The ACPF is being used in hundreds of watersheds in states across the Corn Belt to inform and engage local producers in agricultural conservation. If you are curious where the ACPF is being or has been used, check out our explore our ACPF use map which displays watersheds that have used the ACPF. Other examples of how the ACPF has been used across the region are outlined below.
- ACPF Use Examples
The ACPF Training and Outreach team put together a series of ACPF use examples to demonstrate how ACPF has been used in the watershed planning process in different watersheds throughout the region. The watersheds are the:
- Conservation Opportunities in Iowa’s Southfork Watershed
The Southfork Watershed Alliance is a group of individuals who are working together to improve their understanding, and implementation of, conservation practices that can be used to improve water quality and soil health. The ARS team created a story map was created to help the Southfork Watershed Alliance interpret APCF output maps of the South Fork watershed and determine how the solutions identified fit into their conservation goals. Conservation practice placement opportunities are categorized under four response management concerns: runoff and erosion control, water detention and storage, tile drainage treatments and riparian management. Individual producers in the South Fork watershed can create their own conservation story through the map by finding and exploring ACPF results for their farm fields. View the Story Map
- Addressing Water Quality Goals in Minnesota’s Elm Creek Watershed
The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy created a story map to tell the story of their work in the Elm Creek Watershed to target agricultural best management practices for water quality. View the Story Map
- Using ACPF to reach water quality goals in Iowa’s Squaw Creek watershed
Prairie Rivers of Iowa is using ACPF to identify opportunities for bioreactors in the Squaw Creek Watershed Management Plan. This blog by Dan Haug overviews how they used ACPF to help reach their goals.
- Using ACPF to assess opportunities for source water protection Missouri’s East Locust Creek Watershed
Missouri NRCS created a story map outlining the conservation placement process in the East Locust Creek Watershed in North Central Missouri, including their use of ACPF to assess opportunities for source water protection. View the Story Map