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Conservation Practice Information

Conservation Practice Information

This page provides documentation related to planning or implementing conservation practices including: Vermont and National Practice Standards, Practice Job Sheets, Practice Information Sheets, Operation and Maintenance requirements and Statements of Work.  The conservation practices listed on this page are commonly used practices in Vermont.  

 

The conservation practice standards which are listed as Vermont version have been modified to reflect Vermont local conditions and requirements.  Vermont version practice standards must be used, when available, for conservation practice implementation in Vermont.  

 

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Vermont NRCS Conservation Practice Information

Practice Name

(Units) (Practice Code)

Practice  Standard

 Practice  Overview

Practice  Implementation Requirements or Standard Drawings

Practice Operation and Maintenance Plan

Practice Statements of Work 

Practice  Spec Sheets

Access Control (Ac.) (472)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Access Road (Ft.) (560)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Agrichemical Handling Facility (No.) (309)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Amending Soil Properties with Gypsum Products (Ac.) (333)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Anaerobic Digester (No.) (366)

AA

AA

NA

NA

AA

NA

Animal Mortality Facility (No.) (316)

AA

AA

Concrete

AA

AA

AA

NA

Gravel

AA

AWMFH Ch. 10 Sizing

MW

Aquatic Organism Passage (No.) (396)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Brush Management (Ac.) (314)

AA

AA

Control Plan Checklist

AA

AA

AA

NA

Contractor Records

AA

Control Plan Template

AA

Landowner Record Keeping

AA

Brush Management (314)

 Implementation Requirements

AA

Invasive Plant Control General Information Sheet

AA

Brush Management-Water Supply

AA

Brush Management-Landowner Acknowledgement

AA

Barberry Control

AA

Buckthorn Control

AA

Honeysuckle Control

AA

Autumn Olive Control

AA

Oriental Bittersweet Control

AA

Black Locust Control

 AA

Burning Bush Control

 AA

Multiflora Rose Control

Clearing and Snagging (Ft.) (326)

AA

AA

NA

NA

AA

NA

Combustion System Improvement (No. (372)

AA

AA

NA

NA

AA

NA

Composting Facility (No.) (317)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Conservation Cover (Ac.) (327)

AA

AA

Implementation Requirements

AA

AA

AA

NA

Milkweed

AA

Pollinators in New England 

AA

Seed Rate Calculator

AA

Conservation Crop Rotation (Ac.) (328)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Constructed Wetland (Ac.) (656)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Contour Farming (Ac.) (330)

AA

AA

AA

NA

AA

NA

Contour Buffer Strips (Ac.) (332)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Controlled Traffic Farming (Ac.) (334)

AA

AA

AA

NA

NA

NA

Cover Crop (Ac.) (340)

AA

AA

Single Species

AA

AA

AA

AA

Multi-Species

AA

Guidance

AA

Critical Area Planting (Ac.) (342)

AA

AA

Construction Sites

AA

AA

AA

AA

Water and Diversions

AA

Diversion (Ft.) (362)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Drainage Water Management (Ac.) (554)

AA

AA

NA

NA

AA

NA

Dry Hydrant (Each) (432)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Early Successional Habitat Development/Management (Ac.) (647)

AA

AA

MW

AA

AA

NA

Early Successional Habitat Management 

Specific Implementation Requirements

AA

Grassland Management

AA

Old Field Management

AA

Shrub / Young Forest Management

MW

Management for American Woodcock

AA

Guidance Document
Emergency Animal Mortality Management (No.) (368)

AA

AA

NA

NA

AA

NA

Energy Efficient Building Envelope (No.) (672)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Energy Efficient Lighting System (No.) (670)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Farmstead Energy Improvement (No.) (374)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Feed Management   (AU) (592)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Fence (Ft.) (382)

AA

AA

Implemntation Requirement

AA

AA

AA

NA

Standard Drawings

AA

Field Border (Ac.) (386)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Filter Strip (Ac.) (393)

AA

AA

Implementation Requirement

AA

AA

AA

AA

Lifespan Design for Sediment

AA

Forage Harvest Management (Ac.) (511)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

Forest Stand Improvement (Ac.) (666)

AA

AA

Girdling

AA

AA

AA

NA

Timber Oriented

AA

Mast Tree Release

AA

Songbird Habitat

AA

Forest Trails and Landings (Ft.) (655)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

 Practice Name

(Units) (Practice Code)

Practice  Standard

 Practice  Overview

Practice  Implementation Requirements or Standard Drawings

Practice Operation and Maintenance Plan

Practice Statements of Work 

Practice  Spec Sheets

Grade Stabilization Structure (No.) (410)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Grassed Waterway (Ac.) (412)

AA

AA

Standard Drawing

AA

AA

AA

NA

Stone Center WW Rock Sizing Nomograph

AA

Ground Water Testing (No.) (355)

AA

AA

AA

NA

AA

NA

Heavy Use Area Protection (Ac.) (561)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Hedgerow Planting (Ft.) (422)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Herbaceous Weed Treatment (Ac.) (315)

 

AA

 

AA

General Information Sheet

AA

 

AA

 

AA

 

NA

Japanese Knotweed Treatment

AA

Giant Hogweed Treatment

AA

Phragmites Treatment

AA

Purple Loosestrife Treatment

AA

Contractor Records

AA

Plant Treatment Checklist

AA

Tree and Shrub Establishment

AA

Landowner Acknowledgement

AA

High Tunnel System (Sf.) (325)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Irrigation Pipeline (Ft.) (430)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Irrigation Reservoir (No.) (436)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Irrigation System, Microirrigation (Ac.) (441)

AA

AA

High Tunnel

AA

AA

AA

NA

Irrigation Water Management (Ac.) (449)

AA

AA

NA

NA

AA

NA

Lined Waterway or Outlet (Ft.) (468)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Livestock Pipeline (Ft.) (516)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Mulching (Ac.) (484)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Nutrient Management (Ac.) (590)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Obstruction Removal (Ac.) (500)

AA

NA

NA

NA

AA

NA

Mulching (Ac.) (484)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Obstruction Removal (No.) (500)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

On Farm Secondary Containment Facility (No.) (319)

AA

AA

Double Wall Tank 1

AA

AA

AA

NA

Double Wall Tank 2

AA

Double Wall Tank w/ Bollards

AA

Double Wall Tank w/ Concrete Blocks

AA

Roofed w/ Four 550 Gallon Tanks

AA

Roofed w/ Two 550 Gallon or one 1000 Gal Tank

AA

Open Channel (Ft.) (582)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Pasture and Hay Planting (Ac.) (512)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

Pest Management Conservation System (Ac.) (595)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Phosphorus Removal System (No.) (782)

AA

NA

NA

AA

NA

NA

Pond (No.) (378)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Pond Sealing or Lining, Compacted Soil Treatment(Sf.) (520)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Pond Sealing or Lining, Concrete (Sf.) (522)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Pond Sealing or Lining, Geomembrane or Geosynthetic Clay Liner(Sf.) (521)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Prescribed Burning (Ac.) (338)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Prescribed Grazing (Ac.) (528)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

ME

Pumping Plant (No.) (533)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Residue & Tillage Management, No-Till (Ac.) (329)

AA

  AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Residue & Tillage Management, Reduced Till(Ac.) (345)

AA

  AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Restoration and Management of Declining Habitats (Ac.) (643)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Riparian Forest Buffer (Ac.) (391)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

 AA

Road/Trail/Landing Closure and Treatment (Ft.) (654)

AA

AA

AA

NA

AA

NA

Roof Runoff Structure (No.) (558)

AA

AA

K-Style Gutter

AA

AA

AA

NA

Trench w/Curb

  AA

Trench w/o Curb

AA

Roofs and Covers (No.) (367)

AA

AA

Hoop Structure Foundation 40lb Snow Load

AA

AA

AA

NA

Hoop Structure Foundation 40lb Snow Load

AA

Timber Truss Structure 40ft Span

AA

Row Arrangement (Ac.) (557)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

    Practice Name

(Units) (Practice Code)

Practice  Standard

 Practice  Overview

Practice  Implementation Requirements or Standard Drawings

Practice Operation and Maintenance Plan

Practice Statements of Work 

Practice  Spec Sheets

Saturated Buffer (Ft.)(604)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Sediment Basin (No.) (350)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Soil Carbon Amendment (Ac.) (808)

AA

NA

AA

NA

NA

NA

Spring Development (No.) (574)

AA

AA

AA

MW

AA

NA

Sprinkler System (Ac.) (442)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Stormwater Runoff Control (Ac.) (570)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Stream Crossing (No.) (578)

AA

AA

Culvert

AA

AA

AA

NA

Ford

AA

Stream Habitat Improvement and Management (Ac.) (395) 

AA

AA

Implementation Requirements

AA

AA

AA

 

NA

 

Strategic Wood Additions Practical Guidelines

AA

Strategic Wood Additions Guidelines

AA

Strategic Wood Additions Inventory Readme

AA

Strategic Wood Additions Inventory Sheet

ME

Streambank and Shoreline Protection (Ft.) (580)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Stripcropping (Ac.) (585)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Structure for Water Control (No.) (587)

AA

AA

Culvert

AA

AA

AA

NA

Structures for Wildlife (No.) (649)

AA

AA

Implementation Requirements

AA

AA

AA

NA

Bat House

AA

Native Bees

AA

Purple Martin

AA

Wood Duck

AA

Barred Owl

AA

Brush Pile

AA

Eastern Bluebird

AA

Kestrel

AA

Subsurface Drain (Ft.) (606)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Surface Drainage, Field Ditch (Ft.) (607)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Trails and Walkways (Ft.) (575)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Tree/Shrub Establishment (Ac.) (612)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

 AA

Tree/Shrub Pruning (Ac.) (660)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Tree-Shrub Site Preparation (Ac.) (490)

AA

AA

Implementation Requirements

AA

AA

AA

NA

Contractor Records

AA

Underground Outlet (Ft.) (620)

AA

AA

Drop Inlet

AA

AA

AA

NA

Perforated Riser

AA

Upland Wildlife Habitat Management (Ac.) (645)

AA

AA

Implementation Requirements

MW

AA

AA

NA

Apple Tree Release

AA

Vegetated Treatment Area (Ac.) (635)

AA

  AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Waste Facility Closure (No.) (360)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Waste Recycling (Ac.) (633)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Waste Separation Facility (AU) (632)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Waste Storage Facility (No.) (313)

AA

AA

Manure Pushoff Safety Stop Corridor Drawing

AA

AA

AA

NA

Manure Pushoff Safety Stop Half Corridor Drawing

AA

Manure Pushoff Safety Stop No Corridor Drawing

AA

 Roofed Manure Storage Full Ramp Drawing

AA

 Roofed Manure Storage Partial Ramp Drawing

AA

Evaluating Existing WSFs AWMFH Ch. 2 Amendment

AA

Field Waste Stacking Area Location Criteria

MW

Flow Chart AWMFH Ch. 7

AA

Slab on Grade Chart AWMFH Ch. 10 

AA

Waste Transfer (No.) (634)

AA

AA

Hopper with Bottom Outlet

AA

AA

AA

NA

Hopper with Side Outlet

AA

Reception Pit

AA

Waste Treatment (No.) (629)

AA

AA

NA

Silage Leachate Containment

AA

AA

NA

Milkhouse Wastewater Infiltration System

AA

Water and Sediment Control Basin (No.) (638)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Water Well (No.) (642)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Watering Facility (No.) (614)

AA

AA

Implementation Requirement

AA

AA

AA

NA

Standard Drawing

AA

Well Decommissioning (No.) (351)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Wetland Enhancement (Ac.) (659)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Wetland Restoration (Ac.) (657)

AA

AA

Implementation Requirement

AA

AA

AA

NA

Ditch Plug Standard Drawing

AA

Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management (Ac.) (644)

AA

AA

NA

AA

AA

NA

Wildlife Habitat Planting (Ac.) (420)

AA

AA

AA

NA

NA

NA

Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment (Ft.) (380)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA

Woody Residue Treatment (Ac.) (384)

AA

AA

AA

AA

AA

NA