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NJ NRCS Practices

New Jersey Conservation Practice Standards and Information

This page provides documentation related to planning or implementing conservation practices in New Jersey. The conservation practice standards and documents are approved for use by the Natural Resource Conservation Service in New Jersey. The conservation practice standards and other documents listed below have been modified to reflect New Jersey's local conditions and requirements. New Jersey practice standards must be used, when available, for conservation practice implementation in New Jersey. For reference, the National version of Practice Standards, Job Sheets and Statements of Work can be found on the National website.
Conservation Practices in New Jersey are listed in alphabetical order.
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Conservation Practices in New Jersey (A)

Number

Name

Units

NJ Practice Standard

Job Sheets

Operations and Maintenance Requirements

Statements of Work

2015 Payment Schedule

Related Information

Responsible Discipline

472

Access Control

Feet

pdf May 2010

pdf Aug 2012

 

pdf August 2010

pdf

formerly Use Exclusion

Resources/Forestry

560

Access Road

Feet

pdf May 2010

   doc Sept 2004 pdf     Engineering
309 Agrichemical Handling Facility Number pdf March 2008   pdf March 2008 pdf pdf Agrichemical Handling Facility Data Sheet Engineering
371 Air Filtration and Scrubbing Number pdf Aug 2010   pdf August 2010       Engineering
311 Alley Cropping Acres pdf July 2011 doc National Aug 2012   pdf     Agronomy
591 Amendments for Treatment of Agricultural Waste Animal Units pdf Aug 2013    

pdf Aug 2013

    Engineering
366 Anaerobic Digester Number pdf June 2010     pdf June 2010     Engineering
316 Animal Mortality Facility Number pdf Nov 2010     pdf pdf   Engineering
575 Animal Trails and Walkways Feet pdf Nov 2010   doc Sept 2004 pdf  pdf   Engineering/ Grazing Lands Specialist
450 Anionic Polyacrylamide (PAM) Erosion Control Acres pdf June 2011     pdf June 2010     Engineering
397 Aquaculture Ponds Number pdf June 2010     pdf     Engineering
396 Aquatic Organism Passage Number pdf March 2003   doc March 2007 pdf pdf   Biology

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Conservation Practices in New Jersey (B)

Number

Name

Units

NJ Practice Standard

Job Sheets

 Operations and Maintenance Requirements

Statements of Work

 2015 Payment Schedule

Related Information

Responsible Discipline

310

Bedding

Acres

pdf Sept 2010

  doc Sept 2004 pdf     Agronomy
400 Bivalve Aquaculture Gear and Biofouling Control Acres pdf Jan 2013           Engineering
314 Brush Management Acres pdf May 2010 pdf Aug 2012 doc April 2010 pdf pdf   Agronomy

672

Building Envelope Improvement

Number

pdf Aug 2013

   

pdf Aug 2013

pdf   Engineering

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Conservation Practices in NJ (C)

Number

Name

Units

NJ Practice Standard

Job Sheets

Operations and Maintenance Requirements

Statements of Work

2015 Payment Schedule

Related Information

Responsible Discipline

584

Channel Bed Stabilization

Feet

pdf Nov 2010

    pdf Nov 2010      
326 Clearing and Snagging Feet pdf Sept 2010     pdf     Engineering
372 Combustion System Improvement Number pdf Aug 2010 pdf July 2012 pdf August 2010 pdf August 2010 pdf Design Example July 2012 Engineering
317 Composting Facility Number pdf Nov 2010   doc Sept 2004 pdf pdf   Nutrient Management/

Engineering

327 Conservation Cover Acres pdf May 2008

doc Sept 2012

Pollinators Sept 2013

 

doc April 2010 pdf pdf   Agronomy
328 Conservation Crop Rotation Acres pdf July 2011 doc Sept 2012 doc pdf June 2011 pdf pdf   Agronomy
656 Constructed Wetlands Acres pdf Sept 2010     pdf     Engineering
332 Contour Buffer Strips Acres pdf Oct 2007 pdf Sept 2012   pdf pdf   Agronomy
330 Contour Farming Acres pdf Oct 2007 doc Sept 2012   pdf pdf   Agronomy
331 Contour Orchard and Other Perennial Crops Acres pdf April 2003     pdf pdf   Agronomy
340 Cover Crop Acres pdf August 2013 doc Sept 2012 doc pdf June 2011 pdf  pdf   Agronomy
342 Critical Area Planting Acres pdf May 2011 pdf Sept 2012 doc April 2010 pdf pdf   Agronomy
588 Cross Wind Ridges Acres pdf April 2013 doc Sept 2012   pdf     Agronomy
589C Cross Wind Trap Strips Acres pdf April 2013 doc Sept 2012   pdf     Agronomy

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Conservation Practices in New Jersey (D)

Number

Name

Units

NJ Practice Standard

Job Sheets

Operations and Maintenance Requirements

Statements of Work

2015 Payment Schedule

Related Information

Responsible Discipline

402

Dam

Number and Acre-Feet

pdf June 2011

    pdf     Engineering
348 Dam, Diversion Number pdf June 2011     pdf     Engineering
324 Deep Tillage Acres pdf May 2013 doc Sept 2012         Agronomy
356 Dike Feet pdf May 2003   doc Sept 2004 pdf     Engineering
362 Diversion Feet pdf Aug 2010   doc Sept 2004 pdf  pdf   Engineering
554 Drainage Water Management Acres pdf March 2002     pdf     Engineering
432 Dry Hydrant Number pdf March 2012   doc Sept 2004 pdf     Engineering
373 Dust Control on Unpaved Roads and Surfaces Square Feet pdf Aug 2010   pdf August 2010 pdf August 2010     Engineering

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Conservation Practices in New Jersey (E through F)

Number

Name

Units

NJ Practice Standard

Job Sheets

Operations and Maintenance Requirements

Statements of Work

2015 Payment Schedule

Related Information

Responsible Discipline

647

Early Successional Habitat Development

Acres

pdf Sept 2001

doc pdf Cool Season Grasses Sept 2012
doc pdf Established grasses and Legumes Sept 2012
doc pdf Warm Season Grasses Sept 2012

doc April 2010

pdf

 pdf

  Biology
374 Farmstead Energy Improvement Number pdf June 2011     pdf November 2010 pdf pdf - Implementation Plan And Record April 2014 Engineering
592 Feed Management Animal Units pdf Dec 2011     pdf     Resources
382 Fence Feet pdf Feb 2012   doc Sept 2004 pdf pdf   Engineering/ Grazing Lands Specialist
386 Field Border Acres pdf April 2013 pdf Sept 2012 doc April 2010 pdf pdf   Agronomy
393 Filter Strip Acres pdf May 2013 pdf Sept 2012 doc April 2010 pdf pdf pdf - Using RUSLE2 to Design Filter Strips

Filter Strip Life Span Design for Sediment (excel)

Agronomy
394 Firebreak Feet pdf Oct 2006 pdf Sept 2012   pdf pdf   Forestry
399 Fishpond Management Acres pdf April 2002     pdf     Biology
512 Forage and Biomass Planting Acres pdf May 2010 pdf Sept 2012 doc April 2010 pdf pdf formerly Pasture and Hayland Planting Agronomy
511 Forage Harvest Management Acres pdf July 2010 pdf Sept 2012   pdf     Forestry
666 Forest Stand Improvement Acres pdf Sept 2008 pdf Sept 2012 doc April 2010 pdf pdf

NJ NRCS Forestry Page

Tech note for wildlife Feb 2014

Forest Stewardship Plan Fact Sheet Feb 2014

Erosion Fact Sheet Feb 2014

Wildlife Fact Sheet Feb. 2014

Forestry
655 Forest Trails and Landings Feet pdf Nov 2011 pdf Sept 2012   pdf pdf   Forestry
383 Fuel Break Acres pdf Jan 2013       pdf    

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Conservation Practices in New Jersey (G through H)

Number

Name

Units

NJ Practice Standard

 Job Sheets

Operations and Maintenance Requirements

Statements of Work

2015 Payment Schedule

Related Information

Responsible Discipline

410

Grade Stabilization Structure

Number

pdf Oct 1985

  doc Sept 2004 pdf pdf   Engineering
412 Grassed Waterway Acres pdf Aug 2010 doc Sept 2012 doc Sept 2004 pdf pdf   Engineering
548 Grazing Land Mechanical Treatment Acres pdf July 2013     pdf     Grazing Lands Specialist
561 Heavy Use Area Protection Acres pdf June 2010   doc Sept 2011 pdf pdf   Engineering
422 Hedgerow Planting Acres pdf Aug 2002

pdf Sept 2012

Pollinator Sept 2013

doc April 2010 pdf pdf   Biology
315 Herbaceous Weed Control Acres pdf July 2010     pdf pdf   Grazing Lands Specialist
603 Herbaceous Wind Barriers Acres pdf July 2010 doc Sept 2012   pdf     Agronomy

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Conservation Practices in New Jersey (I through K)

Number

Name

Units

NJ Practice Standard

Job Sheets

Operations and Maintenance Requirements

Statements of Work

2015 Payment Schedule

Related Information

Responsible Discipline

595

Integrated Pest Management

Acres

pdf Sept 2010

pdf (organic) Sept 2012
excel Worksheet/Jobsheet Jan 2011

doc July 2011

pdf

pdf

pdf- Technical Note_5
Checklist Jan 2013

Pest Management

320

Irrigation Canal or Lateral

Feet

pdf Nov 2010

    pdf   New Jersey NRCS Irrigation Guide Engineering/ Irrigation
388 Irrigation Field Ditch Feet pdf July 2011     pdf   New Jersey NRCS Irrigation Guide Engineering/ Irrigation
464 Irrigation Land Leveling Acres pdf Nov 2010     pdf   New Jersey NRCS Irrigation Guide Engineering/ Irrigation
430 Irrigation Pipeline Feet pdf June 2011   doc June 2010 pdf June 2010 pdf New Jersey NRCS Irrigation Guide Engineering/ Irrigation
436 Irrigation Reservoir Number and Acres pdf June 2011   doc Sept 2004 pdf June 2010 pdf New Jersey NRCS Irrigation Guide Engineering/ Irrigation
441 Irrigation System, Micro Irrigation Number and Acre pdf June 2011   doc Sept 2004 pdf pdf New Jersey NRCS Irrigation Guide Engineering/ Irrigation
442 Irrigation System, Sprinkler Number and Acre pdf June 2011   doc Sept 2004 pdf   New Jersey NRCS Irrigation Guide Engineering/ Irrigation
443 Irrigation System, Surface and Subsurface Number and Acre pdf June 2011     pdf   New Jersey NRCS Irrigation Guide Engineering/ Irrigation
447 Irrigation System, Tailwater Recovery Number pdf June 2011   doc Sept 2004 pdf   New Jersey NRCS Irrigation Guide Engineering/ Irrigation
449 Irrigation Water Management Acres pdf June 2011   hardware doc Sept 2004 pdf pdf New Jersey NRCS Irrigation Guide Engineering/ Irrigation
527 Karst Sinkhole Treatment Number pdf Nov 2010     pdf November 2010 pdf   Engineering/ Irrigation

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Conservation Practices in New Jersey (L through M)

Number

Name

Units

NJ Practice Standard

 Job Sheets

Operations and Maintenance Requirements

Statements of Work

2015 Payment Schedule

Related Information

Responsible Discipline

460

Land Clearing

Acres

pdf March 2012

    pdf     Engineering
453 Land Reclamation, Landslide Treatment Number and Acres pdf April 2005           Engineering
466 Land Smoothing Acres pdf May 2014   doc Sept 2004 pdf     Engineering

670

Lighting System Improvement

Number

pdf Aug 2013

     

pdf Aug 2013

pdf

 

  Engineering
468 Lined Waterway or Outlet Feet pdf Nov 2010   doc Sept 2004 pdf pdf   Engineering
516 Livestock Pipeline Feet pdf March 2012   pdf April 2012 pdf April 2012 pdf Formerly Pipeline 516 Engineering
353 Monitoring Well Number pdf Nov 2010   doc Sept 2004 pdf     Engineering
484 Mulching Acres pdf July 2011 pdf Sept 2012 doc April 2010 pdf pdf   Agronomy
379 Multi-story Cropping Acres pdf Sept 2010     pdf     Forestry
590 Nutrient Management Acres pdf Dec 2012 pdf Sept 2012   pdf pdf

CNMP Template doc
CNMP

Liquid Manure Template xls

CNMP Phosphorus Index Template xls

CNMP Producer Record Keeping Sheet doc pdf

CNMP Producer Record Keeping Sheet (with hauling) doc pdf

CNMP Solid Manure Worksheet Template xls
Checklist Jan 2013

Nutrient Management/ Engineering

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Conservation Practices in New Jersey (O through Q)

Number

Name

Units

NJ Practice Standard

 Job Sheets

Operations and Maintenance Requirements

Statements of Work

2015 Payment Schedule

Related Information

Responsible Discipline

500

Obstruction Removal

Acres

pdf June 2010

    pdf pdf   Engineering
582 Open Channel Feet pdf Oct 1987     pdf     Engineering
378 Pond Number pdf June 2011   doc Sept 2004 pdf     Engineering
521C Pond Sealing or Lining, Bentonite Sealant Number pdf Nov 2010   doc Sept 2004 pdf November 2010 pdf   Engineering
521D Pond Sealing or Lining, Compacted Clay Number pdf Nov 2010   doc Nov 2010 pdf Nov 2010 pdf   Engineering
521A Pond Sealing or Lining, Flexible Membrane Number pdf March 2012   doc Sept 2004 pdf November 2010 pdf   Engineering
521B Pond Sealing or Lining, Soil Dispersant Number pdf Nov 2010   doc Sept 2004 pdf November 2010     Engineering
462 Precision Land Forming Acres pdf Dec 2002   doc Jan 2005 pdf     Engineering
338 Prescribed Burning Acres pdf March 2006   doc pdf pdf pdf - Policy
pdf - Job classifications
pdf - References
Grazing Lands Specialist/ Forestry
528 Prescribed Grazing Acres pdf Nov 2013   doc July 2011 pdf pdf   Grazing Lands Specialist
533 Pumping Plant Number pdf June 2011   doc Sept 2004 pdf pdf   Engineering

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Conservation Practices in New Jersey (R)

Number

Name

Units

NJ Practice Standard

 Job Sheets

 Operations and Maintenance Requirements

Statements of Work

2015 Payment Schedule

Related Information

Responsible Discipline

562

Recreation Area Improvement

Acres

pdf Aug 2011

    pdf May 2004     Forestry/ Resources
566 Recreation Land Grading and Shaping Acres pdf Aug 2013     Aug 2013     Engineering
345 Residue and Tillage Management, Reduced Till Acres pdf May 2013 doc Sept 2012   pdf pdf formerly Residue and Tillage Management, Mulch Till Agronomy
329 Residue and Tillage Management, No Till Acres pdf July 2011 doc Jan 2013   pdf pdf   Agronomy
346 Residue and Tillage Management, Ridge Till Acres pdf July 2011           Agronomy
344 Residue Management, Seasonal Acres pdf March 2003 doc Sept 2012   pdf     Agronomy
643 Restoration and Enhancement of Declining Habitats Acres pdf Aug 2005     pdf pdf   Biology
391 Riparian Forest Buffer Acres pdf Sept 2010 pdf Sept 2012 doc March 2007 pdf pdf   Forestry/ Biology
390 Riparian Herbaceous Cover Acres pdf Aug 2005 doc Sept 2012 doc March 2007 pdf pdf   Forestry/ Biology
558 Roof Runoff Structure Number pdf June 2010   doc Sept 2004 pdf pdf   Engineering
367 Roofs and Covers Number pdf Nov 2010   doc Nov 2010 pdf November 2010 pdf   Engineering
557 Row Arrangement Acres pdf Aug 2013 doc Sept 2012   pdf Aug 2013     Engineering

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Conservation Practices in New Jersey (S)

Number

Name

Units

NJ Practice Standard

Job Sheets

Operations and Maintenance Requirements

Statements of Work

2015 Payment Schedule

Related Information

Responsible Discipline

798

Seasonal High Tunnel (Interim Standard)

Square Feet

pdf Nov 2011

pdf April 2012

    pdf   Resources
350 Sediment Basin Number pdf June 2010   doc Sept 2004 pdf pdf   Engineering
646 Shallow Water Development and Management Acres pdf Aug 2005   doc April 2010 pdf     Biology
706 Shellfish Aquaculture Management Number pdf Aug 2007           Resources
572 Spoil Spreading Acres pdf June 2010     pdf pdf   Engineering
574 Spring Development Number pdf May 2014   doc August 2004 pdf pdf   Engineering

442

Sprinkler System (formerly Irrigation, sprinkler)

Acres

pdf Aug 2013

  pdf Sept 2013 pdf Aug 2013 pdf New Jersey NRCS Irrigation Guide Engineering/ Irrigation
570 Stormwater Runoff Control Number and Acres pdf Nov 2010   doc Sept 2004 pdf November 2010     Engineering
580 Streambank and Shoreline Protection Feet pdf Nov 2010   doc Sept 2004 pdf pdf   Engineering
578 Stream Crossing Number pdf March 2012   doc Sept 2004 pdf pdf   Engineering
395 Stream Habitat Improvement and Management Acres pdf Feb 2002     pdf pdf   Resources
585 Stripcropping Acres pdf Jan 2003 doc Sept 2012   pdf pdf   Agronomy
587 Structure for Water Control Number pdf Aug 2010   doc April 2010 pdf pdf   Engineering
606 Subsurface Drain Feet pdf March 2012   doc Sept 2004 pdf pdf   Engineering
607 Surface Drainage, Field Ditches Feet pdf June 2010   doc June 2010 pdf June 2010     Engineering
608 Surface Drainage, Main or Lateral Feet pdf June 2010   doc June 2010 pdf June 2010     Engineering

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Conservation Practices in New Jersey (T through V)

Number

Name

Units

NJ Practice Standard

 Job Sheets

 Operations and Maintenance Requirements

Statements of Work

2015 Payment Schedule

Related Information

Responsible Discipline

600

Terrace

Feet

pdf Aug 2010

  doc Sept 2004 pdf pdf   Engineering
568 Trails and Walkways Feet pdf June 2010     pdf June 2010 pdf   Engineering
612 Tree/Shrub Establishment Acres pdf July 2011 pdf Sept 2012 doc April 2010 pdf pdf   Forestry
660 Tree/Shrub Pruning Acres pdf March 2006     pdf     Forestry
490 Tree/Shrub Site Preparation Acres pdf April 2009 doc pdf Sept 2012   pdf pdf   Forestry
620 Underground Outlet Feet pdf May 2014 doc April 2008   pdf pdf   Engineering
645 Upland Wildlife Habitat Management Acres pdf Aug 2005   doc April 2010 pdf  pdf   Biology
635 Vegetated Treatment Area Acres pdf Oct 2008   doc September 2004 pdf pdf   Engineering
601 Vegetative Barrier Feet pdf May 2013 doc Sept 2012   pdf     Agronomy

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Conservation Practices in New Jersey (W -Z)

Number

Name

Units

NJ Practice Standard

 Job Sheets

Operations and Maintenance Requirements

Statements of Work

2015 Payment Schedule

Related Information

Responsible Discipline

360

Waste Facility Closure

Number

pdf July 2011

  NA pdf  pdf   Engineering
633 Waste Recycling Tons pdf June 2011 doc Sept 2012   pdf  pdf   Engineering
632 Waste Separation Facility Number pdf Aug 2013        pdf Formerly Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility Engineering
313 Waste Storage Facility Number pdf May 2004   Dry Stack doc Sept 2004
Ponds doc Sept 2004
Tanks doc Sept 2004
pdf  pdf   Engineering
634 Waste Transfer Number pdf Nov 2008 doc Sept 2012   pdf pdf   Engineering
629 Waste Treatment Number pdf Aug 2013    

pdf Aug 2013

    Engineering
359 Waste Treatment Lagoon Number pdf May 2004     pdf     Engineering
638 Water and Sediment Control Basin Number pdf Oct 2008 doc April 2008   pdf pdf   Engineering
642 Water Well Number pdf Nov 2010     pdf November 2010  pdf   Engineering
351 Water Well Decommissioning Number pdf Nov 2010     pdf June 2010     Engineering
614 Watering Facility Number pdf Nov 2010 doc wildlife only Sept 2012 doc Aug 2009 pdf pdf   Engineering/ Biology
658 Wetland Creation Acres pdf Aug 2005     pdf     Biology/ Engineering
659 Wetland Enhancement Acres pdf Aug 2005   doc August 2005 pdf pdf   Biology/ Engineering
657 Wetland Restoration Acres pdf Aug 2005     pdf pdf   Biology/ Engineering
644 Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management Acres pdf Aug 2005     pdf pdf   Biology
380 Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment Feet pdf July 2012 pdf Sept 2012 doc September 2004 pdf pdf   Forestry
650 Windbreak/Shelterbelt Renovation Feet pdf Sept 2010     pdf     Forestry

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