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The policy of the Natural Resources Conservation Service is that economics is an essential consideration in all agency decision making. Economic principles must be applied in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of agency policies and program activities to provide the most cost effective assistance to customers, cooperators, and partners for the sustained use of natural resources. To learn more click here.


NRCS has a Geospatial Data Gateway that provides a One Stop Shopping for natural resources or environmental geospatial data at anytime, from anywhere, to anyone. The Gateway allows you to choose your area of interest, browse and select data from our catalog, customize the format, and have it downloaded or shipped on CD for use in GIS software. Visit our GIS page for more information.

National Resources Inventory

The National Resources Inventory (NRI) is an inventory of land cover and use,soil erosion, prime farmland, wetlands, and other natural resource characteristics on non-Federal rural land in the United States. The NRI provides a record of the Nation's conservation accomplishments and future program needs. Visit our NRI page.

Rapid Watershed Assessment

Pennsylvania Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has no current assessments. To find out more about this topic go to the Rapid Watershed Assessment page.