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A fence installed to prevent access to a stream by livestock and equipment.

Practice Code: 382
Reporting Unit: Feet (Ft.)

A fence provides a means to control movement of animals, people, and vehicles.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Improves water quality and wildlife habitat by controlling access to specific areas
  • Improves livestock management
  • Minimizes human health concerns by controlling access to sensitive areas

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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

Web link image: Field Office Technical GuideDocuments 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)
Access Road (560)
Trails and Walkways (575)
Heavy Use Area Protection (561)
Prescribed Grazing (528)
Stream Crossing (578)

Additional Information

The following web site provides additional information related to this conservation practice.

Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI)

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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