- G.1: Determining if there is prime or unique farmland in your project area
- G.2: How to provide relevant and helpful support documentation
G.1: Determining if there is prime or unique farmland in your project area
To determine if there is prime or unique farmland at the project site, reference a soil survey for your area published by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) or contact NRCS directly for assistance. Locate the project site on the soil survey maps and note which soil types are present. With the assistance of the local NRCS office, identify and obtain a list of the prime and unique farmlands in your county. NRCS will also have a list of those specialty crops that qualify for unique farmland. If the soil types at your project area are not on the list and if the project does not affect land containing specialty crops or crops that have a special state significance, then answer “no” to Section G, Question 1 of the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Environmental and Historic Preservation Questions.