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Fish and Wildlife(General)

NRCS pursues a science-based approach in the development and implementation of conservation practices benefiting fish and wildlife.  As such, NRCS has developed and distributed scientifically based technical materials related to fish and wildlife habitat management.  these materials are available for use to all interested parties including landowners, NRCS staff, Conservation Districts, Fish and Wildlife Agencies and Farm and Wildlife Groups.

Fish/Wildlife Habitat Leaflets for Selected Species can be located at the following website:

National Fish & Wildlife Leaflets

Leaflets are produced in cooperation with the Wildlife Habitat Council.

Technical and Financial Assistance to Producers to Create Fish and Wildlife Habitat

NRCS Conservation Practices that are commonly used in Mississippi to directly address fish and wildlife habitat management include:

  • Conservation cover (PC# 327)
  • Prescribed Burning (PC# 338
  • Field Borders (PC # 338)
  • Riparian Herbaceous Buffers (PC# 390)
  • Riparian Forest Buffers (PC# 391)
  • Firebreak (PC# 394)
  • Fish Pond Management (PC# 399)
  • Hedgerow Planting (PC# 422)
  • Tree/Shrub Establishment (PC# 612)
  • Restoration and Management of Rare and Declining Habitat (PC# 643)
  • Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management (PC# 644)
  • Upland Wildlife Habitat Management (PC# 645)
  • Shallow Water Habitat Development and Management (PC# 646)
  • Early Successional Habitat Development/Management (PC# 647)
  • Wetland Restoration (PC#657)
  • Forest Stand Improvement (PC# 666)

NRCS Conservation Practices that are commonly used in Mississippi to indirectly address fish and wildlife habitat management or are used as supporting practices for direct fish and wildlife practices include:

  • Brush management (PC# 314)
  • Herbaceous Weed Control (PC# 315)
  • Dike (PC# 356)
  • Filter Strip (PC# 393)
  • Tree/Shrub Site Prep (PC# 490)
  • Structure for Water control (PC# 587)
  • Forest Trails and Landings (PC# 655)

For more information

Pollinator Habitat