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NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program - Great Lakes Region

America’s Great Lakes — Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario — hold 21 percent of the world’s surface fresh water and host habitat for a variety of fish and wildlife species of concern. They provide drinking water for more than 40 million people and economic benefits from fishing and recreation. The Great Lakes Region is also a major agricultural area, with more than 55 million acres of land under production.

All of these uses impact the Great Lakes ecosystem. With the CCA designation, USDA will build on existing strong partnerships in the Great Lakes Region to provide approaches and tools for producers to better manage nutrients and sediment on agricultural land. Accelerated conservation on private lands will help improve water quality, leading to better habitat for fish and wildlife and increased economic opportunities, including maintaining agricultural productivity in this vital region.

This dataset includes a printer-friendly CCA map and shapefiles for GIS.

Parent Record
Release Date
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POLYGON ((-93.33984375 48.10743118848, -93.457030802965 47.007228899266, -91.347655802965 45.856351411548, -88.535155802965 45.79510544445, -88.359374552965 41.009749563868, -86.249999552965 41.538188181907, -84.990234375 41.705728515238, -83.525390177965 41.076038265021, -80.537108927965 41.274503605311, -77.812499552965 42.711503065551, -75.263671427965 43.609034740182, -73.681640177965 43.609034740182, -72.890624552965 44.681152618226, -74.033202677965 45.487864757388, -77.812499552965 44.681152618226, -80.976562052965 43.926384745834, -82.031249552965 46.100661514766, -84.755858927965 47.780681544296, -88.359374552965 49.006168002036))
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Great Lakes Region
Temporal Coverage
January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2018
Contact Name
Biggs, Angela
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Bureau Code
005:53 - Natural Resources Conservation Service