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Channel Bank Vegetation

An NRCS representative and landowner visit a newly vegetated area along a stream

Practice Code: 322
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)

Establishing and maintaining vegetative cover on channel banks, berms, spoil, and associated areas.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Permanent vegetation on stream banks and adjacent areas reduces erosion and sedimentation
  • Improves water quality
  • Provides fish and wildlife habitat
  • Improves aesthetics

Conservation Practice Documents

Field Office Technical GuideDocuments associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide web site.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Critical Area Planting
Stream Habitat Improvement and Management

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