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Resource Management Systems

Why Use Resource Management Systems?

Resource Management Systems (RMS) are sets of approved conservation practices which, when properly planned and applied, work in tandem to provide environmental conservation and protection for Soil, Water, Air, Plant and Animal resources.  

The information available from this page provides a general overview of conservation practices which are commonly planned and applied in Vermont to achieve a high level of protection for natural resources.  Depending upon the severity of resource concerns found during the resource assessment, one or more of the practices listed for each resource system below are typically offered as conservation planning alternatives.  In addition, a conservation practice applied to the landscape generally benefits multiple resources.

Typical Vermont Resource Management Systems and Associated Conservation Practices


Agricultural Waste and Nutrient Management System Conservation Practices

Cropland System Conservation Practices


Erosion Control Conservation Practices

Grazing System Conservation Practices

Riparian Area Protection Conservation Practices

Wildlife and Wetland System Conservation Practices

For additional information related to these conservation practices, visit the Vermont NRCS Conservation Practice Information web page or the Vermont NRCS Field Office Technical Guide

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Last Modified: September 15, 2021