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Land Clearing

Using a chain saw to remove a tree

Practice Code: 460
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)

Land clearing is removal of trees, stumps, and other vegetation to allow needed land use adjustments and improvements in the interest of conservation. Land clearing is used to prepare land for the establishment of habitat for wildlife species.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Enhances wildlife habitat
  • Provides potential income

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:

Brush Management (314)
Early Successional Habitat Development/Management (647)
Forest Stand Improvement (666)
Forest Trails and Landings (655)
Obstruction Removal (500)
Restoration and Management of Rare or Declining Habitats (643)
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management (645)

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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