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Access Control

Practice Code: 472
Reporting Unit: Acre
Image: Fencing installed to prevent access to a riparian area.

Access control includes 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.

Conservation Practice Documents

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Image: Field Office Technical GuideDocuments associated with this and other conservation practices are available in Section Four of 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:

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.

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forest land, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.

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