Practice Code: 601
Reporting Unit: Feet (Ft.)
Permanent strips of stiff, dense vegetation along the general contour of slopes or across concentrated flow areas.
Purposes and Benefits
Reduce sheet and rill erosion
Reduce ephemeral gully erosion
Manages water flow
Stabilizes steep slopes
Improves water quality
Conservation Practice Support Documents
Support Documents for this conservation practice are available for download from an abbreviated version of Section IV of the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).
All support documents 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 (342)
Tree/Shrub Establishment (612)
If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.
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