• The Nutrient Tracking Tool is now available nation-wide to estimate nutrient and sediment losses from crop and pasture
  • Ecosystem markets data now avialable in EnviroAtlas
  • Welcome to the new USDA Environmental Markets Website!
  • Visit the new USDA-EPA Water Quality Trading Roadmap to find resources and learn more about water quality markets.
  • National Network offers guidance on building water quality trading programs

Welcome to the USDA’s Environmental Markets Website

Environmental markets are an innovative policy approach to increasing funding for environmental conservation and are often viewed as a complement to traditional conservation programs. Current active and pilot markets exist for greenhouse gasses, water quality, water quantity, wetlands, and habitats.

Use this site to find more information about different types of environmental markets, market resources and tools, and more information about environmental market activities at USDA. 

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