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Conservation Cover

Conservation cover established on retired agricultural land Practice Code: 327

Conservation cover is establishing and maintaining perennial vegetative cover to protect soil and water resources on land retired from agricultural production or other lands needing permanent protective cover that will not be used for forage production.

Conservation Practice Documents

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Conservation Practice Standard Overview
NRCS New York Conservation Practice Standard

Field Office Technical GuideConservation planners shall reference NRCS New York Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) for additional documents, tools, references, and procedures required with this practice.


Related Conservation Practices

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

Access Control
Brush Management
Critical Area Planting
Tree/Shrub Establishment
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.

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