The goal of NRCS NEAP is to develop strategies to monitor, adaptively manage and ensure compliance of NRCS easements enrolled in the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP), Grassland Reserve Program (GRP), Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP), Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP), and the Emergency Watershed Protection Program-Floodplain Easements (EWPP-FPE).



Planning Meeting Outcomes

NEAP Planning Meeting I (Kansas City, Missouri, 14-15 March 2011)

  1. Discussion Topics

    1. WRP

    2. GRP

    3. HFRP

  2. Hierarchical Monitoring Frameworks

    1. WRP

    2. EWPP-FPE

    3. GRP

    4. HFRP

Conference Posters

  1. Overview for Monitoring and Managing Conservation Easements
  2. Development of a National Monitoring Program to Assess Ecological Condition of Grassland Reserve Program Conservation Easements
  3. Effective Strategies to Monitor, Manage, and Ensure Compliance on NRCS Wetland Easements
  4. Leveraging Geospatial Technologies for Ecological Monitoring of NRCS Conservation Easements

Additional Information

Data Management System Flow Chart

Agency Review Hierarchy

Contact Info:

National Easement Assessment Project
Attn: Dr. Katie Edwards
274 Ellington Plant Sciences Bldg
Knoxville, TN 37996-4563
865.946.1142 [ofc]
865.974.4714 [fax]