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					Natural Resources Conservation Service
                                            Application Ranking Summary
                                              Limited Resource Farmer
Program: WHIP 2008                                    Ranking Date:               Application Number:
Ranking Tool: Limited Resource Farmer                                             Applicant:
Final Ranking Score:                                                              Address:
Planner:                                                                          Telephone:
Farm Location:
National Priorities Addressed
                   Issue Questions                                    Responses
Healthy Plant and Animal Communities: Wildlife
Habitat Conservation – Will the proposed project
assist the producer to:
      1. a. Retain wildlife and plant benefits on  40 Point(s)
      land exiting the Conservation Reserve
      Program?
      1. b. Address and support existing           40 Point(s)
      conservation initiatives such as but not
      limited to the following or new conservation
      initiatives that support State, National or
      tribal fish or wildlife plans: Sage Grouse,
      Lesser Prairie Chicken, Longleaf Pine, New
      England-New York Forestry

     1. c. Benefit federally listed threatened and    20 Point(s)
     endangered, at-risk, candidate, fish or
     wildlife species of concern?
     1. d. Benefit prioritized native habitat         20 Point(s)
     critical to a fish or wildlife species?
     1. e. Increase, improve or establish             20 Point(s)
     pollinator habitat?
     1. f. Eradicate or control prioritized noxious   20 Point(s)
     or invasive species?
     1. g. Benefit declining or important aquatic     20 Point(s)
     wildlife species prioritized in the State
     WHIP Plan?
     1. h. Implement conservation practices           15 Point(s)
     which benefit prioritized fish or wildlife
     species in forested areas?
     1. i. Establish habitat on pivot corners and     10 Point(s)
     irregular areas on agricultural land?
     1. j. Provide self-sustaining habitat for        10 Point(s)
     prioritized fish and wildlife while reducing
     net carbon emissions or boosting carbon
     storage (e.g., warm season perennial grasses,
     trees or shrubs)?

     1. k. Benefit migration and other movement 15 Point(s)
     corridors for prioritized wildlife?
Business Lines – Conservation Implementation -
Additional Ranking Considerations – Will the
applicant in the proposed project:

      2. a. Complete habitat development within          20 Point(s)
      the first two years of the agreement?

State Issues Addressed
                   Issue Questions                                          Responses
1. Is the total project area less than 1 acre?           20 Point(s)
2. Is the total project area greater than 1 acre, but    60 Point(s)
less than 5 acres?
3. Is the total project area greater than or equal to5   100 Point(s)
acres?
Local Issues Addressed
                   Issue Questions                                          Responses
1. Habitat Suitability Increased by 0.1 <0.2             25 Point(s)
2. Habitat Suitability Increased by 0.2 <0.4             50 Point(s)
3. Habitat Suitability Increased by 0.4 < 0.6            75 Point(s)
4. Habitat Suitability Increased by > 0.6                100 Point(s)
Land Use:
Crop;
Forest;
Hay;
Pasture;
Wildlife;
               Resource Concerns                                             Practices
Air Quality: Particulate matter less than 10             Riparian Forest Buffer
micrometers in diameter (PM 10)
Air Quality: Particulate matter less than 2.5            Filter Strip
micrometers in diameter (PM 2.5)
Air Quality: Particulate matter less than 2.5            Riparian Forest Buffer
micrometers in diameter (PM 2.5)
Fish and Wildlife: Habitat Fragmentation                 Conservation Cover
Fish and Wildlife: Habitat Fragmentation                 Field Border
Fish and Wildlife: Habitat Fragmentation                 Hedgerow Planting
Fish and Wildlife: Habitat Fragmentation                 Restoration and Management of Rare and D
Fish and Wildlife: Habitat Fragmentation                 Riparian Forest Buffer
Fish and Wildlife: Habitat Fragmentation                 Tree/Shrub Establishment
Fish and Wildlife: Habitat Fragmentation                 Upland Wildlife Habitat Management
Fish and Wildlife: Habitat Fragmentation                 Wetland Restoration
Fish and Wildlife: Habitat Fragmentation                 Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Cover/Shelter              Conservation Cover
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Cover/Shelter              Field Border
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Cover/Shelter              Filter Strip
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Cover/Shelter              Forest Stand Improvement
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Cover/Shelter   Hedgerow Planting
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Cover/Shelter   Integrated Pest Management
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Cover/Shelter   Restoration and Management of Rare and D
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Cover/Shelter   Riparian Forest Buffer
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Cover/Shelter   Shallow Water Development and Management

Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Cover/Shelter   Tree/Shrub Establishment
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Cover/Shelter   Upland Wildlife Habitat Management
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Cover/Shelter   Wetland Restoration
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Cover/Shelter   Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Food            Brush Management
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Food            Conservation Cover
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Food            Field Border
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Food            Forest Stand Improvement
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Food            Hedgerow Planting
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Food            Riparian Forest Buffer
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Food            Shallow Water Development and Management

Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Food            Tree/Shrub Establishment
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Food            Upland Wildlife Habitat Management
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Food            Wetland Restoration
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Food            Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Water           Restoration and Management of Rare and D
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Water           Shallow Water Development and Management

Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Water           Structure for Water Control
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Water           Wetland Restoration
Fish and Wildlife: Inadequate Water           Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management
Fish and Wildlife: T&E Species: Declining     Conservation Cover
Species, Species of Concern
Fish and Wildlife: T&E Species: Declining     Field Border
Species, Species of Concern
Fish and Wildlife: T&E Species: Declining     Hedgerow Planting
Species, Species of Concern
Fish and Wildlife: T&E Species: Declining     Restoration and Management of Rare and D
Species, Species of Concern
Fish and Wildlife: T&E Species: Declining     Riparian Forest Buffer
Species, Species of Concern
Fish and Wildlife: T&E Species: Declining     Shallow Water Development and Management
Species, Species of Concern
Fish and Wildlife: T&E Species: Declining     Tree/Shrub Establishment
Species, Species of Concern
Fish and Wildlife: T&E Species: Declining     Upland Wildlife Habitat Management
Species, Species of Concern
Fish and Wildlife: T&E Species: Declining     Wetland Restoration
Species, Species of Concern
Fish and Wildlife: T&E Species: Declining     Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management
Species, Species of Concern
Plant Condition: Productivity, Health and Vigor   Brush Management

Plant Condition: Productivity, Health and Vigor   Integrated Pest Management

Soil Condition: Compaction                        Filter Strip
Soil Condition: Contaminants - Residual           Integrated Pest Management
Pesticides
Soil Condition: Contaminants - Residual           Riparian Forest Buffer
Pesticides
Soil Condition: Contaminants-Animal Waste and     Filter Strip
Other Organics - N
Soil Condition: Contaminants-Animal Waste and     Riparian Forest Buffer
Other Organics - N
Soil Condition: Contaminants-Animal Waste and     Filter Strip
Other Organics - P
Soil Condition: Contaminants-Animal Waste and     Riparian Forest Buffer
Other Organics - P
Soil Condition: Contaminants-Commercial           Filter Strip
Fertilizer - N
Soil Condition: Contaminants-Commercial           Riparian Forest Buffer
Fertilizer - N
Soil Condition: Contaminants-Commercial           Filter Strip
Fertilizer - P
Soil Condition: Contaminants-Commercial           Riparian Forest Buffer
Fertilizer - P
Soil Erosion: Sheet and Rill                      Brush Management
Soil Erosion: Sheet and Rill                      Conservation Cover
Soil Erosion: Sheet and Rill                      Field Border
Soil Erosion: Sheet and Rill                      Filter Strip
Soil Erosion: Sheet and Rill                      Riparian Forest Buffer
Water Quality: Excessive Nutrients and Organics   Riparian Forest Buffer
in Groundwater
Water Quality: Excessive Nutrients and Organics   Filter Strip
in Surface Water
Water Quality: Excessive Nutrients and Organics   Riparian Forest Buffer
in Surface Water
Water Quality: Excessive Suspended Sediment       Field Border
and Turbidity in Surface Water
Water Quality: Excessive Suspended Sediment       Filter Strip
and Turbidity in Surface Water
Water Quality: Excessive Suspended Sediment       Riparian Forest Buffer
and Turbidity in Surface Water
Water Quality: Excessive Suspended Sediment       Structure for Water Control
and Turbidity in Surface Water
Water Quality: Harmful Levels of Pathogens in     Filter Strip
Groundwater
Water Quality: Harmful Levels of Pathogens in     Riparian Forest Buffer
Groundwater
Water Quality: Harmful Levels of Pathogens in     Filter Strip
Surface Water
Water Quality: Harmful Levels of Pathogens in                   Riparian Forest Buffer
Surface Water
Water Quality: Harmful Levels of Pesticides in                  Integrated Pest Management
Groundwater
Water Quality: Harmful Levels of Pesticides in                  Riparian Forest Buffer
Groundwater
Water Quality: Harmful Levels of Pesticides in                  Integrated Pest Management
Surface Water
Water Quality: Harmful Levels of Pesticides in                  Riparian Forest Buffer
Surface Water
Water Quantity: Excessive Runoff, Flooding, or                  Structure for Water Control
Ponding
Water Quantity: Reduced Capacity of                             Field Border
Conveyances by Sediment Deposition
Water Quantity: Reduced Capacity of                             Filter Strip
Conveyances by Sediment Deposition
Water Quantity: Reduced Capacity of                             Riparian Forest Buffer
Conveyances by Sediment Deposition
Water Quantity: Reduced Capacity of                             Structure for Water Control
Conveyances by Sediment Deposition
Water Quantity: Reduced Storage of Water Bodies                 Field Border
by Sediment Accumulation
Water Quantity: Reduced Storage of Water Bodies                 Filter Strip
by Sediment Accumulation
Water Quantity: Reduced Storage of Water Bodies                 Riparian Forest Buffer
by Sediment Accumulation
Water Quantity: Reduced Storage of Water Bodies                 Structure for Water Control
by Sediment Accumulation
Ranking Score
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Local Issues:

State Issues:

National Issues:

Final Ranking Score:
This ranking report is for your information. It does not in any way guarantee funding. When funding becomes available, you will be notified if your
application is selected for funding. Some changes to the application may be required before a final contract is awarded.
Notes:
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                                                                policy:



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