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Land Clearing

Using a chain saw to remove a treePractice Code: 460

Land clearing is removing trees, stumps, and other vegetation to allow needed land-use adjustments and improvements in the interest of conservation. Land clearing is used to prepare land for the establishment of habitat for wildlife species.

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:

Brush Management
Early Successional Habitat Development/Management
Forest Stand Improvement
Forest Trails and Landings
Obstruction Removal
Restoration and Management of Rare or Declining Habitats
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management

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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