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Brush Management

A small garden tractor with a mowing attachment being used to manage brush growth

Practice Code: 314
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)

Brush management is the removal, reduction, or manipulation of tree and shrub species.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Restore natural plant community balance
  • Create the desired plant community
  • Maintain or enhance wildlife habitat including that associated with threatened and endangered species
  • Enhances wildlife habitat including habitat for threatened and endangered species
  • Restore vegetation to control erosion and sedimentation

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:

Pest Management - Control of Invasive Species
Prescribed Grazing

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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