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Instructions

The map layers are organized into the groups below. Click on the group name to view the layers within it, and to display those layers on the map.

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The potential payment under the proposed scenario is:
$

( lbs. total phosphorus x $ per lb. annual reduction)
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Answer the questions below to describe your field(s) and operation.


# Acres
Select a simulation saved to your account and build a detailed report. Once complete, a website link to the report will be displayed on the screen and sent via email sent to the address associated with your account.
The PDF report will include detailed outputs, survey responses, and a map.

Filter your simulations by project:
Your saved simulations:

To import survey answers from a previous saved simulation, select the simulation below and click Import Survey.

Filter your simulations by project:
Your saved simulations:

Login to your account to view your saved projects.
username:
password:
Fill out the form below to create a new account.

first name:
last name:
username:
password:
re-type password:
email:
organization:
Edit the fields below and press the Save Changes button
below to save the edits to your account.


first name: organization:
last name: email:
username: If you need to grant a partner organization access to your account, you can do that here:
password:
re-type password:
To delete your account, and all associated data (including digitized map features, BMPs, scenarios,
and reports), re-type your password and press the Delete button below. You will be asked to
confirm you request once more.


password:
Provide the email address associated with the account and click the Reset button
below.


email:


  

Scenario Name:
This scenario will be saved to the project


Does this scenario refer to a currently installed BMP or management change? No (hypothetical)
Yes
Notes:




Are you sure you want to delete the project named


All associated fields, simulations, and results will also be deleted.

Are you sure you want to delete the simulation named


All previously saved simulation results will also be deleted.

Make your edits and click the Save button below.
Project Name:


Simulation Name:
Part of project:
Simulated modules:
Does this simulation refer to a currently installed BMP or land cover change?
Notes:

Simulation Name:
Part of project:
Does this simulation refer to a currently installed BMP or land cover change? No (hypothetical)
Yes
Notes:



Through this menu you can delete multiple projects and simulations at once.


Filter by project:

Are you sure you want to delete the selected ?

All associated will also be deleted.

      
The current payment rate for phosphorus reduction is:

$  
River Raisin Pay for Performance program offers farmers a one time payment for reducing phosphorus losses. To begin, click Runoff Calculator at the top of the screen and follow the instructions. For assistance, contact Amy Gilhouse, the program’s local technician, at 517-673-1655 or crossroadsfarm@yahoo.com.

This tool supports the goals of The Stewardship Network’s (TSN) Pay for Performance project in the River Raisin Watershed of southeast Michigan, a joint effort between TSN, Michigan State University Extension (MSUE), the Graham Sustainability Institute at the University of Michigan (UM), Winrock International, the Institute of Water Research at Michigan State University (IWR-MSU), and the Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering at Ohio State University (OSU). The project is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

The tool allows users to digitize field boundaries in the watershed, describe the agricultural operations on the field(s), view modeled estimates of nutrient runoff, and evaluate potential incentive payments for adopting conservation practices.

Modeled estimates were produced through the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) by researchers at UM and OSU. This online tool was developed by IWR-MSU, and is part of the Great Lakes Watershed Management System toolkit.

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Please direct technical questions regarding the online tool to Glenn O’Neil (IWR-MSU: oneilg@msu.edu), and questions regarding the Pay for Performance project to Monica Day (517-604-9500).
River Raisin Pay for Performance program offers farmers a one time payment for reducing phosphorus losses. To begin, click Runoff Calculator at the top of the screen and follow the instructions. For assistance, contact Amy Gilhouse, the program’s local technician, at 517-673-1655 or crossroadsfarm@yahoo.com.

Click on the links below to begin guided tutorials of GLWMS functions.

Select a saved simulation in your account to explore all the possible combinations of survey responses. The system will email you a spreadsheet in which you can sort and identify the choices to maximize phosphorus reductions.


Filter your simulations by project:
Your saved simulations:

How do I view aerial imagery for my field? How can I tell when and who took the picture.
How do I view aerial imagery for my field? How can I tell when and who took the picture.
1. In the example below, the drawn feature did not adequately cover the field's northeast corner.
2. On the Draw table, click on the orange pencil to edit the feature.
3. Use the feature anchors to move, resize, or reshape its boundaries.
4. Note the updated boundary and acreage.


1. Click on a project name to view its saved simulations.


2. Click on a simulation name to load its field boundaries and model results.













Select the Expand the selection option if prompted.

Your current simulation is not saved.
It will be lost if you logout without saving it.

Built in partnership with the The Stewardship Network, Michigan State University Extension, the Graham Sustainability Institute, Winrock International, Ohio State University, and the Institute of Water Research, with funding from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Institute of Water Research at Michigan State University, all rights reserved 2020