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Conservation Practices - Table

This page provides documentation related to planning or implementing conservation practices including: Vermont and National Practice Standards, Practice Information Sheets and Practice Job Sheets. The conservation practices listed on these pages are commonly used practices in Vermont.
 
The conservation practice standards which are listed as Vermont versions have been modified to reflect Vermont local conditions and requirements. Vermont version practice standards must be used, when available, for conservation practice implementation in Vermont.

The following documents require Microsoft Word or Adobe Reader or Microsoft Excel

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ME = Microsoft Excel
MW = Microsoft Word
NA = Not Available

 

Other Documents:  Operation and Maintenance Cover Sheets and Tables of Contents:

            For Structural Practices:       MW

            For Forestry or Wildlife Practices: MW

            For Agronomic Practices: MW 
 

Vermont NRCS Conservation Practice Information

Conservation Practice Name 

(Units) 
(Practice Code)

Version of Standard

(National 

or 

VT)

 

Practice Standard

 

 Practice Information Sheet

Practice Job Sheet

Practice Operation and Mainten-
ance Require-
ments
State-
ments of Work 

Practice 
Specifi-
cation Sheets

Access Control
(Ac.) (472)
NAT AA

NA

AA

NA AA NA
Access Road
(Ft.) (560)
VT AA

AA     

AA MW AA NA
Agri-chemical
Handling Facility
(No.) (309)
NAT AA AA NA MW MW NA
Agricultural
Secondary
Containment
Facility
(No.) (710)
NAT AA NA NA MW NA NA
Anaerobic
Digester
(No.) (366)
NAT AA

NA

NA NA MW NA
Animal Mortality
Facility
(No.) (316)
NAT AA

Concrete Slab

AA MW AA NA
Gravel
Base
AA
Animal Trails
and Walkways
(Ft.) (575)
VT AA

AA     

AA MW AA NA
Aquatic Organism
Passage
(Miles) (396)
NAT MW NA NA NA MW NA
Brush
Management
(Ac.) (314)
VT AA

AA     

AA NA MW NA

Brush Management (314)

 Job Sheets

AA Invasive Plant Control General Information Sheet
      AA Barberry Control
      AA Buckthorn Control
      AA Honeysuckle Control
      AA Autumn Olive Control
      AA Oriental Bittersweet Control
      AA Black Locust Control
      AA Burning Bush Control
      AA Multiflora Rose Control
Building Envelope Improvement (No.) (672) NAT
Ap2013
AA NA NA NA AA NA
Channel Bed
Stabilization
(Ft.) (584)
NAT AA

AA     

NA NA AA NA
Clearing and
Snagging
(Ft.) (326)
NAT AA NA NA NA MW NA

Closure of
Waste Impoundments
(No.) (360)----  new name Waste Facility Closure

   

 

       
Composting
Facility
(No.) (317)
VT
Ap2014
AA Concrete Slab AA MW AA NA
Gravel
Base
AA
Conservation
Cover
(Ac.) (327)
VT AA

AA     

MW NA AA NA
Conservation
Crop Rotation
(Ac.) (328)
VT AA

AA     

MW NA AA NA

Constructed
Wetland
(Ac.) (656)

NAT AA NA NA NA MW NA
Contour Buffer
Strips
(Ac.) (332)
VT AA

AA     

AA NA AA NA
Cover Crop
(Ac.) (340)
VT AA

AA     

multi-species
AA

NA AA AA
termination guidelines AA

single
species
AA

Critical Area
Planting
(Ac.) (342)
VT AA

AA     

AA NA AA NA
Diversion
(Ft.) (362)
VT AA

AA

AA MW AA NA
Dry Hydrant
(Each) (432)
NAT AA

NA     

NA MW AA NA
Early Successional
Habitat Development/
Management
(Ac.) (647)
VT AA

NA     

MW NA AA NA

Early Successional (647)
Habitat Management 

Specific Job Sheets

  AA

Grassland Management

  AA

Old Field Management

  AA

Shrub / Young Forest Management

  MW

Management for American Woodcock
Edge of Field Water Quality Data Collection
(201)
NAT AA NA  NA  NA   NA NA 
Edge of Field Water Quality System
(202)
NAT AA NA NA NA NA NA
Farmstead
Energy Improvement
(No.) (374)
NAT AA AA NA NA AA NA
Feed
Management  
(No. of Systems
and Animal
Units Affected) (592)
NAT AA

NA

NA AA AA NA
Fence
(Ft.) (382)

 

NAT
Ap2013
AA

AA

AA MW AA AA-50HT
AA-50WW
AA-50BW
AA Standard Drawings AA-50WB
AA-50CL
 
Field Border
(Ac.) (386)
VT AA

AA

AA NA AA NA
Filter Strip
(Ac.) (393)
VT AA AA AA NA AA AA

Filter Strip Lifespan Design Tool

  ME  

Agronomy Tech Note 2

AA
Forage and
Biomass Planting (Ac.) (512)
VT AA AA AA NA MW  AA
Forage Harvest Management
(Ac.) (511)
VT AA AA NA NA AA NA
Forest Stand Improvement
(Ac.) (666)
NAT
May2011
AA

AA

AA Integrating Timber / Songbird Habitat Checklist AA NA
AA Mast Tree Release
AA Timber
Stand Improve-
ment
Forest Trails
and Landings
(Ft.) (655)
VT AA

AA

AA MW AA NA

Conservation Practice Name 

(Units) 
(Practice
Code)

Version of Standard

(National 

or 

VT)

 

Practice Standard

 

 Practice Information Sheet

Practice Job Sheet

Practice Operation and Mainten-
ance Require-
ments
State-
ments of Work 

Practice 
Specifi-
cation
Sheets

Grade Stabilization Structure
(No.) (410)
VT AA AA NA MW AA NA
Grassed Waterway
(Ac.) (412)
VT AA AA AA MW AA NA
Heavy Use Area Protection
(Ac.) (561)
VT
Ap2014
AA

AA

NA MW AA NA
Hedgerow Planting
(Ft.) (422)
VT AA

AA

AA NA AA NA
Herbaceous Weed Control
(Ac.) (315)
VT AA       MW  

Herbaceous Weed Control (315)

 Invasive Species Control Job Sheets

AA Invasive Plant Control General Information Sheet  
      AA Japanese Knotweed Control
      AA Giant Hogweed Control
      AA Phragmites Control
      AA Purple Loosestrife Control
Integrated Pest Management
(Ac.) (595)
NAT AA

AA

ME NA MW NA
Irrigation Pipeline (Feet) (430) NAT AA AA NA NA MW NA
Irrigation Reservoir
(No.) (436)
NAT AA AA NA NA MW NA
Irrigation System, Microirrigation
(No. and Ac.) (441)
NAT AA AA NA MW MW NA
Irrigation System, Sprinkler
(No. and Ac.) (442)
name change Sprinkler System
             
Irrigation Water Management
(Ac.) (449)
NAT AA AA NA NA MW NA
Land Clearing
(Ac.) (460)
NAT AA AA MW NA AA NA
Light System Improvement (No.) (670) NAT
Ap2013
AA NA NA NA AA NA
Lined Waterway or Outlet
(Ft.) (468)
NAT AA AA NA MW AA NA
Livestock Pipeline (Ft.) (516) NAT AA AA NA MW AA NA
Monitoring Well (No.) (353) NAT AA

NA

NA NA AA NA
Nutrient Management
(Ac.) (590)
VT AA

AA

NA MW AA NA
Obstruction Removal
(Ac.) (500)
NAT AA

NA

NA NA AA NA
Mulching
(Ac.) (484)
NAT
May2011
AA NA AA NA MW NA

Phosphorus Removal System (No.) (782) (interim)

VT AA NA NA NA NA NA
Pond
(No.) (378)
VT
Ap2014
AA

AA

NA MW AA NA
Pond Sealing or Lining, Compacted Clay Treatment
(No.) (521D)
VT AA NA NA MW MW NA
Pond Sealing or Lining, Flexible Membrane
(No.) (521A)
VT AA

AA

NA MW AA NA
Prescribed Burning
(Ac.) (338)
NAT AA

AA

NA NA AA NA
Prescribed Grazing
(Ac.) (528)
NAT AA

AA

ME AA AA NA
Pumping Plant
(No.) (533)
NAT AA AA NA MW MW NA
Residue & Tillage Management,
Reduced Tillage -- 
previously
Mulch Till

(Ac.) (345)
VT AA

  AA

NA AA AA NA
Residue & Tillage Management,
No-Till/Strip Till/Direct Seed
(Ac.) (329)
VT AA

  AA

NA AA MW NA
Restoration and Management of Declining Habitats
(Ac.) (643)
NAT AA

NA

AA NA AA NA
Riparian Forest Buffer
(Ac.) (391)
VT
Ap2014
AA AA AA NA AA  AA
Roof Runoff Structure
(No.) (558)
VT AA

AA

Curb

  AA

MW AA NA
No Curb AA
Roofs and Covers
(No.) (367)
VT AA

NA

NA

MW

'Arch Truss'

MW NA
Row
Arrangement
(Ac.) (557)
NAT
Ap2013
AA

AA

NA NA AA NA

Conservation Practice Name 

(Units) 
(Practice
Code)

Version of Standard

(National 

or 

VT)

 

Practice Standard

 

 Practice Information Sheet

Practice Job Sheet

Practice Operation
and Mainten-
ance Require-
ments
State-
ments of Work 

Practice 
Specifi-
cation Sheets

Seasonal High Tunnel System
(FT2) (798)
NAT AA

NA

AA NA NA NA
Sediment Basin (No.) (350) NAT AA AA NA NA MW NA
Solid /
Liquid Waste Separation Facility
(No.) (632)
NAT AA NA NA NA MW NA
Spring
Development
(No.) (574)
VT AA

AA

AA MW AA NA
Sprinkler System (No. & Ac.) (442) NAT
Ap2013
AA AA NA MW MW  
Stream Crossing (No.) (578) VT
Ap2014
 
AA

NA

AA MW AA NA
Stream Habitat Improvement
and Management (Ac.) (395) 
NAT AA

NA

NA NA AA NA
Streambank and Shoreline
Protection
(Ft.) (580)
VT AA

AA

NA MW AA NA
Stripcropping
(Ac.) (585)
NAT
Sep2008
 
AA AA AA NA AA NA
Structure for
Water Control
(No.) (587)
NAT AA

AA

NA MW AA NA
Subsurface Drain (Ft.) (606) NAT AA

AA

NA MW AA NA
Surface Drainage, Field Ditch
(Ft.) (607)
NAT AA

AA

NA MW AA NA
Tree/Shrub Establishment
(Ac.) (612)
VT AA

AA

AA NA AA  AA
Tree/Shrub Pruning
(Ac.) (660)
VT AA

NA

AA NA AA NA
Tree/Shrub Site Preparation
(Ac.) (490)
VT AA

AA

MW NA AA NA
Underground
Outlet
(Ft.) (620)
VT
Ap2014
 
AA AA AA MW AA NA
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management
(Ac.) (645)
VT AA

AA

MW NA AA NA

Upland Wildlife Habitat Management Specific Job Sheets

      AA Apple Tree Release & Pruning
Vegetated Treatment Area (Ac.) (635) VT AA

  NA

NA MW

MW

NA
Waste Facility Closure (No.) (360) VT
Ap2014
AA NA NA NA AA NA
Waste Recycling  (Ac.) (633) NAT
May2011
AA AA NA NA AA NA
Waste Storage Facility
(No.) (313)
VT MW

AA

NA MW AA NA
Waste Transfer (No.) (634) VT AA

AA

NA MW AA NA

Waste Transfer Specific O&M Agreement (Big Gun Traveler)

MW    

Waste Treatment (No.) (629)

VT
Ap2014

AA

Milkhouse
Wastewater
Infiltration O&M

MW

AA

NA

Silage Leachate Containment O&M

MW

Water and Sediment Control Basin
(No.) (638)
NAT AA

AA

NA NA AA NA
Water Well
(No.) (642)
VT AA

AA

NA MW AA NA
Watering Facility (No.) (614) VT AA

NA

AA MW AA NA

Watering Facility Specific Job Sheet

      AA Nose Pump Job Sheet  
Wetland Restoration
(Ac.) (657)
VT
Ap2014
AA AA NA NA AA NA

Wetland Restoration (Engineering) Specific Job Sheet

AA

Ditch Plugs

Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management
(Ac.) (644)
NAT AA AA  NA NA AA NA
Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment
(Ft.) (380)
VT
Ap2014
AA AA AA NA AA NA
Windbreak/Shelterbelt Renovation
(Ft.) (650)
VT AA AA  NA NA AA NA

 

Conservation practice standards, for practices not available on this page, are available on the

National NRCS Conservation Practice Standards web page.

Caution:  Consult the Vermont NRCS State Resource Conservationist or the NRCS State Conservation Engineer before using any practices not listed on this page in Vermont.

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Conservation Activity Plan (CAP) Requirements and Support Documents

Technical Requirements guidance and other documents to assist in CAP planning are available on the Conservation Activity Plan Support Documents webpage.