The Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF) team is excited to release version 2 of the online technical training. This enhanced training teaches users with intermediate GIS knowledge how to how to download the ACPF toolbox and the base data and run the ecological tools on your chosen watershed.
The course is free and can be taken at your own pace. You can jump to specific sections or go through the full course from start to finish!
PLUS – new in version 2, users who complete the full course can earn 7 Soil & Water Management CCA CEUs.
The ACPF was developed by the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service in partnership with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the North Central Region Water Network is a part of the team supporting its development and use. The tool uses high-resolution elevation data and an ArcGIS toolbox to help users make strategic decisions about how and where to implement agricultural conservation practices such as terraces or buffer strips, on farms to improve water quality in watersheds at the HUC 12 scale.