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Stream Habitat Improvement and Management

A stream with habitat improvements applied

Practice Code: 395
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)

Maintain, improve or restore physical, chemical and biological functions of a stream, and its associated riparian zone, necessary for meeting the life history requirements of desired aquatic species.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Creates in-stream and riparian habitat
  • Improve water quality
  • Provides streambank stability
  • Provides filtration of contaminants from surface runoff

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:

Access Control (472)
Critical Area Planting (342)
Fence (382)
Riparian Forest Buffer (391)
Riparian Herbaceous Cover (390)
Stream Crossing (578)

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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