CAP - CNMP (102)
Group CriteriaCriteria
CAP CNMP (102) Option 1 - Knowledge and TrainingCNMP - Policy: Knowledge of CNMP policy contained in GM 190, Part 405 and CNMP Technical Criteria contained in each State Field Office Technical Guide in compliance with NI_190_304.
CNMP Development - Experience: Provide 2 sample plans developed within the last 3 years, their locations, and at least 2 associated customer references where technical service has been provided to document your experience and proficiency in the planning, designing, installation/layout, and checkout of the nutrient management practice and submit the plans by email, or send a paper copy by mail to your resident State TSP Coordinator.
Conservation Planning Knowledge: Possess and demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities: a) Awareness of the specific USDA and local program rules and regulations for conservation programs used to carry out conservation treatment, b) Skill in applying the NRCS conservation planning process, c) Ability to plan and implement conservation practices common to the geographic area, d) Skill in applying approved erosion prediction technology (Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE2), Wind Erosion Prediction System (WEPS), e) Knowledge of NRCS Field Office Technical Guide standards and specifications for applicable conservation practices in the states and localities to be serviced, f) Skill in using applicable site vulnerability assessment tools, g) Knowledge of Federal, State, tribal, and local laws and regulations, h) Knowledge of livestock and poultry animal feeding operations, manure transfer systems, manure treatment systems, and manure/waste storage systems.
Conservation Planning NRCS Training Modules 1-9: Complete modules 1 through 9 of NRCS Conservation Planning Course or an equivalent NRCS approved Conservation Planning Training.
Nutrient Management Knowledge: Knowledge of fertilizer and manure management to develop nutrient management plans consistent with the current NRCS Conservation Practice Standard 590 Nutrient Management for the states seeking certification.
CAP CNMP (102) Option 2 - Knowledge, Experience, EducationCNMP - Policy: Knowledge of CNMP policy contained in GM 190, Part 405 and CNMP Technical Criteria contained in each State Field Office Technical Guide in compliance with NI_190_304.
CNMP Development - Experience: Have assisted in the development of CNMPs and provided on-site conservation planning assistance to producers under the supervision of a Certified CNMP planner for 2 years. Provide 2 sample plans developed within the last 3 years, their locations, and at least 2 associated customer references where technical service has been provided to document your experience and proficiency in the planning, designing, installation/layout, and checkout of the nutrient management practice and submit the plans by email, or send a paper copy by mail to your resident State TSP Coordinator.
Conservation Planning Knowledge: Possess and demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities: a) Awareness of the specific USDA and local program rules and regulations for conservation programs used to carry out conservation treatment, b) Skill in applying the NRCS conservation planning process, c) Ability to plan and implement conservation practices common to the geographic area, d) Skill in applying approved erosion prediction technology (Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE2), Wind Erosion Prediction System (WEPS), e) Knowledge of NRCS Field Office Technical Guide standards and specifications for applicable conservation practices in the states and localities to be serviced, f) Skill in using applicable site vulnerability assessment tools, g) Knowledge of Federal, State, tribal, and local laws and regulations, h) Knowledge of livestock and poultry animal feeding operations, manure transfer systems, manure treatment systems, and manure/waste storage systems.
Education: Possess a minimum of a B.S. or Associate degree in Natural Resources or Agricultural Program.
Nutrient Management Knowledge: Knowledge of fertilizer and manure management to develop nutrient management plans consistent with the current NRCS Conservation Practice Standard 590 Nutrient Management for the states seeking certification.