Measure GL-16 Metadata


Most Recent Measure Description:
ACS Code:GL-16
PERS Code:632
Measure Key Words:Great Lakes acres with USDA conservation practices
Measure Language:Acres in Great Lakes watershed with USDA conservation practices implemented to reduce erosion, nutrients, and/or pesticide loading.
Goal, Objective and Subobjective:2.2.4: Improve the Health of the Great Lakes
Measure Type:Target
ACS Shareholder: 
Comments:New measure starting in FY11. The commitments measure annual percentage increases from the FY05 baseline of 165,000 acres.


Type of Measure *Yes/NoFY09FY10FY11FY12
NPGYes  2%8%
Budget (target)Yes  2%8%
Strategic PlanNo   n/a
KPINo   n/a
ARRANo   n/a
StateGrantNo  n/an/a
* Note: The figures for all budget measures are targets. The figures for all the other types of measures are commitments established during the development of the National Water Program Guidance.


Office Information:
Office Lead:GLNPO
Contact:Michael Russ, EPA Great Lakes National Program Office: russ.michael@epa.gov | (312) 886-4013


Most Recent Measure Definition (From FY2010 or FY2010, if available):
Terms and Phrases:o NRCS: Natural Resources Conservation Service, an Agency of U.S. Department of Agriculture. o Farm Bill: The 2008 farm bill (P.L. 110-246, Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008) contained 15 titles covering support for commodity crops, horticulture and livestock, conservation, nutrition, trade and food aid, agricultural research, farm credit, rural development, energy, forestry, and other related programs. It also included tax-related provisions and some new spending initiatives. The bill succeeds the 2002 farm bill (P.L. 107-171) and guides most federal farm and food policies through FY2012. The farm bill undergoes review and reauthorization roughly every five years. o EQIP: Environmental Quality Incentives Program. This Farm Bill program offers financial and technical help to assist eligible participants install or implement structural and management practices on eligible agricultural land. The practices are subject to NRCS technical standards adapted for local conditions. o CTA: Conservation Technical Assistance. This Farm Bill program provides technical assistance supported by science-based technology and tools to help people conserve, maintain, and improve their natural resources, including direct conservation planning, design and implementation assistance.
Methodology for Computation of Results:Using NRCS's Conservation Technical Assistance Program (CTA) and Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), NRCS will work directly with agricultural producers to install conservation practices on their operations to reduce soil erosion and nutrient loading to waters of the Great Lakes basin. Annual compilation of acres in Great Lakes watersheds with EQIP and CTA conservation practices implemented will provide the measure of effectiveness of the programs.
Units:Acres in Great Lakes basin watershed
Universe:n/a
Baseline:165,000 acres


Most Recent Regional Measure Results Trend Data (From FY2010 End of Year Report, if available):
Measure Results Trend Data 


Most Recent National Results Trend Data Chart (From FY2010 End of Year Report, if available):
Measure Results Trend Data Chart 


ACS Measure History:
Fiscal YearACS CodeMeasure Description
2012GL-16Acres in Great Lakes watershed with USDA conservation practices implemented to reduce erosion, nutrients, and/or pesticide loading.
2011GL-16Acres in Great Lakes watershed with USDA conservation practices implemented to reduce erosion, nutrients, and/or pesticide loading.


Decision History: Click for measure decision details


Most Recent Data Sources and Data Quality and Limitations (From FY2011 or FY2010 V & V, if available):GL-16.docx




External Links:
Congressional Justification
2010 EOY Report


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