Stream Habitat Improvement and Protection
Practice Code: 395
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)
Maintain, improve or restore physical, chemical and biological functions of a stream, and its associated riparian zone, necessary for meeting the life history requirements of desired aquatic species.
Purposes and Benefits
Creates in-stream and riparian habitat
Improve water quality
Provides streambank stability
Provides filtration of contaminants from surface runoff
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)
Critical Area Planting (342)
Stream Crossing (578)
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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