Much of the current scientific understanding about the effectiveness of conservation practices used across America’s working lands comes from the Conservation Effects Assessment Project, a joint effort led by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service in partnership with multiple federal agencies, universities, non-government organizations, and agricultural producers.
- Tell the story of voluntary conservation’s success and growth over time.
- Hold NRCS accountable, providing a credible way to measure outcomes and set targeted conservation goals.
- Quantify the valuable conservation benefits of conservation measures in place for croplands, grazing lands, wetlands, wildlife, and watersheds of all shapes and sizes.
- Help set targeted, site-specific conservation goals and evaluate conservation impacts across on nation's working lands.
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