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A Guide to Wetlands Management & Development

Recommended Best Management Practices for Wetlands


Following is an alphabetical listing of best management practices indexed to four areas of wetlands and water quality degradation. The following notation scheme is utilized in the index:

The following BMPs are recommended to prevent or alleviate the noted types of degradation

Banding N, P, S
Conservation tillage B, N, P, S
Contour farming B, N, P, S
Detention ponds B, N, P, S
Deferred grazing B, S
Eliminate point source discharges B, N, P, S
Fencing B, N, S
Field borders/Filter strips B, N, P, S
Grassed waterways  
Livestock exclusion B, N, S
Manure application locations B, N
Manure storage locations & structures B, N
Pesticide mixing & rinsing practices N, P
Record keeping B, N, P, S
Roof runoff management B, N
Rotational grazing B, N, S
Runoff management B, N, P, S
Salt lick placement B, N, S
Stream bank/shoreline protection B, N, P, S
Stripcropping B, N, P, S
Terracing B, N, P, S
Waste management systems B, N, P, S
Waste treatment lagoons B, N, P, S
Water/sediment basins B, N, P, S
Buffers B, N, P, S

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