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Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management

Web image: Photo of a mallard nesting box

Practice Code: 644
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)

Retaining, developing, or managing of wetland habitat for wetland wildlife.

Purposes and Benefits

  • To maintain, develop, or improve wetland habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds, fur-bearers, or other wetland dependent or associated flora and fauna.

Conservation Practice Documents

Web link image: 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:

Prescribed Burning (338)
Restoration and Management of Rare or Declining Habitats (643)
Riparian Forest Buffer (391)
Shallow Water Development and Management (646)
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management (645)

Additional Information

Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) - USDA NRCS New York
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) - USDA NRCS

Better Wetlands

NRCS Kansas and NRCS Idaho have teamed up to publish a booklet and accompanying web page named Better Wetlands, a guide to more than a dozen ideas to improve restored wetlands for wildlife and personal enjoyment. Through their generosity, NRCS New York has created it's own web version based on the material found in the original publication.

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


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