NB_290_22_5 - NB 290-22-5 INV – Announcing the Release of Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act (RCA) Data Viewer Dashboards
NB 290-22-5 INV – Announcing the Release of Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act (RCA) Data Viewer Dashboards
National Bulletin: 290-22-5 Date: December 20, 2021
Subject: INV – Announcing the Release of Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act (RCA) Data Viewer Dashboards


 
Purpose.   To announce the release of RCA Data Viewer Dashboards for internal and external use.   
 
Expiration Date.   September 30, 2022
 
Background.   The RCA provides broad natural resource strategic assessment and planning authority for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). NRCS’ Resource Assessment Branch maintains the RCA Data Viewer and the new Dashboards to provide a range of official USDA data on natural resource conditions and conservation efforts in a user-friendly format. Currently it contains data at the State, regional (USDA farm production regions), and national levels and program-specific reports for Farm Bill programs.
 

Explanation.   RCA Data Viewer Dashboards provide data visualizations and greater ease of access to RCA data. Users can graph, map, and download customized data on conservation practices applied through NRCS programs and on land use, soil erosion, and prime farmland from the 2017 National Resources Inventory survey. Users can filter the data by State, year, conservation program, land use, and other categories.

The RCA Data Viewer Dashboards can be accessed at
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/NRCS_RCA/reports/data_viewer_home.html

Other quick links to prepared reports on conservation data by topic and region can be accessed at
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/rca/national/technical/nra/rca/text/

 
Contact.   For further information, please contact Roger Claassen, RCA Coordinator, at (301) 504-3969 or roger.claassen@usda.gov.
 
 

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LUIS TUPAS
Deputy Chief for Soil Science and Resource Assessment
 
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