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Wetland Enhancement

A landowner adjusting the outflow of a water control structure to regulate the water level of a wetlandPractice Code: 659

Wetland enhancement is the rehabilitation or reestablishment of a degraded wetland, and/or the modification of an existing wetland to favor specific wetland functions.

Conservation Practice Documents

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Conservation Practice Standard Overview
NRCS New York Conservation Practice Standard

Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG)Conservation planners shall reference NRCS New York 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:

Access Control
Restoration and Management of Rare or Declining Natural Communities
Shallow Water Development and Management
Structure for Water Control
Wetland Creation
Wetland Restoration
Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management

Additional Information

Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) - USDA NRCS

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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