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Constructed Wetland

Practice Code: 656

A constructed wetland is an artificial ecosystem consisting of a shallow basin established with hydrophytic vegetation that is constructed to intersect and treat the flow of a waste stream or contaminated runoff.

Conservation Practice Documents

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Conservation Practice Standard Overview
NRCS New York Conservation Practice Standard

“FieldConservation planners shall reference NRCS Field Office Technical Guide for additional documents, tools, references, and procedures required with this practice.

 

Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Nutrient Management
Waste Recycling
Waste Separation Facility
Waste Storage Facility

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.   

Better Wetlands

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.

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

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