Once you have at least one site associated with your project, you can start entering specific practice data to that site. The practices and instructions that are available will differ depending on the Grant Program that you assigned the project to. Because the information varies so much depending on the grant program, our help documentation may appear more sparse that the other sections.
Practices refer to the on-the-ground restoration work you and partners will complete through the life cycle of the project. Practices are identified and progressed towards completion through the sites. So, if your project will be installing the same practices at multiple sites, you'll need to add details separately at each site. To do this:
Click on the plus sign on the bottom of your Site Overview dashboard to create a new practice.
On the Edit Practice page you can enter in a Practice Name and description. You then need to search the list for the correct Practice Type available in FieldDoc. You cannot create your own practice type, you must choose from the available list. The practice type is a critical component that is used to calculate any available pollution reduction models.
- Make sure that you have assigned your project to a Grant Program before attempting to add a Practice Type. The Grant Program determine which practice types are available for selection and the relevant pollution reduction models, if applicable.
- Practice Types added manually from the Practice Type page available on the left hand banner will not appear in your drop down list if your project is assigned to a grant program. No manually created practice types will be tied to automated reduction calculations.
Add Practice Location
Next stop on the Practice Creation Journey is to add a practice location. Refer to the Practice Type description for instructions on what your practice location footprint should delineate. You can either use the FieldDoc tools to draw the footprint onto the map directly or upload a shapefile using the provided instructions.
Click on the metrics icon to finalize your modeled reductions and add in all targets at the practice level.
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FieldDoc generates the footprint of the practice based on the geometry that you inputted on the edit location page. Often, the pollution reduction models use the area of that practice footprint as an input into the algorithm. Often, but not always. FieldDoc asks for acreage. Under the practice extent section FieldDoc provides the calculated footprint.
FieldDoc also provides instructions on what extent the model uses to calculate estimated reductions. As a default, the calculated area is used but you can enter in a different area if the practice extent selected requires an area. In instances where the estimated reductions are not calculated based on the area, you must enter in the required input such as number of animal units or number of systems. Once you have entered your extent input, click the check mark to save your work. The estimated active targets will re-calculate and appear based on the input your added.
Add any additional metrics and the target you propose to meet by the end of your project period.