellbye, G. Mueller-Warrant, S. Griffith, D.L. Osmond, G.D. Jennings, M. Arabi, and D.W. Meals

Chapter 20. Spring Creek Watershed, Pennsylvania: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project (2.4 mb pdf)
D.L. Osmond, R. Brooks, S. Yetter, R. Carline, K. Boomer, A. Armstrong, R. Stedman, D.W. Meals, and G.D. Jennings

Chapter 21. Little Bear River Watershed, Utah: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project (2.3 mb pdf)
D.W. Meals, N. Mesner, D. Jackson-Smith, D. Stevens, J. Horsburgh, D. Sorensen, A.E. Luloff, and D.L. Osmond

Authors (1.1 mb pdf)

Index (1.1 mb pdf)