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Access Control

Fencing along this stream resticts access by livestock and machineryPractice Code: 472
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)

Access control is the temporary or permanent exclusion of animals, people, vehicles, and/or equipment from an area.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Prevents, restricts, or controls access to an area
  • Protects, maintains, or establishes wildlife habitat
  • Protects water quality by controlling access to water bodies by livestock, people, and machinery
  • Reduces soil erosion by controlling access to areas susceptible to erosion during various times of the year

Ground Disturbing Potential of Conservation Practices

This is a potential ground disturbing conservation practice. Any project with ground disturbing or potential ground disturbing practices planned may need to be submitted for review by the State Historic Preservation Officer and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. Please see the Cultural Resources Review Process Flowchart for an outline of this process. View a list of conservation practices used in New York State, and their ground disturbing potential.   

Conservation Practice Documents

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Related Conservation Practices

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This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Access Road (560)
Fence (382)
Nutrient Management (590)
Waste Recycling (633)
Waste Storage Facility (313)

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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