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Conservation Cover 327

What it is

Establishing and maintaining permanent vegetative cover of either introduced or native grasses, legumes and forbs for nesting cover, winter cover, brood cover, pollinator habitat, and food for wildlife.

How it helps

  • Reduces soil erosion and sedimentation.
  • Improves water and air quality.
  • Enhances plant diversity.
  • Increases soil organic matter.
  • Improves soil health.
  • Manages plant pests.

Learn more

Find NRCS Massachusetts technical information in the Field Office Technical Guide: eFOTG.


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