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Iowa Conservation Practice Standards

The table below is the current list of Iowa conservation practices in alphabetical order by practice name, with the practice code in parentheses. The table contains links to the practice standard (available in either Portable Document Format (PDF) or Microsoft Word) and to job sheets for a limited number of conservation practices. The Electronic Field Office Technical Guide (eFOTG) remains the main source for Practice Standard information. Conservation Practice Standards are in Section IV of the eFOTG.

The conservation practice standard contains information on why and where the practice is applied, and sets forth the minimum quality criteria that must be met during the application of that practice in order for it to achieve its intended purpose(s).

The conservation practice job sheets provide detailed guidance on the application of the practice, and contain worksheets that can be used to document the practice plan and design for a specific site.

The National Handbook of Conservation Practices notices transmit updated or new National conservation practice standards.

Some of the documents require Adobe Acrobat FileAcrobat Reader, Microsoft Word DocumentMicrosoft Word or Microsoft Excel.

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Iowa Conservation Practice Standards
Conservation Practice Name (Units) (Code) (Date Issued)

Practice
Standard

Job Sheet 


Statement of Work
 

Access Control (Ac.) (472) (February 2011)

 

 

Adobe Acrobat File

 

 

 

Adobe Acrobat File

 

 

Adobe Acrobat File
Access Road (Ft.) (560) (October 2010)

 

 

Adobe Acrobat File
 

 

 

Adobe Acrobat File
Agrichemical Handling Facility (No.) (309) (March 2011)

 

 

Adobe Acrobat File
 

 

 

Adobe Acrobat File
Air Filtration and Scrubbing (No.) (371) (July 2010)

 

 

Adobe Acrobat File

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adobe Acrobat File
Amendments for Treatment of Agricultural Waste (AU) (591) (August 2013)

 

 

Adobe Acrobat File
 

 

 

Adobe Acrobat File
Anaerobic Digester (No.) (366) (July 2010)

 

 

PDF

 

 

 

 

PDF
Animal Mortality Facility (No.) (316) (February 2011)

 

 

PDF
 

 

 

PDF
Animal Trails and Walkways (Ft.) (575) (May 2011)

 

 

PDF
 

 

 

PDF
Bedding (Ac.) (310) (October 2010)

 

 

Adobe Acrobat File
 

 

 

PDF
Brush Management (Ac.) (314) (February 2011)

 

 

Adobe Acrobat File

Adobe Acrobat File

 

Adobe Acrobat File

 

 

Adobe Acrobat File

 

 

Building Envelope Improvement (672) (August 2013) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Channel Bed Stabilization (Ft.) (584) (February 2011)

 

 

Adobe Acrobat File
   Adobe Acrobat File
Clearing and Snagging (Ft.) (326) (February 2011)

 

 

Adobe Acrobat File

 

   Adobe Acrobat File
Combustion System Improvement (No.) (372) (July 2010)

 

Adobe Acrobat File
  Adobe Acrobat File
Composting Facility (No.) (317) (April 2011) Adobe Acrobat File    Adobe Acrobat File
Conservation Cover (Ac.) (327) (March 2011) Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File

(Native Seeding Calculator)
 Adobe Acrobat File
Conservation Crop Rotation (Ac.) (328) (September 2011) Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File  Adobe Acrobat File
Constructed Wetland (Ac.) (656) (July 2011) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Contour Buffer Strips (Ac.) (332) (April 2011) Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File  Adobe Acrobat File
Contour Farming (Ac.) (330) (July 2014) Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File  Adobe Acrobat File
Cover Crop (Ac.) (340) (September 2011) Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File  Adobe Acrobat File
Critical Area Planting (Ac.) (342) (September 2011) Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File
Cross Wind Trap Strips (Ac.) (589) (March 2007) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Dam (No. and Ac-Ft.) (402) (December 2011) Adobe Acrobat File    Adobe Acrobat File
Dam, Diversion (No. or Ft.) (348) (December 2011) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Denitrifying Bioreactor (Ac.) (Interim Code 747) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Dike (Ft.) (356) (March 2008) Adobe Acrobat File    Adobe Acrobat File
Diversion (Ft.) (362) (September 2010) Adobe Acrobat File    Adobe Acrobat File
Drainage Water Management (Ac.) (554) (July 2010) Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File
Dry Hydrant (No.) (432) (January 2012) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Dust Control from Activity on Open Lot Surfaces (Ac.) (375) (February 2011) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Early Successional Habitat Development/Management (Ac.) (647) (April 2002) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Farmstead Energy Improvement (No.) (374) (August 2011) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Feed Management (No. of Systems and AUs Affected) (592) (August 2007) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Fence (Ft.) (382) (August 2013) Adobe Acrobat File
 
Adobe Acrobat File
Field Border (Ft.) (386) (July 2014) Adobe Acrobat File  Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File
Filter Strip (Ac.) (393) (February 2010) Adobe Acrobat File
(Design Sheet)
Adobe Acrobat File
Firebreak (Ft.) (394) (February 2011) Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File
Fishpond Management (Ac.) (399) (January 2002) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Forage and Biomass Planting (Ac.) (512) (February 2011) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Forage Harvest Management (Ac.) (511) (August 2009) Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File
Forest Stand Improvement (Ac.) (666) (May 2014) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Grade Stabilization Structure (No.) (410) (November 2013) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Grassed Waterway (Ac.) (412) (July 2010) Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File
Heavy Use Area Protection (Ac.) (561) (October 2010) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Hedgerow Planting (Ft.) (422) (May 2014) Adobe Acrobat File    
Herbaceous Weed Control (Ac.) (315) (February 2011) Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) (Ac.) (595) (February 2011) Adobe Acrobat File  Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File
Irrigation Ditch Lining (Ft.) (428) (October 2010) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Irrigation Land Leveling (Ac.) (464) (October 2012) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Irrigation Pipeline (Ft.) (430) (October 2010) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Irrigation Reservoir (Ac.-Ft.) (436) (January 2012) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Irrigation System, Microirrigation (Ac.) (441) (January 2012) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Irrigation Water Management (Ac.) (449) (January 2012) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Karst Sinkhole Treatment (No.) (527) (April 2011) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Land Clearing (Ac.) (460) (January 2012) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Land Smoothing (Ac.) (466) (January 2014) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Lighting System Improvement (670) (August 2013) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Lined Waterway or Outlet (Ft.) (468) (February 2011) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Livestock Pipeline (Ft.) (516) (January 2012) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Monitoring and Evaluation (No.) (799) (August 2011) Adobe Acrobat File    
Monitoring Well (No.) (353) (April 2011) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Mulching (Ac.) (484) (July 2014) Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File
Nutrient Management (Ac.) (590) (October 2013) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Obstruction Removal (Ac.) (500) (October 2010) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Open Channel (Ft.) (582) (November 2012) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Pond (No.) (378) (May 2013) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Pond Sealing or Lining, Bentonite Sealant (No.) (521C) (August 2011) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Pond Sealing or Lining, Compacted Clay (No.) (521D) (August 2011) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Pond Sealing or Lining, Flexible Membrane (No.) (521A) (January 2012) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Pond Sealing or Lining, Soil Dispersant (No.) (521B) (August 2011) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Precision Land Forming (Ac.) (462) (March 2010) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Prescribed Burning (Ac.) (338) (January 2010) Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File
Prescribed Forestry (Ac.) (409) (August 2007) Adobe Acrobat File    
Prescribed Grazing (Ac.) (528) (February 2008) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Pumping Plant (No.) (533) (January 2012) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Recreation Land Grading and Shaping (Ac.) (566) (August 2013) Adobe Acrobat File    Adobe Acrobat File
Residue and Tillage Management, Reduced Till (Ac.) (345) (July 2014) Adobe Acrobat File  Adobe Acrobat File  Adobe Acrobat File
Residue and Tillage Management, No-Till (Ac.) (329) (July 2014) Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File
Restoration and Management of Rare and Declining Habitats (Ac.) (643) (March 2006) (Specification, PDF, 3 MB) Adobe Acrobat File
(Native Seeding Calculator)
Adobe Acrobat File
Riparian Forest Buffer (Ac.) (391) (May 2014) Adobe Acrobat File  Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File
Roof Runoff Structure (No.) (558) (October 2012) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Roofs and Covers (No.) (367) (April 2011) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Seasonal High Tunnel for Crops (No.) (798) (January 2010) Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File  
Sediment Basin (No.) (350) (February 2014) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Shallow Water Development and Management (Ac.) (646) (October 2014) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Spoil Spreading (Ac.) (572) (October 2010) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Spring Development (No.) (574) (May 2014) Adobe Acrobat File    Adobe Acrobat File
Sprinkler System (No. and Ac.) 442) (August 2013) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Stormwater Runoff Control (No. and Ac.) (570) (November 2013) Adobe Acrobat File    
Stream Crossing (No.) (578) (April 2012) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Stream Habitat Improvement and Management (Ac.) (395) (April 2005) Adobe Acrobat File    
Streambank and Shoreline Protection (Ft.) (580) (August 2011) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Stripcropping (Ac.) (585) (July 2014) Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File
Structure for Water Control (No.) (587) (July 2010) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Subsurface Drain (Ft.) (606) (January 2013) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Surface Drain, Field Ditch (Ft.) (607) (July 2010) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Surface Drain, Main or Lateral (Ft.) (608) (July 2010) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Terrace (Ft.) (600) (February 2014) Adobe Acrobat File  Adobe Acrobat File Adobe Acrobat File
Trails and Walkways (Ft.) (568) (November 2012) Adobe Acrobat File    Adobe Acrobat File
Tree/Shrub Establishment (Ac.) (612) (August 2007) Adobe Acrobat File    Microsoft Word Document
Tree/Site Preparation (No.) (490) (June 2002) Adobe Acrobat File   Microsoft Word Document
Underground Outlet (Ft.) (620) (May 2014) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management (Ac.) (645) (June 2011) Adobe Acrobat File   Microsoft Word Document
Vegetated Subsurface Drain Outlet (Ft.) (739) (July 2012) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Vegetated Treatment Area (Ac.) (635) (April 2008) Adobe Acrobat File    
Waste Facility Closure (No.) (360) (August 2011) Adobe Acrobat File    
Waste Recycling (Ac.) (633) (January 2012) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Waste Separation Facility (No.) (632) (May 2013) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Waste Storage Facility (No.) (313) (October 2007) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Waste Transfer (No.) (634) (April 2009) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Waste Treatment (No.) (629) (August 2013) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Waste Treatment Lagoon (No.) (359) (October 2007) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Water and Sediment Control Basin (No.) (638) (July 2010) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Water Well (No.) (642) (August 2012) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Water Well Decommissioning (No.) (351) (August 2011) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Watering Facility (No.) (614) (August 2011) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Well Water Testing (No.) (355) (August 2011) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Wetland Creation (Ac.) (658) (July 2011) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Wetland Enhancement (Ac.) (659) (July 2011) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Wetland Restoration (Ac.) (657) (September 2014) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management (Ac.) (644) (February 2008) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment (Ft.) (380) (May 2014) Adobe Acrobat File   Adobe Acrobat File
Windbreak/Shelterbelt Renovation (Ft.) (650) (August 2007) Adobe Acrobat File   Microsoft Word Document
Woody Residue (384)      

Contact:
Marty Adkins, State Resource Conservationist
Phone: 515-284-4769