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CSP FY2018 Conservation Enhancement Activity - Range

FY18 Conservation Enhancement Activity

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Enhancement Name

E314133Z

Brush management for improved structure and composition
Conservation Practice 314: Brush Management

Applicable Land Use

Range, Pasture, Forest

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

10 Years

Enhancement Description

Brush management is employed to create a desired plant community, consistent with the related ecological site steady state, which will maintain or enhance the wildlife habitat desired for the identified wildlife species. It will be designed to provide plant structure, density and diversity needed to meet those habitat objectives. This enhancement does not apply to removal of woody vegetation by prescribed fire or removal of woody vegetation to facilitate a land use change. Download full enhancement activity E314133Z   (PDF, 186KB)

Enhancement Name

E314134Z

Brush management that maintains or enhances wildlife or fish habitat
Conservation Practice 314: Brush Management

Applicable Land Use

Pasture, Range, and Forest

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

10 years

Enhancement Description

Brush management is employed to create a desired plant community on the landscape, consistent with the related ecological site steady state, which will maintain or enhance the wildlife habitat desired for the identified wildlife species. It will be designed to provide plant structure, density and diversity needed to meet those habitat objectives. This enhancement does not apply to removal of woody vegetation by prescribed fire or removal of woody vegetation to facilitate a land use change. Download full enhancement activity E314134Z   (PDF, 185KB)

Enhancement Name

E315133Z

Herbaceous weed treatment for inadequate structure and composition that helps create desired plant communities and habitats consistent with the ecological site
Conservation Practice 315: Herbaceous Weed Treatment

Applicable Land Use

Range; Forest

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

5 years

Enhancement Description

Mechanical, chemical, or biological, herbaceous weed treatment will be employed to control targeted, herbaceous weeds so as to create, release, or restore desired plant communities that are consistent with achievable, ecological site, steady state descriptions. Download full enhancement activity  (PDF, 191KB)

Enhancement Name

E315134Z

Herbaceous weed treatment for plant pest pressures that helps create desired plant communities and habitats consistent with the ecological site
Conservation Practice 315: Herbaceous Weed Treatment

Applicable Land Use

Pasture; Range; Forest; Associated Ag Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

5 years

Enhancement Description

Mechanical, chemical, or biological, herbaceous weed treatment will be employed to control targeted, herbaceous weeds so as to create, release, or restore desired plant communities that are consistent with achievable, ecological site, steady state descriptions. Download full enhancement activity E315134Z   (PDF, 185KB)

Enhancement Name

E338134Z

Strategically planned, patch burning for grazing distribution and wildlife habitat (undesirable plant pressure)
Conservation Practice 338: Prescribed Burning

Applicable Land Use

Range

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Patch burn grazing is the application of prescribed fires on portions of an identified grazing unit at different times of the year. Patch burn grazing allows grazing animals to select where they want to graze creating a mosaic of vegetation structures and diversity that will maintain or enhance the wildlife habitat desired for the identified wildlife species and maintain livestock production. Download full enhancement activity E338134Z   (PDF, 189KB)

Enhancement Name

E338135Z

Strategically planned, patch burning for grazing distribution and wildlife habitat (fuel loading)
Conservation Practice 338: Prescribed Burning

Applicable Land Use

Range

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Patch burn grazing is the application of prescribed fires on portions of an identified grazing unit at different times of the year. Patch burn grazing allows grazing animals to select where they want to graze creating a mosaic of vegetation structures and diversity that will maintain or enhance the wildlife habitat desired for the identified wildlife species and maintain livestock production. Download full enhancement activity E338135Z   (PDF, 189KB)

Enhancement Name

E382136Z

Incorporating “wildlife friendly” fencing for connectivity of wildlife food resources
Conservation Practice 382: Fence

Applicable Land Use

Pasture; Range

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife Habitat – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

20 Years

Enhancement Description

Retrofitting or constructing fences that provide a means to control movement of animals, people, and vehicles, but minimizes wildlife movement impacts. Download full enhancement activity E382136Z   (PDF, 189KB)

Enhancement Name

E383135Z

Grazing-maintained fuel break to reduce the risk of fire
Conservation Practice 383: Fuel break

Applicable Land Use

Forest and Range

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

10 Years

Enhancement Description

The area has existing fuel break(s) of 30 to 60 feet in width, supporting a mixture of woody sprouts and some herbaceous vegetation. Warm-season perennial vegetation will be established on the fuel breaks, and will be over-seeded with cool-season annual forages in the fall. Grazing will be managed on the fuel breaks to remove or modify the fine fuel vegetation, thus reducing the risk of fire spread from ground fires. Ground cover will be maintained to control soil erosion and facilitate prescribed burning. Download full enhancement activity E383135Z   (PDF, 177KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E390136Z

Increase riparian herbaceous cover width to enhance wildlife habitat
Conservation Practice 390: Riparian Herbaceous Cover

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Associated Ag Land; and Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

5 Years

Enhancement Description

Where an existing herbaceous riparian buffer is located along a river, stream, pond, lake, or other waterbody, increase the diversity of native species, control invasive species, install fencing and relocate equipment operations, trails, and livestock, and increase the width of the buffer.

Download full enhancement activity E390136Z (PDF, 196KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E391127Z

Increase stream shading for stream temperature reduction
Conservation Practice 391: Riparian Forest Buffer

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Forest; Associated Ag Land; Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Water Quality Degradation

Enhancement Lifespan

15 Years

Enhancement Description

Riparian area tree canopy cover density is increased and the extent of the forested riparian area is increased to provide greater stream shading.

Download full enhancement activity E391127Z (PDF, 217KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E391136Z

Increase riparian forest buffer width to enhance wildlife habitat
Conservation Practice 391: Riparian Forest Buffer

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Forest; Associated Ag Land; Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

15 Years

Enhancement Description

Where an existing riparian forest buffer is located along a river, stream, pond, lake, or other waterbody, increase the diversity of native species, control invasive species, install fencing and relocate equipment operations, trails, and livestock to increase the functional width of the buffer.

Download full enhancement activity E391136Z (PDF, 217KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E395137X

Stream habitat improvement through placement of woody biomass
Conservation Practice 395: Stream Habitat Improvement & Management

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Forest; Associated Ag Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

5 years

Enhancement Description

Flexible placement of wood (unanchored/unpinned) in small, 1st and 2nd order streams to improve stream habitat conditions for aquatic species and natural stream processes.

Download full enhancement activity E395137X (PDF, 192KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E399137X

Fishpond management for native aquatic and terrestrial species
Conservation Practice 399: Fishpond Management

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Forest; Farmstead; Associated Ag Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife Inadequate

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Pond rehabilitation, buffer, and watershed management actions are taken to improve habitat for native species of fish, amphibians, and shorebirds

Download full enhancement activity E399137X (PDF, 192KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E472118Z

Manage livestock access to streams, ditches, and other waterbodies to reduce nutrients in surface water
Conservation Practice 472: Access Control

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Forest; Associated Ag Land; Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Water Quality Degradation

Enhancement Lifespan

10 years

Enhancement Description

Installation of structures and implementation of grazing management actions that restrict livestock access to streams, ditches, and other waterbodies in order to reduce nutrient loading to surface waters.

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Enhancement Code and Name

E472122Z

Manage livestock access to streams, ditches, and other waterbodies to reduce pathogens in surface water
Conservation Practice 472: Access Control

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Forest; Associated Ag Land; Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Water Quality Degradation

Enhancement Lifespan

10 years

Enhancement Description

Installation of structures and implementation of grazing management actions that restrict livestock access to streams, ditches, and other waterbodies in order to reduce the introduction of pathogens to surface waters.

Download full enhancement activity E472122Z (PDF, 201KB)

Enhancement Name

E528101Z

Improved grazing management for water erosion through monitoring activities
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Range

Resource Concern Addressed

Soil Erosion

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Three predominant key grazing areas are evaluated utilizing the Rangeland Health Assessment protocols to determine how well the ecological processes of the site(s) are functioning. Departure from reference categories will be determined, justified, and ratings described for soil and site stability, hydrologic function, and biotic integrity. Utilizing knowledge learned from this as a part of the ranch resource assessment, a qualifying professional, as detailed in the enhancement criteria, will provide recommendations or follow-up evaluations toward mitigating some of the degradation risks that are initially identified

Download full enhancement activity E528101Z   (PDF, 193KB)

Enhancement Name

E528102Z

Improved grazing management for wind erosion through monitoring activities
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Range

Resource Concern Addressed

Soil Erosion

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Three predominant key grazing areas are evaluated utilizing the Rangeland Health Assessment protocols to determine how well the ecological processes of the site(s) are functioning. Departure from reference categories will be determined, justified, and ratings described for soil and site stability, hydrologic function, and biotic integrity. Utilizing knowledge learned from this as a part of the ranch resource assessment, a qualifying professional, as detailed in the Documentation and Implementation Requirements, will provide recommendations or follow-up evaluations toward mitigating some of the degradation risks that are initially identified.
Download full enhancement activity   (PDF, 207KB)

Enhancement Name

E528104Z

Grazing management that protects sensitive areas from gully erosion
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Pasture, Range

Resource Concern Addressed

Soil Erosion

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Grazing management employed will provide vegetative cover and density needed in the watershed in order to protect sensitive areas such as sinkholes, streams, highly erodible areas, or locations that cannot tolerate plant defoliation. Download full enhancement activity E528104Z   (PDF, 186KB)

Enhancement Name

E528105Z

Prescribed grazing that improves or maintains riparian and watershed function-erosion
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Pasture; Range; Forest (Grazed Modifer)

Resource Concern Addressed

Soil Erosion

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Grazing management employed will provide cover and density needed in the watershed in order to reduce runoff, improve infiltration, provide for above ground water filtration and sustain applicable fish and wildlife species habitat. Download full enhancement activity E528105Z   (PDF, 184KB)

Enhancement Name

E528107Z2

Improved grazing management for soil compaction on Rangeland through monitoring activities
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Range

Resource Concern Addressed

Soil Quality Degradation

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Three predominant key grazing areas are evaluated utilizing the Rangeland Health Assessment protocols to determine how well the ecological processes of the site(s) are functioning. Departure from reference categories will be determined, justified, and ratings described for soil and site stability, hydrologic function, and biotic integrity. Utilizing knowledge learned from this as a part of the ranch resource assessment, a qualifying professional, as detailed in the enhancement criteria, will provide recommendations or follow-up evaluations toward mitigating some of the degradation risks that are initially identified. Download full enhancement activity E528107Z2   (PDF, 189KB)

Enhancement Name

E528118Z2

Grazing management that protects sensitive areas-surface water from nutrients
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Range

Resource Concern Addressed

Water Quality Degradation

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Grazing management employed will provide cover and density needed in the watershed in order to protect sensitive areas such as sinkholes, streams, highly erodible areas, or locations with plants that cannot tolerate defoliation. Download full enhancement activity E528118Z2   (PDF, 187KB)

Enhancement Name

E528119Z

Grazing management that protects sensitive areas-ground water from nutrients
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Pasture, Range

Resource Concern Addressed

Water Quality Degradation

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Grazing management employed will provide cover and density needed in the watershed in order to protect sensitive areas such as sinkholes, streams, highly erodible areas, or locations with plants that cannot tolerate defoliation. Download full enhancement activity E528119Z   (PDF, 190KB)

Enhancement Name

E528127Z

Prescribed grazing that improves or maintains riparian and watershed function-elevated water temperature
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Range

Resource Concern Addressed

Water Quality Degradation

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Grazing management employed will provide cover and density needed in the watershed in order to reduce runoff, improve infiltration, provide for above ground water filtration and sustain applicable fish and wildlife species habitat. Download full enhancement activity E528127Z   (PDF, 186KB)

Enhancement Name

E528132Z3

Improved grazing management on rangeland for plant productivity and health through monitoring activities
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Range

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Three predominant key grazing areas are evaluated utilizing the Rangeland Health Assessment protocols to determine how well the ecological processes of the site(s) are functioning. Departure from reference categories will be determined, justified, and ratings described for soil and site stability, hydrologic function, and biotic integrity. Utilizing knowledge learned from this as a part of the ranch resource assessment, a qualifying professional, as detailed in the enhancement criteria, will provide recommendations or follow-up evaluations toward mitigating some of the degradation risks that are initially identified. Download full enhancement activity E528132Z3   (PDF, 193KB)

Enhancement Name

E528133Z2

Grazing management for improving quantity and quality of plant structure and composition for wildlife
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Pasture; Range; Associated Ag Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Managing the harvest of vegetation with grazing and/or browsing animals for the purpose of improving the quantity and quality of the structure and composition of the plant community that is available for wildlife. Download full enhancement activity E528133Z2   (PDF, 194KB)

Enhancement Name

E528133Z3

Improved grazing management for plant structure and composition through monitoring activities
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Range

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

1 Year

Enhancement Description

Three predominant key grazing areas are evaluated utilizing the Rangeland Health Assessment protocols to determine how well the ecological processes of the site(s) are functioning. Departure from reference categories will be determined, justified, and ratings described for soil and site stability, hydrologic function, and biotic integrity. Utilizing knowledge learned from this as a part of the ranch resource assessment, a qualifying professional, as detailed in the enhancement criteria, will provide recommendations or follow-up evaluations toward mitigating some of the degradation risks that are initially identified. Download full enhancement activity E528133Z3   (PDF, 193KB)

Enhancement Name

E528134Z

Improved grazing management that reduces undesirable plant pest pressure through monitoring activities
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Range

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Three predominant key grazing areas are evaluated utilizing the Rangeland Health Assessment protocols to determine how well the ecological processes of the site(s) are functioning. Departure from reference categories will be determined, justified, and ratings described for soil and site stability, hydrologic function, and biotic integrity. Utilizing knowledge learned from this as a part of the ranch resource assessment, a qualifying professional, as detailed in the enhancement criteria, will provide recommendations or follow-up evaluations toward mitigating some of the degradation risks that are initially identified. Download full enhancement activity E528134Z   (PDF, 193KB)

Enhancement Name

E528136Z1

Grazing management for improving quantity and quality of food for wildlife
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Pasture; Range; Forest

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Grazing management employed will provide for the capacity of seasonally valuable plant structure, density and diversity needed or the desired wildlife species of concern. Download full enhancement activity E528136Z1   (PDF, 194KB)

Enhancement Name

E528136Z2

Incorporating wildlife refuge areas in contingency plans for prescribed grazing for wildlife food
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Pasture; Range

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

A prescribed grazing plan that includes 18 month (or longer) deferment of a grazing unit that consists of native grasses and/or legumes and/or perennial forbs for the purpose of meeting the needs for drought/disaster contingency plans that will also provide wildlife habitat for a period of time. Download full enhancement activity E528136Z2   (PDF, 194KB)

Enhancement Name

E528136Z3

Grazing management that improves Monarch butterfly habitat
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Range

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Implement a grazing management plan that will increase the abundance and diversity of monarch nectar-producing perennial forbs, including milkweed, while maintaining ecosystem benefits for other wildlife and livestock. Download full enhancement activity E528136Z3  (PDF, 196KB)

Enhancement Name

E528137Z1

Grazing management for improving quantity and quality of cover and shelter for wildlife
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Pasture; Range; Forest

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Grazing management employed will provide plant structure, density and diversity needed for the desired wildlife species of concern. Download full enhancement activity E528137Z1   (PDF, 194KB)

Enhancement Name

E528137Z2

Incorporating wildlife refuge areas in contingency plans for prescribed grazing for wildlife cover and shelter
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Pasture, Range

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

A prescribed grazing plan that includes 18 month (or longer) deferment of a grazing unit that consists of native or adapted grasses and/or legumes and/or perennial forbs for the purpose of meeting the needs for drought/disaster contingency plans that will also provide wildlife habitat for a period of time. Download full enhancement activity E528137Z2   (PDF, 195KB)

Enhancement Name

E528138Z

Incorporating wildlife refuge areas in contingency plans for prescribed grazing for wildlife access to water
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Pasture, Range

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Download full enhancement activity E528138Z   (PDF, 194KB)

Enhancement Name

E528140Z1

Maintaining quantity and quality of forage for animal health and productivity
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Pasture, Range, Associated Ag Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Livestock Production Limitation

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Managing the harvest of vegetation with grazing and/or browsing animals for the purposes of maintaining desired pasture composition/plant vigor and improving/maintaining quantity and quality of forage for the animals' health and productivity following the recommendations of a qualifying professional, as detailed in the documentation and implementation requirements. Download full enhancement activity E528140Z1   (PDF, 189KB)

Enhancement Name

E528140Z2

Incorporating wildlife refuge areas in contingency plans for prescribed grazing for livestock feed and forage
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Pasture; Range

Resource Concern Addressed

Livestock Production Limitation

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

A prescribed grazing plan that includes 18 month (or longer) deferment of a grazing unit that consists of native grasses and/or legumes and/or perennial forbs for the purpose of meeting the needs for drought/disaster contingency plans that will also provide wildlife habitat for a period of time. Download full enhancement activity E528140Z2   (PDF, 195KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E550136Z

Range planting for improving forage, browse, or cover for wildlife
Conservation Practice 550: Range Planting

Applicable Land Use

Range; Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial)

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

5 years

Enhancement Description

Establishment of adapted perennial or self-sustaining vegetation such as grasses, forbs, legumes, shrubs and trees for the purpose of improving forage, browse, or cover for wildlife on areas that have been degraded beyond recovery via ecological principles, or old crop fields and pastures devoid of desirable, native rangeland species that fit within an ecological site description steady state.

Download full enhancement activity E550136Z (PDF, 189KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E550106Z

Range planting for increasing/maintaining organic matter


Conservation Practice 550: Range Planting

Applicable Land Use

Range; Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial)

Resource Concern Addressed

Soil Quality Degradation

Enhancement Lifespan

5 years

Enhancement Description

Establishment of adapted perennial or self-sustaining vegetation such as grasses, forbs, legumes, shrubs and trees for the purpose of increasing or maintaining organic matter levels in the soil.

Download full enhancement activity E550106Z (PDF, 187KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E578139X

Stream crossing elimination
Conservation Practice 578: Stream Crossing

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Forest; Farmstead; Associated Ag Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

10 years

Enhancement Description

Existing stream crossings on an operation are consolidated into fewer crossings in order to reduce impacts to stream habitat.

Download full enhancement activity E578139X (PDF, 192KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E580105Z

Stream corridor bank stability improvement
Conservation Practice 580: Streambank and shoreline protection

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Forest; Farmstead; Associated Ag Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Soil Erosion

Enhancement Lifespan

20 years

Enhancement Description

Stream corridor bank vegetation components are established to provide additional stream corridor bank stability.

Download full enhancement activity E580105Z(PDF, 200KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E580137Z

Stream corridor bank vegetation improvement
Conservation Practice 580: Streambank and shoreline protection

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Forest; Farmstead; Associated Ag Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

20 years

Enhancement Description

Stream corridor bank vegetation components are established to improve ecosystem functioning and stability.

Download full enhancement activity E580137Z (PDF, 200KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E612130Z

Planting for high carbon sequestration rate
Conservation Practice 612: Tree/Shrub Establishment

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial), Pasture, Range, Forest, Associated Ag Land, Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Air Quality Impacts

Enhancement Lifespan

15 years

Enhancement Description

Plant tree species and use stocking levels for higher growth to increase the rate of carbon sequestration (capture). Use species with a longer life span as well as relatively fast growth, and species suitable for durable manufactured products. Increase stocking levels in forests that are not fully stocked. Implement afforestation on appropriate open lands.

Download full enhancement activity E612130Z (PDF, 198KB)

Enhancement Name

E612132Z

Establishing tree/shrub species to restore native plant communities
Conservation Practice 612: Tree/Shrub Establishment

Applicable Land Use

Forest; Range; Associated Ag Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

15 YEARS

Enhancement Description

Establish trees and/or shrubs to restore elements of plant diversity that have been lost through past diseases or improper management. For example, disease-resistant varieties of elm and chestnut can be established to restore the ecological functions of American elm and American chestnut. At the stand level, past forest management may have eliminated certain native tree species. Restoring stand-level diversity and function addresses a wide array of resource concerns and strengthens ongoing management activities. This enhancement improves a forest that is already in good condition by increasing plant diversity, and improving health and vigor through adding plants with resistance to disease, pests, or other local hazards. Additional benefits include contributing to carbon storage, and providing diversity in wildlife habitat and food sources. Download full enhancement activity E612132Z   (PDF, 179KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E612133X1

Adding food-producing trees and shrubs to existing agroforestry plantings
Conservation Practice 612: Tree/Shrub Establishment

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Forest; Associated Ag Land; Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

15 years

Enhancement Description

Plant food-producing trees and shrubs for wildlife or human consumption within windbreaks, alley cropping, multi-story cropping, silvopasture systems, and/or riparian forest buffers.

Download full enhancement activity E612133X1 (PDF, 201KB)

Enhancement Name

E612133X2

Cultural plantings
Conservation Practice 612: TREE/SHRUB ESTABLISHMENT

Applicable Land Use

 

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

15 years

Enhancement Description

Plant trees and shrubs that are of cultural significance, such as those species utilized by Tribes in traditional practices, medicinal plants, species used in basket-making, etc. (e.g., paper birch, slippery elm, witch hazel). Download full enhancement activity E612133X2   (PDF, 191KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E612136Z

Tree/shrub planting for wildlife food
Conservation Practice 612:Tree/Shrub Establishment

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial), Pasture, Range, Forest, Associated Ag Land, Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

15 years

Enhancement Description

Tree and shrub planting will enhance habitat for native wildlife. A minimum of five tree and shrub species will be used; they will be species that provide food for identified wildlife species.

Download full enhancement activity E612136Z (PDF, 199KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E612137Z

Tree/shrub planting for wildlife cover
Conservation Practice 612:Tree/Shrub Establishment

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial), Pasture, Range, Forest, Associated Ag Land, Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

15 years

Enhancement Description

Tree and shrub planting will enhance habitat for native wildlife. A minimum of five tree and shrub species will be used; they will be species that provide cover for identified wildlife species.

Download full enhancement activity E612137Z (PDF, 199KB)

Enhancement Name

E643132X

Restoration of sensitive coastal vegetative communities
Conservation Practice 643: Restoration & Management of Rare or Declining Habitats

Applicable Land Use

Range and Forest

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

1 Year

Enhancement Description

Enhance the level of restoration in unique and diminishing coastal ecosystems by establishing native herbaceous and woody plants. Protect established vegetation, and manage to maintain floristic quality and the provision of environmental services. This enhancement is applied on unique areas with rare and declining habitat conditions, where vegetation has been detrimentally altered by human or natural events. Targeted sites are those that formerly supported vegetative communities that are now declining and/or becoming rare. The sites will vary across the continent. The enhancement will expand and elevate the process of restoring these unique areas, increasing their ecological value and benefits to wildlife. It re-establishes a select group of trees and/or shrubs that are key components in this ecosystem. Download full enhancement activity E643132X   (PDF, 197KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E645137Z

Reduction of attractants to human-subsidized predators in sensitive wildlife species habitat
Conservation Practice 645: Upland Wildlife Habitat Management

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed); Crop (Perennial); Pasture; Range; Forest; Associated Ag Land; Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

1 Year

Enhancement Description

Reduction of artificial perching sites, nest sites, food, and water available to subsidized predators in areas where human-subsidized predators are a threat to sensitive wildlife species. Human-subsidized predators may include ravens, crows, magpies, coyotes, foxes, skunks, raccoons, and other species. Activities under this enhancement may include removal of non-native or invasive trees; removal of unused power poles, corrals, windmills, buildings, and other vertical structures; and/or removal or management of watering facilities, dead livestock, road kill, garbage, animal feed, dumps, and other non-natural food sources.

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