Below are a few links from the US Department of Agriculture. Apparently in the 2010 NRI Summary Report, the state of Oregon has less land for agriculture. One of the reasons for this is the amount of land that has been taken out of production for agriculture and used for wetland restoration. One good example is the current Bandon Marsh, which was a working farm just a few years ago and the planned expansion would have taken another 4500 acres of farmland. Now, it is a mosquito pit. Can you imagine what it would be like if the expansion had not been suspended?......Rob T.
National Resources Inventory
These documents are in Adobe Acrobat format:
New! 2010 NRI Summary Report
(PDF; 7.7 MB)
2007 NRI Summary Report
(PDF; 1.8 MB)
Supplemental Caribbean 2007 NRI Summary Report, May 2012
(PDF; 0.2 MB)
Supplemental Hawaii 2007 NRI Summary Report, June 2012
(PDF; 0.3 MB)
Alaska 2007 NRI Summary Report, December 2012
(PDF; 0.1 MB)
- 2007 NRI - Land Use Status and Trends
- 2007 NRI - Development of Non-Federal Rural Land
- 2007 NRI - Soil Erosion on Cropland
- 2007 NRI - Wetlands
- NRI Rangeland Resource Assessment (October 2010)
- 1997 NRI Archive
State and Regional profiles based on the 2007 NRI can be found through the RCA data viewer.
The Resource Inventory Division leads the NRI effort in cooperation with Iowa State University's Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology and support from:
2013 NRI-CEAP Survey of Farming and Conservation Practices in the California Bay-Delta Watershed Area
NRCS is partnering with USDA-NASS to deliver the 2013 NRI-CEAP survey, which collects information from agricultural producers in the California Bay-Delta watershed area, with a primary focus on the Sacramento River Watershed, the San Joaquin River Watershed, and the Tulare Lake Basin Watershed, about farming and conservation practices on cultivated and non-cultivated cropland. NASS representatives will visit nearly 1,764 farms in California and Oregon between September 2013 and February 2014 to collect information on farm production practices; chemical, fertilizer and manure applications; integrated pest management; and installed conservation practices.
The farmer questionnaire, NRCS questionnaire, and respondent booklet are available online.
Send comments, questions, or requests for additional data summaries to the NRI Help Desk.
USDA---Rural Development Funding Opportunities
SAOVA_West---Lawsuit filed against APHIS Retail Pet Store Rule
USDA---Endangered Species Act Section 7 for State & County Offices
RCGI---Latest vote on the NDAA 2014 November 21, 2013
US Senate---O&C Land Grant Act of 2013
USDA---2013 Farm Subsidy Database
Natural Resources Committee---How ESA Settlements are Harming Local Economies
Port Orford---Government Ownership equals Poverty and hungry children