NRCS Policy on Providing Assistance to Managers of Riparian Areas
NRCS policy on providing assistance to managers of riparian areas (190 GM, part 411.03(d)) emphasizes that NRCS must strive to:
provide the best alternatives for the sustainable production of multiple benefits;
assist land managers to understand that riparian areas are vital components of the ecosystems in which they occur and are extremely important for flood control and hydrologic function (water quantity, quality, and timing); and
incorporate riparian areas into conservation plans to sustain or improve water quality and quantity benefits.