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Conservation Activity Plans 2012

2013 Conservation Activity Plans (CAP)

Conservation Activity Plans (CAP) are specialized, in-depth plans that address specific resources and can be used to improve management. Many of the recommendations from the plans can be part of a subsequent application for financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Alabama offers CAPs in:

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102 - Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan - a conservation plan for animal feeding operations. 

104 - Nutrient Management Plan - document of record of how nutrients will be managed for plant production and to address the environmental concerns with the offsite movement of nutrients.

106 - Forest Management Activity Plan - site specific conservation plans prepared by a professional forester. The plan identifies and describes in detail the management actions and conservation practices that will help the landowner meet their objectives, maintain production, meet regulatory requirements, and enhance soil, water, air, plants, fish, and wildlife resources.

110 - Grazing Management Plan
– a site specific conservation plan developed for a client which addresses one or more resource concerns on land where grazing related activities or practices will be planned and applied.

114 - Intergraded Pest Management Plan - an ecosystem-based strategy that is a sustainable approach to manage pests using a combination of techniques such as chemical tools biological control, habitat manipulations, and modification of cultural practices and use of resistant varieties.

118 - Irrigation Water Management Plan - to control the volume, frequency, and rate of water for efficient irrigation.

122 - Agricultural Energy Management Plan - Headquarters - a detailed documentation of energy consuming components and practices of the current operation, the previous year's on-farm energy consumption, and the strategy by which the producer will explore and address their on-farm energy conservation concerns, objectives, and opportunities.

124 - Agricultural Energy Management Plan - Landscape (AgEMP) - contains the strategy by which the producer will explore and address his/her on-farm energy problems and opportunities on the working land.

130 - Drainage Water Management Plan - a Drainage Water Management (DWM) is to control soil water table elevations and the timing of water discharges from subsurface or surface agricultural drainage systems

138 - Organic Transition - a conservation activity plan documenting decisions by producers who agree to implement a system of conservation practices which assist the producer to transition from conventional farming or ranching systems to an organic production system.

142 - Fish and Wildlife Management Plan
- a site specific plan developed for a client who is ready to plan and implement decisions with consideration for fish and wildlife habitat and other biological resources.

146 - Pollinator Habitat Enhancement Plan –  a site-specific conservation plan developed for a client that addresses the improvement, restoration, enhancement, expansion of flower-rich habitat that supports native and/or managed pollinators.

NRCS National Conservation Activity Plans Website

Program Contacts

Contact your local Service Center for further guidelines and details of the program.  

NRCS State Office contact Steve Musser, USDA–NRCS, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs, phone: (334) 887-4503.