Data included in this data set are from edge-of-field surveys that recorded the presence of erosional features, cover of vegetation and bare ground, and management activities (e.g., haying) on 1092 fields that had expired from three types of conservation practices (grassland, wetland, and wildlife) in the Conservation Reserve Program. Field sampling data were recorded across six US Department of Agriculture Farm Production Regions (Corn belt, Lake states, Mountain, Northern plains, Pacific, Southern plains) from 2017 to 2018. The study area encompassed all or part of 14 states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Complete methods and other additional information are provided in the journal article associated with this data release (Vandever and others, 2022).
This data release consists of 2 files: “CoverCharacteristicsOfExpiredCRPFields.csv”, and LandCoverAndManagementOfExpiredCRPFields.csv.
|Title||Characteristics, presence of erosional features, and cover of vegetation and bare ground on fields formerly enrolled in grassland, wetland, and wildlife practices of the Conservation Reserve Program in the central and western United States from 2017 to 20|
|Authors||Mark Vandever, Kenneth Elgersma, Sarah K Carter, Ai Wen, Justin Welty, Robert Arkle, Timothy J Assal, David Pilliod, David M Mushet, Rich Iovanna|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Fort Collins Science Center|