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Conservation Practice Information

Conservation Practice Information

This page provides documentation related to planning or implementing conservation practices including: Vermont and National Practice Standards, Practice Job Sheets, Practice Information Sheets, Operation and Maintenance requirements and Statements of Work.  The conservation practices listed on this page are commonly used practices in Vermont.  

 

The conservation practice standards which are listed as Vermont version 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.  

 

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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 Maintenance Requirements Statements of Work 

Practice  Specification Sheets

Access Control (Ac.) (472) NAT AA

NA

AA

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

AA     

AA MW AA NA
Agrichemical Handling Facility (No.) (309) NAT AA AA NA MW MW NA
Agricultural Secondary Containment Facility (No.) (710) NAT AA NA NA NA 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 (No.) (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
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) VT AA

NA

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

AA     

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

AA     

MW NA NA NA
Constructed Wetland (Ac.) (656) NAT AA NA NA NA MW NA
Contour Farming (Ac.) (330) NAT AA AA MW NA MW NA
Contour Buffer Strips (Ac.) (332) VT AA

AA     

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

AA     

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

AA     

AA NA AA NA
Deep Tillage (Ac.) (324) NAT AA NA NA NA MW NA
Dike (Ft.) (356) NAT AA NA NA 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 Habitat Management 

Specific Job Sheets

  AA

Grassland Management

  AA

Old Field Management

  AA

Shrub / Young Forest Management

  MW

Management for American Woodcock
Farmstead Energy Improvement (No.) (374) NAT AA NA NA NA NA NA
Feed Management   (No. of Systems and Animal Units Affected) (592) NAT AA

NA

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

 

NAT 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 MW 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) VT AA

AA

AA Integrating Timber / Songbird Habitat Checklist AA NA
AA Mast Tree Release
AA Timber Stand Improvement
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 Maintenance Requirements Statements of Work 

Practice  Specification 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 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) NAT AA  AA NA MW MW NA
Irrigation System, Surface and Subsurface (No. and Ac.) (443)  NAT AA NA AA NA MW NA
Irrigation Water Management (Ac.) (449) NAT AA AA NA NA MW NA
Land Clearing (Ac.) (460) NAT AA AA MW 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
Monitoring and Evaluation (799) NAT AA NA NA NA NA NA
Mulching (Ac.) (484) NAT AA NA AA NA MW NA
Open Channel (Ft.) (582) NAT AA NA NA MW MW NA
Pond (No.) (378) VT AA

AA

NA MW AA NA
Pond Sealing or Lining, Bentonite Sealant (No.) (521C) NAT AA AA NA NA MW 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
Pond Sealing or Lining, Soil Dispersant Treatment (No.) (521B) NAT AA AA NA NA MW 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
Renewable Energy System (No.)(716) VT AA NA NA NA NA NA
Residue & Tillage Management, Mulch Till (Ac.) (345) VT AA

  AA

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

  AA

NA AA MW NA
Residue & Tillage Management, Ridge Till (Ac.) (346) NAT AA AA NA NA MW NA
Residue & Tillage Management, Seasonal (Ac.) (344) NAT AA AA AA NA MW NA
Restoration and Management of Declining Habitats (Ac.) (643) NAT AA

NA

AA NA AA NA
Riparian Forest Buffer (Ac.) (391) VT AA AA AA NA AA  AA
Riparian Herbaceous Cover (Ac.) (390) VT AA

NA

NA NA AA NA
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) VT 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 Maintenance Requirements Statements of Work 

Practice  Specification 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
Shallow Water Management for Wildlife (Ac.) (646) NAT AA NA 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
Stream Crossing (No.) (578) VT 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) VT 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
Surface Drainage, Main or Lateral (Ft.) (608) NAT AA AA NA NA MW NA
Trails and Walkways (Ft.) (568) NAT AA NA NA NA MW 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 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 Recycling (Ac.) (633) VT AA AA NA NA AA NA
Waste Storage Facility (No.) (313) VT AA

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

AA

Milkhouse Wastewater Infiltration O&M

MW

MW

NA

Silage Leachate Containment O&M

MW

Waste Treatment Lagoon (No.) (359) VT AA

AA

NA MW AA NA
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
Water Well Decommissioning (No.) (351) NAT AA

NA

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

NA

AA MW AA NA

Watering Facility Specific Job Sheet

      AA Nose Pump Job Sheet  
Wetland Creation (Ac.) (658) NAT AA NA NA NA AA NA
Wetland Enhancement (Ac.) (659) NAT AA NA NA NA MW NA
Wetland Restoration (Ac.) (657) VT AA AA NA NA AA NA

Wetland Restoration (Engineering) Specific Job Sheet

AA

Ditch Plugs

Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management (Ac.) (644) NAT AA

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