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Natural Resources, Conservation, and Environment

Are you researching how climate change, conservation practices, the environment, invasive species, or natural resources play a role in agriculture?

Find Library materials, USDA websites, tools, and other important resources to guide your research.

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National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC)

The Library's NISIC maintains, a gateway to information about species considered to be invasive.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

LCA is a method of assessing environmental impacts associated with all stages of a product's life. The LCA collection on Ag Data Commons provides a catalog and archive of data, tools, and resources.

Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP)

USDA's CEAP is a multi-agency effort led by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to quantify the effects of conservation practices and programs on agricultural land. 

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