Practice Code: 657
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)
Purposes and Benefits
The rehabilitation of a degraded wetland or the re-establishment of a wetland so that soils, hydrology, vegetative community, and habitat are a close approximation of the original natural condition that existed prior to modification to the extent practicable.
- Restores areas subject to the degradation of hydrology, vegetation, or soils to their pre-disturbed condition
- Restores feeding, nesting and breeding areas that have been degraded by past activities such as installing drainage systems, ditches and dikes
- Establishes or restores native hydrophytic vegetation
- Restores and macrotopography and/or microtopography
Conservation Practice Documents
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:
Restoration and Management of Rare or Declining Habitats (643)
Shallow Water Development and Management (646)
Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management (644)
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) - USDA NRCS New York
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) - USDA NRCS
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 forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.
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