CPDS Tool is a web based application that automates the decision support
process, step 5 of the 9-step NRCS planning process.
The application aims at helping land owners and resource conservationists
in identifying and reviewing current resource concerns in a given
field or conservation management unit (CMU) and matching them to candidate
conservation practices using the Conservation Practices Physical Effects
(CPPE) data base.
The CPDS Tool allows the user to find the most
effective conservation practices that can be used to address the
resource concerns in a CMU. The CPDS Tool is based on Sections III,
IV and V of the NRCS's eFOTG and the National Planning Procedures
Handbook. These documents describe the process and relationships
of practices and their effects, resource concerns, quality criteria,
and relationships to a conservation plan.
The end product of the CPDS Tool is a display of a comprehensive
set of conservation practices from which to develop resource management
system alternatives. Alternatives can be viewed by the landowner
to decide an effective course of treatment for the CMU being investigated.
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The following is a navigation map for the CPDS Tool: