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Forest Stand Improvement

A forested area with Forest Stand Improvement appliedPractice Code: 666

Forest stand improvement involves the manipulation of forest species composition and structure by cutting or killing selected trees and understory vegetation.

Conservation Practice Documents

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Conservation Practice Standard Overview
NRCS New York Conservation Practice Standard

Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG)Conservation planners shall reference NRCS New York Field Office Technical Guide 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 Road
Critical Area Planting
Early Successional Habitat Development/Management
Forest Trails and Landings
Fuel Break
Herbaceous Weed Control
Integrated Pest Management
Prescribed Burning
Restoration and Management of Rare and Declining Habitats
Riparian Forest Buffer
Tree/Shrub Pruning
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management
Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management

Also give consideration to erosion control conservation practices.

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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