NRCS Local Working Group Survey - Middle Park
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), formerly known as the Soil Conservation Service (SCS), is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides technical assistance to farmers and other private landowners and managers.

The following "Local Working Group" survey aides NRCS in both financial and technical assistance administration and implementation.  In the past information from LWGs has enabled NRCS to:
Adjust priority resource concerns,
Change allocation distributions,
Create new fund pools for priority/ specialized projects
Request changes in payment schedules,
Inform technical decisions and state level implementation requirements,
Identify barriers in local and state level program participation
Adopt/ identify new technologies and practices that have proven successful locally
Collect local success stories
Understand training needs for producers, partners, and staff
And much, much more

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This specific survey is aimed at producers, landowners, and land managers living and working in Grand and Summit Counties, Colorado (aka Middle Park).
If you live in a different area of Colorado or the US, please contact your local NRCS office.  
NOTE: This survey is not intended for residential homeowners or those with small acreages not engaged in agriculture or forest ag.  If you are one of those residents and you want to provide your input on conservation in Grand and Summit Counties, please see our other "Community Needs Survey" at the link below.  
We THANK YOU in advance for your participation in this important survey.  
Survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete.
Section 1: Basic Info
Name (optional)
Email (optional)*
* If you wish for us to reach to you in response to this survey, please be sure to enter an email address
What is your role in Grand and/or Summit County? (check all that apply) *
Required
Have you participated in NRCS Programs before?
Clear selection
If you have not completed an NRCS programs, what are your barriers? (check all that apply
Section 2: Ag Producer Details
If you are an ag producer, what is your ag operation?(check all that apply)
Considering your ag operation, what areas of concern are you wanting to improve on? (check ll that apply)
Section 3: Resource Concerns
Choose your top 5 priorities for each land type that is a concern of yours. You do NOT have to choose 5 priorities...you may skip any and all if you wish.   PLEASE ONLY SELECT ONE CONCERN FOR EACH PRIORITY RANKING (do not select multiple first priorities, etc...)
Irrigated Lands
Includes vegetables, citrus, hayland, plant nurseries. PLEASE ONLY SELECT ONE CONCERN FOR EACH PRIORITY RANKING (do not select multiple first priorities, etc...)
1st priority
2nd priority
3rd priority
4th priority
5th priority
Inefficient irrigation water use (pipelines, pumps, sprinklers, water control structures, culverts)
Plant productivity and health (irrigation practices, fertility, grazing management)
Erosion (soil lost by wind and water)
Plant pest pressure (invasive plants, weeds, insects)
Groundwater depletion
Surface water depletion
Fire management (prescribed fire to control excess biomass)
Offsite nutrient/pesticide transport affecting water quality
Salts transported affecting water quality
Soil quality and health (organic matter depletion, compaction, soil organism habitat)
Air quality and emisssions
Inefficient energy use
Upland wildlife habitat
Aquatic, wetland, riparian wildlife habitat
Streambank erosion
Long term protection of land (loss of function/values, threat of conversion)
Clear selection
Pasture (irrigated and non-irrigated)
Pasture is land that has been converted to introduced and naturalized grass species for the purpose of livestock production. PLEASE ONLY SELECT ONE CONCERN FOR EACH PRIORITY RANKING (do not select multiple first priorities, etc...)
1st priority
2nd priority
3rd priority
4th priority
5th priority
Inefficient irrigation water use (pipelines, pumps, sprinklers, water control structures, culverts)
Plant productivity and health (irrigation practices, fertility, grazing management)
Inadequate livestock water quantity, quality, and distribution (wells, troughs, pumps, pipelines, springs)
Erosion (soil lost by wind and water)
Plant pest pressure (invasive plants, weeds, insects)
Groundwater depletion
Surface water depletion
Fire management (prescribed fire to control excess biomass)
Offsite nutrient/pesticide transport affecting water quality
Salts transported affecting water quality
Soil quality and health (organic matter depletion, compaction, soil organism habitat)
Air quality and emisssions
Inefficient energy use
Upland wildlife habitat
Aquatic, wetland, riparian wildlife habitat
Streambank erosion
Long term protection of land (loss of function/values, threat of conversion)
Clear selection
Rangeland
Rangeland includes native stands of grasses, shrubs, and trees. It can be managed for livestock, wildlife, or both. PLEASE ONLY SELECT ONE CONCERN FOR EACH PRIORITY RANKING (do not select multiple first priorities, etc...)
1st priority
2nd priority
3rd priority
4th priority
5th priority
Degraded plant condition (plant productivity and health, brush management, plant composition, prescribed grazing management)
Inadequate livestock water quantity, quality, and distribution (wells, troughs, pumps, pipelines, springs)
Erosion (soil lost by wind and water)
Plant pest pressure (invasive plants, weeds, insects)
Groundwater depletion
Surface water depletion
Fire management (prescribed fire to control excess biomass)
Offsite nutrient/pesticide transport affecting water quality
Salts transported affecting water quality
Soil quality and health (organic matter depletion, compaction, soil organism habitat)
Air quality and emisssions
Inefficient energy use
Upland wildlife habitat
Aquatic, wetland, riparian wildlife habitat
Streambank erosion
Long term protection of land (loss of function/values, threat of conversion)
Clear selection
Forestland (for forest ag production)
Forestland is defined as stands of timber managed specifically for timber harvest. Other land uses may occur during development of the stand (i.e., grazing). PLEASE ONLY SELECT ONE CONCERN FOR EACH PRIORITY RANKING (do not select multiple first priorities, etc...)
1st priority
2nd priority
3rd priority
4th priority
5th priority
Degraded plant condition (tree productivity and health, tree compostion, harvest management)
Inadequate livestock water quantity, quality, and distribution (wells, troughs, pumps, pipelines, springs)
Erosion (soil lost by wind and water)
Plant pest pressure (invasive plants, weeds, insects)
Groundwater depletion
Surface water depletion
Fire management (prescribed fire to control excess biomass)
Offsite nutrient/pesticide transport affecting water quality
Salts transported affecting water quality
Soil quality and health (organic matter depletion, compaction, soil organism habitat)
Air quality and emisssions
Inefficient energy use
Upland wildlife habitat
Aquatic, wetland, riparian wildlife habitat
Streambank erosion
Long term protection of land (loss of function/values, threat of conversion)
Clear selection
Did we miss any resource concerns above?  Tell us about it!
NRCS Program Participation
If you have participated in NRCS programs before, which programs? (check all that apply)
On what land use have you installed projects cost shared by NRCS before ? (check all that apply)
What types of practices have you completed? (check all that apply)
What conservation practices have you used that were SUCCESSFUL?
What conservation practices have you tried that FAILED? Or are there any conservation practices that you know won't work for your property?
Are there new technologies or practices that you are aware of that NRCS should consider adopting?
FINAL COMMENTS!
Please leave any final comments, questions, and concerns.
Remember: If you want us to respond to you, please leave your email in the email field in Section 1 of the survey.  
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