ACPF Technical Help

If you are help running and troubleshooting ACPF, we encourage you to check out the ACPF forum to see if others have run into a similar issue. If not, post your question on the forum – ACPF users are often the most important resource for more information!

ACPF Technical Resources and Ad-Hoc Tools


  • Guide for Making Landscape-Specific Adaptations to the ACPF
    Colleagues at the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center, with support from USDA NRCS, recently developed a guide for making landscape-specific adaptations to the ACPF. This guide helps users take advantage of the flexibility built into the ACPF toolbox and develop meaningful strategies within the targeted subwatershed using the ACPF toolbox BMP siting outputs. View the guide


  • ACPF Technical Training Videos
    The ACPF team at he National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment (NLAE) of the USDA-Agricultural Research Service in Ames, Iowa developed a series of training videos on the ACPF which are available for users looking to learn how to use the ACPF. These videos are used throughout the ACPF Online Technical Training and are based on version 2 of the ACPF toolbox, but can serve as an additional resource for those looking to learn and troubleshoot issues. View the training videos


  • Build Your Own ACPF Geodatabase
    Using the ACPF Utilities Suite you can create your own ACPF database complete with watershed boundaries, field boundaries, elevation, soils and land use data and run the ACPF tools anywhere in the conterminous United States – even if land and soils data is not provided by the ACPF team.  To create your own geodatabase, watch Lecture 29 in the ACPF training videos or check out our newly developed Story Map.  Both resources take you step by step through using the ACPF Utilities Suite within ACPF Version 3 to create your own ACPF geodatabase.