Use Agricultural Best Management Practices

The Agricultural Best Management Practices solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you enroll participants in best management practices (BMP) programs, verify those participants, and analyze trends in BMP programs.

In this topic, you’ll learn how to use the solution by assuming the role of a user and performing the workflows below.

Manage BMP programs

The BMP Enrollment Survey can be used by program managers to enroll agricultural producers in BMP programs. The BMP Verification Survey verifies that best management practices are being followed, while the BMP Enrollment Status dashboard can be used to track participation and understand participation trends.

Enroll participants

You will assume the role of a fieldworker enrolling agricultural producers in BMP programs.

  1. In ArcGIS Survey123, open the BMP Enrollment Survey.
  2. Click the Collect button.
  3. Fill in the survey as completely as possible.
  4. Click the check mark and click Send Now.

Verify participants

You will assume the role of a fieldworker verifying agricultural producers enrolled in BMP programs are adhering to best management practices.

  1. In ArcGIS Survey123, open the BMP Verification Survey.
  2. Select Inbox and if no surveys appear, click Refresh.
  3. Find your site in the list or click Map to find sites near you. Once you find your site, click it to open the survey.
  4. Update the questions in the Verification of Implementation section.
  5. Click the check mark and click Send Now.

Monitor participation

You will assume the role of a BMP manager monitoring enrollment and verification trends in your BMP program.

  1. In a browser, go to the BMP Enrollment Status app.
  2. Use the dashboard to visualize your data.

Use best management practices metrics

The Best Management Practice Dashboard can be used by policy makers and constituents to understand overall program metrics for watersheds, counties, or legislative boundaries. It is typically used to understand how BMP programs are improving water quality, the total number of producers, and acres enrolled in BMP programs.

Monitor best management practices metrics

You will assume the role of a BMP manager monitoring the impact programs are having.

  1. In a browser, go to the Best Management Practice Dashboard.
  2. Use the dashboard to visualize your data.