Training and Support

WATERSHED APPLICATIONS OF ACPF TRAINING SCHEDULED FOR ARPIL

Calling all watershed coordinators and planners!  We are hosting a training workshop specifically designed for watershed practitioners on the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework. The two-day in-person training will take place April 1-2nd in Nashua, Iowa. No GIS or ACPF expertise is needed. Register today!

ACPF USERS MANUAL AND VIDEOS

The ACPF has a User’s Manual describing how to apply ACPF planning tools with written instructions on inputting data, data maintenance, file management, digital-terrain-model processing, stream delineations, and runoff risk assessment, and guidance on how to execute the Python programming scripts that are used to propose conservation-practice placements. In addition to the User’s Manual, the ACPF team has created a series of training videos for GIS technicians.

  • The videos are divided into 29 lessons on various topics showcasing how to use the ACPF toolbox. Lesson topics focus on setup up the toolbox, using the various toolsets, and interpreting the output maps.
  • The videos are designed for individuals with intermediate ArcGIS skills as they assume viewers are comfortable navigating toolboxes, using tool dialogs, manipulating map characteristics, and moving and joining tables.
  • We highly recommend individuals review the training videos prior to getting started with the ACPF toolbox.

In addition to the ACPF User’s Manual and training videos, explore the ACPF Resource Library for recent ACPF publications, examples of ACPF in use, and a newly developed guide for making landscape-specific adaptations to the ACPF!

INTRODUCTION TO ACPF

Watch the introductory ACPF training video to better understand the ACPF approach to water quality management and how using ACPF can help you accomplish your conservation goals.

ALREADY USING ACPF?

If you are using ACPF in your watershed, we want to know! Submit your watershed to our ACPF in Action map using this form. Know of multiple watersheds?  Get in touch with us.

Looking for ACPF support? Join the APCF forum. The ACPF Forum is a Google Group of ACPF users from around the region where you can share results, ask questions, and report issues. Discussions have addressed user topics such as tips for fixing technical errors, how to identify false depressions, how to display flow direction, and more. The forum is also a great way to find out about ACPF updates. You can also find out about ACPF updates through the ACPF mailing list where we email out the latest ACPF news and events. Subscribe to our mailing list.