RCA Data Viewer
New data visualization tools are now available. Users can graph, map, and download customized datasets based on practices applied through NRCS programs and survey data on land use, soil erosion, and prime farmland from the National Resources Inventory (NRI).
NRCS Conservation Programs: Acres Receiving Conservation
Acres Receiving Conservation through NRCS Programs for fiscal years 2005-2021, by conservation program or NRCS performance measure. Land unit (field) acres and practice counts are available for every practice.
NRCS Conservation Programs: Practices Applied
Practices Applied through NRCS Programs, fiscal years 2005-2021. Land unit (field) acres and practice counts are available for every conservation practice.
NRCS Financial Assistance Programs
Contract data for fiscal years 2014-2022. Data includes dollars obligated, contracts signed, contracts with historically underserved farmers, and conservation practices.
NRCS Easement Programs
Data for fiscal years 1998-2022. Data on the number of conservation easements and acres under easement available by state, county, program, year, easement duration, and purpose of easement.
NRCS Financial Obligations
Data for fiscal years 2005-2021. Users can see total financial obligations, by program, including funds for program administration and other NRCS costs.
Trends in prime farmland for 1982-2017, at 5-year intervals, by land type and state based on the National Resources Inventory (NRI). Data can be filtered, graphed, mapped, and downloaded by state, year, land type (e.g., cropl...
Land Use Trends
Data by land type (e.g., cropland, pasture, forest) for 1982-2017, at 5-year intervals, by state, based on the National Resources Inventory (NRI). Data can be filtered, graphed, mapped, and downloaded by state, year, and land...
Cropland Soil Erosion
Estimated wind and sheet and rill erosion on cropland for 1982-2017, at 5-year intervals, for highly erodible and non-highly erodible land, by state based on the National Resources Inventory (NRI).
RCA Data Downloads
Data in Excel format (machine readable flat files), for selected Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act (RCA) conservation program reports, can be downloaded from this page.
Non-Federal Rangeland Resource Concerns
Rangeland resource concerns data from the National Resources Inventory (NRI) On-Site Rangeland Sample, 2014-2018.
RCA Conservation Program Reports
Download reports summarizing NRCS conservation program activity, FY 2005-2022.
Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act (RCA)
The Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act (RCA) of 1977, as amended, provides the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) broad strategic assessment and planning authority for the conservation, protection, and enhancement of soil, water, and related natural resources.
Natural Resources Assessment
NRCS documents the effects of conservation practices and systems so that better decisions can be made and risk is managed more effectively. NRCS cooperates with other Federal and State agencies and conservation partners to collect and analyze natural resource data.