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Critical Area Planting

A critical area planting established on a highly erodible sitePractice Code: 342

Critical area planting establishes permanent vegetation on sites that have, or are expected to have, high erosion rates, and on sites that have conditions that prevent the establishment of vegetation with normal practices.

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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:

Grassed Waterway
Herbaceous Weed Control
Lined Waterway or Outlet
Mulching (with organic materials)
Mulching (with plastic)
Nutrient Management
Obstruction Removal
Subsurface Drain
Underground Outlet

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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