Practice Code: 380
Reporting Unit: Feet (Ft.)
Windbreaks or shelterbelts are single or multiple rows of trees or shrubs in linear configurations.
Purposes and Benefits
Protects plants from wind related damage
Improves air quality by reducing and intercepting air borne particulate matter, chemicals and odors
Increase carbon storage in biomass and soils
Improves water quality
Enhances wildlife habitat
Manages snow deposition
Conservation Practice Support Documents
Support Documents for this conservation practice are available for download from an abbreviated version of Section IV of the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).
All support 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:
Access Control (472)
Brush Management (314)
Field Border (386)
Prescribed Grazing (528)
Windbreaks (USDA National Agroforestry Center)
Save Energy, Save Money Conservation Practices that Save: Windbreaks/Shelterbelts (NRCS)
If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.
Lincoln County Minnesota, SWCD
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