Shallow Water Development and Management
Practice Code: 646
Reporting Unit: Number (Ac.)
The inundation of lands to provide habitat for fish and/or wildlife.
Purposes and Benefits
Provides habitat for waterfowl resting and feeding, and can also support reptiles, amphibians, and insects that serve as important food sources
Managed water and moisture levels promote natural food-producing herbaceous vegetation, or impede growth of undesired plant species
Promotes populations of invertebrates, a food source of waterfowl
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.
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) - USDA NRCS New York
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) - USDA NRCS
If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.
NRCS Kansas and NRCS Idaho have teamed up to publish a booklet and accompanying web page named Better Wetlands, a guide to more than a dozen ideas to improve restored wetlands for wildlife and personal enjoyment. Through their generosity, NRCS New York has created it's own web version based on the material found in the original publication.
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