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Conservation Practices for New York

Implementing conservation practices on your farm increases your economic flexibility and long term profitability while strengthening your stewardship of natural resources and the environment. The conservation practices presented below represent some of the more common approaches to ensure sustainability and eliminate, if not reduce, environmental degradation. The soil, water, and related natural resources will benefit by these and other conservation practices.

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Additional information is available on the New York NRCS Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).

 

Conservation Practices for New York

Practice
Code

Conservation Practice

472

Access Control

560

Access Road

309

Agrichemical Handling Facility

710

Agricultural Secondary Containment Facility

371

Air Filtration and Scrubbing

591

Amendments for Treatment of Agricultural Waste

366

Anaerobic Digester, Controlled Temperature

316

Animal Mortality Facility

575

Animal Trails and Walkways

370

Atmospheric Resources Quality Management

310

Bedding

314

Brush Management

322

Channel Bank Vegetation

360

Closure of Waste Impoundments

372

Combustion System Improvement

317

Composting Facility

327

Conservation Cover

328

Conservation Crop Rotation

656

Constructed Wetland

332

Contour Buffer Strips

330

Contour Farming

331

Contour Orchard and Other Perennial Crops

340

Cover Crop

342

Critical Area Planting

588

Cross Wind Ridges

589c

Cross Wind Trap Strips

324

Deep Tillage

362

Diversion

554

Drainage Water Management

373

Dust Control on Unpaved Roads and Surfaces

647

Early Successional Habitat Development/Management

592

Feed Management

382

Fence

386

Field Border

393

Filter Strip

394

Firebreak

399

Fishpond Management

512

Forage and Biomass Planting (formerly named Pasture and Hay Planting)

511

Forage Harvest Management

666

Forest Stand Improvement

655

Forest Trails and Landings

383

Fuel Break

412

Grassed Waterway

548

Grazing Land Mechanical Treatment

561

Heavy Use Area Protection

315

Herbaceous Weed Control

603

Herbaceous Wind Barriers

595

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) (formerly named Pest Management)

430

Irrigation Pipeline

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Irrigation Practices - links to a variety of irrigation related conservation practices

441

Irrigation System, Microirrigation

449

Irrigation Water Management

460

Land Clearing

468

Lined Waterway or Outlet

484

Mulching (with organic materials)

484

Mulching (with plastic)

590

Nutrient Management

500

Obstruction Removal

150

Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Conservation Activity Plan (CAP)

783

Pathogen Management

516

Pipeline

378

Pond, Embankment or Excavated

338

Prescribed Burning

409

Prescribed Forestry

528

Prescribed Grazing

568

Recreation Trail and Walkway

345

Residue and Tillage Management, Mulch Till

329

Residue and Tillage Management, No Till/Strip Till/Direct Seed

346

Residue and Tillage Management, Ridge Till

344

Residue Management, Seasonal

643

Restoration and Management of Rare and Declining Habitats

391

Riparian Forest Buffer

390

Riparian Herbaceous Cover

367

Roofs and Covers

558

Roof Runoff Structure

570

Stormwater Runoff Control

350

Sediment Basin

798

Seasonal High Tunnel System for Crops

646

Shallow Water Development and Management

632

Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility

574

Spring Development

578

Stream Crossing

395

Stream Habitat Improvement and Management

585

Stripcropping

570

Stormwater Runoff Control

587

Structure for Water Control

606

Subsurface Drain

607

Surface Drain, Field Ditch

600

Terrace

612

Tree/Shrub Establishment

660

Tree/Shrub Pruning

490

Tree/Shrub Site Preparation

620

Underground Outlet

645

Upland Wildlife Habitat Management

635

Vegetated Treatment Area

601

Vegetative Barrier

633

Waste Recycling (formerly Waste Utilization)

313

Waste Storage Facility

634

Waste Transfer

629

Waste Treatment

359

Waste Treatment Lagoon

638

Water and Sediment Control Basin

614

Watering Facility

642

Water Well (irrigation, animal, wildlife, human use)

355

Water Well Testing

658

Wetland Creation

659

Wetland Enhancement

657

Wetland Restoration

644

Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management

380

Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment

650

Windbreak/Shelterbelt Renovation

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For additional technical information related to this page, please contact:

Edward Henry, State Resource Conservationist
Syracuse, New York
Telephone: 315-477-6529
E-mail: Edward Henry