Examples of ACPF in Use


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 in Action 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