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Conservation Desktop

Conservation Desktop (CD) is the core Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative (CDSI) application that integrates NRCS’s technical and financial information and processes into a common user interface. 

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The Conservation Assessment Ranking Tool

The Conservation Assessment Ranking Tool (CART) is a program-neutral, efficient application evaluation tool to facilitate conservation delivery. The new tool is intended to help producers and conservation staff begin an ongoing discussion about how to achieve land and water stewardship goals. It will modernize and streamline NRCS’ conservation planning and program delivery, reduces workload on field staff, and improves the customer experience by creating an efficient application process.


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Conservation Client Gateway

Conservation Client Gateway is a secure web portal that lets you work with NRCS online. Landowners and land managers, whether operating as individuals or authorized representatives of business entities, can track their payments, report completed practices, request conservation assistance, and electronically sign documents. Conservation Client Gateway provides users the flexibility to determine when they want to engage with NRCS​ online and when they prefer in-person conservation planning assistance

Conservation Client Gateway offers a new way to work with NRCS.

Conservation Client Gateway is a secure new website that lets farmers and ranchers request conservation assistance, review and sign documents, track payments and much more.

Conservation assistance is just a click away!

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Climate Hub

The purpose of the Climate Hub is to deliver science-based knowledge, practical information, management & conservation strategies. Along with decision tools to farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners that will help them adapt to weather variability and changing climatic conditions. 

Additional Tools

Technical Guides

Mapping & GIS