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CSP FY2018 Conservation Enhancement Activity - Pasture

FY18 Conservation Enhancement Activity

Pasture

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

E315132Z

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

Applicable Land Use

Pasture, 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 E315132Z   (PDF, 191KB)

Enhancement Name

E381133Z
Silvopasture for wildlife habitat (structure and composition)

Applicable Land Use

Pasture; Associated Agricultural Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

15 years

Enhancement Description

Establishing a combination of trees or shrubs and compatible forages on the same acreage, providing forage, shade, and/or shelter for livestock and including a purpose of enhancing wildlife habitat. Download full enhancement activity E381133Z  (PDF, 192KB)

Enhancement Name

E381137Z

Silvopasture for wildlife habitat (cover and shelter)
Conservation Practice 381: Silvopasture Establishment

Applicable Land Use

Pasture; Associated Agricultural Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

15 years

Enhancement Description

Establishing a combination of trees or shrubs and compatible forages on the same acreage, providing forage, shade, and/or shelter for livestock and including a purpose of enhancing wildlife cover and shelter. Download full enhancement activity E381137Z   (PDF, 192KB)

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 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 Name

E512101Z2

Forage and biomass planting for water erosion control to improve soil health
Conservation Practice 512: Forage and Biomass Planting

Applicable Land Use

Pasture

Resource Concern Addressed

Soil Erosion

Enhancement Lifespan

5 years

Enhancement Description

Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of herbaceous species suitable for pasture, hay, or biomass production that can provide for reduced soil erosion, improving soil health. Download full enhancement activity E512101Z2   (PDF, 191KB)

Enhancement Name

E512106Z2

Forage plantings that can help increase organic matter in depleted soils
Conservation Practice 512: Forage and Biomass Planting

Applicable Land Use

Pasture

Resource Concern Addressed

Soil Quality Degradation

Enhancement Lifespan

5 years

Enhancement Description

Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of herbaceous species suitable for pasture, hay, or biomass production that can help improve soil quality of depleted sites through increase or conservation of the organic matter in the soil. Download full enhancement activity E512106Z2   (PDF, 193KB)

Enhancement Name

E512132Z2

Native grasses or legumes in forage base to improve plant productivity and health
CONSERVATION PRACTICE 512 – Forage and Biomass Planting

Applicable Land Use

Pasture

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

5 Years

Enhancement Description

Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of perennial, herbaceous species that can provide the structure and composition needed to enhance livestock and wildlife habitat, particularly when targeted forage supply and quality, cover, and shelter are not available in other pastures. Download full enhancement activity E512132Z2   (PDF, 193KB)

Enhancement Name

E512133Z1

Native grasses or legumes in forage base to improve plant community structure and composition
Conservation Practice 512: Forage and Biomass Planting

Applicable Land Use

Pasture, Associated Ag Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

5 years

Enhancement Description

Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of perennial, herbaceous species that can provide the structure and composition needed to enhance livestock and wildlife habitat, particularly when targeted forage supply and quality, cover, and shelter are not available in other pastures. Download full enhancement activity E512133Z1   (PDF, 193KB)

Enhancement Name

E512133Z2

Forage plantings that enhance bird habitat (structure and composition)
Conservation Practice 512: Forage and Biomass Planting

Applicable Land Use

Pasture, Associated Ag Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

5 years

Enhancement Description

Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of herbaceous species suitable for pasture, hay, or biomass production that can provide cover and shelter components of bird habitat. Download full enhancement activity E512133Z2   (PDF, 194KB)

Enhancement Name

E512136Z1

Establish pollinator and/or beneficial insect habitat
Conservation Practice 512: Forage and Biomass Planting

Applicable Land Use

Pasture

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

5 years

Enhancement Description

Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of herbaceous species that can provide nectar for pollinators and forage and other habitat values for wildlife and livestock, particularly at times when targeted nectar, forage supply and quality, cover, and shelter are not available in other pastures. Download full enhancement activity E512136Z1   (PDF, 193KB)

Enhancement Name

E512136Z2

Native grasses or legumes in forage base to provide wildlife food
Conservation Practice 512: Forage and Biomass Planting

Applicable Land Use

Pasture

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

5 years

Enhancement Description

Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of perennial, herbaceous species that can provide the structure and composition needed to enhance livestock and wildlife habitat, particularly when targeted forage supply and quality, cover, and shelter are not available in other pastures. Download full enhancement activity E512136Z2   (PDF, 195KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E374144Z1

Install variable frequency drive(s) on pump(s)
Conservation Practice 374: Farmstead Energy Improvement

Applicable Land Use

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

Resource Concern Addressed

Inefficient Energy Use

Enhancement Lifespan

10 years

Enhancement Description

Install Variable Frequency Drive(s) (VFD) on Pumping Plant (Conservation Practice Standard CPS 533) with the correct sensors, on all pumps as indicated in the energy audit.

Download full enhancement activity E374144Z1 (PDF, 145KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E374144Z2

Switch fuel source for pump motor(s)
Conservation Practice 374: Farmstead Energy Improvement

Applicable Land Use

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

Resource Concern Addressed

Inefficient Energy Use

Enhancement Lifespan

10 years

Enhancement Description

Switch the fuel source for the pump motor(s) indicated in the energy audit to a renewable source (wind, solar, geothermal, etc.) (CPS 533 Pumping Plant)

Download full enhancement activity E374144Z2 (PDF, 145KB)

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

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

E449114Z5

Complete pumping plant evaluation for all pumps on a farm
Conservation Practice 449: Irrigation Water Management

Applicable Land Use

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

Resource Concern Addressed

Insufficient Water

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Evaluation of all pumping plants to determine the potential to rehabilitate/replace/reconfigure pump performance to improve water delerivery efficiency 10% or more. Evaluate to determine if a Variable Frequency Drive motor controller(s) is recommended and the simple payback in terms of energy savings is less than 10 years.

Download full enhancement activity E449114Z5 (PDF, 175KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E449114Z7

Advanced Automated IWM – Year 2-5, soil moisture monitoring
Conservation Practice 449: Irrigation Water Management

Applicable Land Use

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

Resource Concern Addressed

Insufficient Water

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Advanced automated irrigation water management using soil moisture or water level monitoring (one sensor per 40 acres or less) with data loggers. Record keeping is such that a daily water balance is calculated and future irrigation is forecast. Equipment was bought in year one, this is monitoring for future years. Subscription service may be used as source for monitoring. System will be monitored and controlled using remote devices.

Download full enhancement activity E449114Z7 (PDF, 188KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E449114Z8

Advanced Automated IWM – Year 1, Equipment and soil moisture or water level monitoring
Conservation Practice 449: Irrigation Water Management

Applicable Land Use

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

Resource Concern Addressed

Insufficient Water

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

This activity includes installing and monitoring soil moisture or water leveling equipment for advanced automated irrigation water management. The equipment includes field specific weather station data with soil moisture monitoring (one sensor station per 40 acres or less), data loggers and telemetry. Sensor stations will include a minimum of 2 sensors per site at depths appropriate for the crop and soils. If rice is the major crop, water level sensors may be substituted for the soil moisture sensors. Monitoring will be for the entire irrigation season and data gathered will be used to predict and manage irrigation water on crop grown.

Download full enhancement activity E449114Z8 (PDF, 196KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E449144Z

Complete pumping plant evaluation for all pumps on a farm
Conservation Practice 449: Irrigation Water Management

Applicable Land Use

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

Resource Concern Addressed

Inefficient Energy Use

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Evaluation of all pumping plants to determine the potential to rehabilitate/replace/reconfigure to perform 10% more efficiently. Evaluate to determine if a Variable Frequency Drive motor controller(s) is recommended and the simple payback in terms of energy savings is less than 10 years.

Download full enhancement activity E449144Z (PDF, 193KB)

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 Code and Name

E511137Z2

Forage harvest management that helps maintain or improve wildlife habitat (cover and shelter)
Conservation Practice 511: Forage Harvest Management

Applicable Land Use

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

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

The timely cutting and removal of forages from the field as hay, green-chop, or ensilage in such as way and time frames so as optimize both forage yield/quality and wildlife cover and shelter

Download full enhancement activity E511137Z2 (PDF, 198KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E511139Z2

Forage harvest management that helps maintain wildlife habitat continuity (space)
Conservation Practice 511: Forage Harvest Management

Applicable Land Use

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

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

The timely cutting and removal of forages from the field as hay, green-chop, or ensilage in such as way and time frames so as to optimize both forage yield/quality and wildlife cover and shelter for habitat and/or continuity between otherwise disconnected habitats.

Download full enhancement activity E511139Z2 (PDF, 199KB)

Enhancement Name

E512137Z

Forage plantings that enhance bird habitat (cover and shelter)
Conservation Practice 512: Forage and Biomass Planting

Applicable Land Use

Pasture

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

5 years

Enhancement Description

Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of herbaceous species suitable for pasture, hay, or biomass production that can provide cover and shelter components of bird habitat.Download full enhancement activity E512137Z   (PDF, 193KB)

Enhancement Name

E512138Z

Establish wildlife corridors to enhance access to water
Conservation Practice 512: Forage and Biomass Planting

Applicable Land Use

Pasture, Associated Ag Land, Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

5 years

Enhancement Description

Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of perennial, herbaceous species that can provide cover needed for wildlife species of concern to move from food/cover/water sources to other food/cover/water sources as needed for their life cycles, and/or to enhance the utility of underused wildlife habitat areas.

Download full enhancement activity E512138Z   (PDF, 194KB)

Enhancement Name

E512139Z1

Establish wildlife corridors to provide habitat continuity
Conservation Practice 512: Forage and Biomass Planting

Applicable Land Use

Pasture, Associated Ag Land, Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

5 years

Enhancement Description

Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of perennial, herbaceous species that can provide cover needed for wildlife species of concern to move from food/cover/water sources to other food/cover/water sources as needed for their life cycles, and/or to enhance the utility of underused wildlife habitat areas. Download full enhancement activity E512139Z1   (PDF, 195KB)

Enhancement Name

E512139Z2

Establish pollinator and/or beneficial insect habitat continuity (space)
Conservation Practice 512: Forage and Biomass Planting

Applicable Land Use

Pasture, Associated Ag Land, Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

5 years

Enhancement Description

Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of herbaceous species that can provide nectar for pollinators and forage and other habitat values for wildlife and livestock, particularly at times when targeted nectar, forage supply and quality, cover, and shelter are not available in other pastures. Download full enhancement activity   (PDF, 193KB)

Enhancement Name

E512139Z3

Establish Monarch butterfly habitat in pastures
Conservation Practice 512: Forage and Biomass Planting

Applicable Land Use

Pasture, Associated Ag Land, Farmstead

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

5 years

Enhancement Description

Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of herbaceous species that can provide nectar for Monarch butterflies and forage and other habitat values for wildlife and livestock, particularly at times when targeted nectar, forage supply and quality, cover, and shelter are not available in other pastures.

Download full enhancement activity E512139Z3   (PDF, 194KB)

Enhancement Name

E512140Z

Native grasses or legumes in forage base
Conservation Practice 512: Forage and Biomass Planting

Applicable Land Use

Crop (perennial); Pasture; Associated Ag Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Livestock Production Limitation

Enhancement Lifespan

5 years

Enhancement Description

Establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of perennial, herbaceous species that can provide the structure and composition needed to enhance livestock and wildlife habitat, particularly when targeted forage supply and quality, cover, and shelter are not available in other pastures. Download full enhancement activity E512140Z (PDF, 192KB)

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

E528107Z1

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

Applicable Land Use

Pasture

Resource Concern Addressed

Soil Quality Degradation

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Manage the harvest of vegetation with grazing and/or browsing animals as adjusted when following recommendations of a qualifying professional, as detailed in the enhancement criteria, generated through pasture condition scoring (PCS). Download full enhancement activity E528107Z1   (PDF, 192KB)

Enhancement Name

E528107Z2

 

Applicable Land Use

 

Resource Concern Addressed

 

Enhancement Lifespan

 

Enhancement Description

Download full enhancement activity   (PDF, KB)

Enhancement Name

E528118Z1

Prescribed grazing on pastureland that maintains/improves riparian and watershed function impairment from nutrients
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Pasture

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 E528118Z1   (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

E528122Z

Prescribed grazing on pastureland that maintains/improves riparian and watershed function impairment from pathogens/chemicals
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Pasture

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 E528122Z   (PDF, 187KB)

Enhancement Name

E528126Z

Prescribed grazing on pastureland that maintains/improves riparian and watershed function through minimizing sediment in surface water
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Pasture

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.3 Download full enhancement activity E528126Z   (PDF, 188KB)

Enhancement Name

E528132Z2

Stockpiling cool season forage to improve plant productivity and health
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Pasture; Associated Agricultural Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Grazing management employed will stop grazing events of selected paddock(s) to allow pasture forages to grow to maximum vegetative biomass accumulation before the end of the growing season. Download full enhancement activity E528132Z2   (PDF, 183KB)

Enhancement Name

E528133Z1

Stockpiling cool season forage to improve structure and composition
Conservation Practice 528: Prescribed Grazing

Applicable Land Use

Pasture; Associated Agricultural Land

Resource Concern Addressed

Degraded Plant Condition

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Grazing management employed will stop grazing events of selected paddock(s) to allow pasture forages to grow to maximum vegetative biomass accumulation before the end of the growing season. Download full enhancement activity E528133Z1   (PDF, 183KB)

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

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

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

Download full enhancement activity E528136Z2   (PDF, 194KB)

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Enhancement Code and Name

E595116Z

Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques
Conservation Practice 595: Integrated Pest Management

Applicable Land Use

Crop (annual & mixed), Crop (perennial), Pasture

Resource Concern Addressed

Water Quality Degradation

Enhancement Lifespan

1 year

Enhancement Description

Utilize integrated pest management (IPM) prevent, avoidance, monitoring, and suppression (PAMS) techniques to reduce risk of pesticides in surface water and reducing the potential for delivery of chemicals into water bodies.

Download full enhancement activity E595116Z (PDF, 208KB)

Enhancement Code and Name

E595129Z

Reduce ozone precursor emissions related to pesticides by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques
Conservation Practice 595: Integrated Pest Management

Applicable Land Use

Crop (annual & mixed), Crop (perennial), Pasture

Resource Concern Addressed

Air Quality Impacts

Enhancement Lifespan

1 Year

Enhancement Description

Utilize integrated pest management (IPM) prevent, avoidance, monitoring, and suppression (PAMS) techniques to reduce ozone precursor emissions related to pesticides.
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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 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

Pasture, Range, Forest, Associated Ag Land, Farmstead

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.

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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 Code and Name

E644136Z

Managing flood-irrigated landscapes for wildlife
Conservation Practice 644: Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management

Applicable Land Use

Crop (Annual & Mixed), Crop (Perennial), Pasture

Resource Concern Addressed

Fish & Wildlife – Inadequate Habitat

Enhancement Lifespan

1 Year

Enhancement Description

Developing and implementing a conservation plan that supports maintenance of flood-irrigation in key landscapes to provide important foraging habitat for local breeding and migratory waterfowl and waterbirds.

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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.

Download full enhancement activity E645137Z (PDF, 192KB)

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