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Conservation Practices

[upload information on the most-used FB conservation practices within WLFW-for Target Species]

Virginia 314: Brush Management

This standard allows for the removal and management of woody plants including invasive and noxious plants. Using this standard will allow landowners with existing degraded wetlands or waterfowl shallow water areas to clean up the area and return it to early successional vegetation.

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Virginia 315: Herbaceous Weed Treatment

This standard allows for the removal or control of herbaceous weeds including invasive, noxious, and prohibited plants. This practice is applicable for areas that have excessive Phragmites australis growth allowing for removal and management of these areas to let native plants to reestablish.

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Virginia 327: Conservation Cover

This standard is utilized for establishing vegetative cover to enhance wildlife habitat.

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Virginia 338: Prescribed Burning

This practice is utilized as another method to control unwanted or invasive species, as well as promote early successional plant growth. Early successional moist soil plants are a vital dietary source for waterfowl and other wildlife species.

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Virginia 356: Dike

This standard allows for the construction of an earthen berm to assist in controlling water levels for waterfowl management.

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Virginia 378: Pond

This standard allows for an area to impound water through excavation or an earthen embankment. For waterfowl, a pond standard consisting of shallow excavation and a berm of no more than 3 FT is suggested.

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Virginia 587: Structure for Water Control

This standard allows for the installation of a water control structure to provide the manipulation of water levels. The ability to control water levels in a shallow water waterfowl impoundment can allow for proper moist soil management techniques.

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Virginia 644: Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management

This practice is supplemented with other wetland standards to provide financial assistance in the management of a wetland for wildlife habitat.

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Virginia 645: Upland Wildlife Habitat Management

This practice consists of the management of food, cover, and shelter for wildlife which can be utilized for waterfowl nesting habitat.

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Virginia 646: Shallow Water Development and Management

This practice is supplemented in the creation of a shallow water area for waterfowl management.

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Virginia 657: Wetland Restoration

This standard consists of returning a wetland and its functions to a close representation of its original condition prior to being disturbed. It applies for areas with hydric soils that have been converted to non-wetland by filling, draining, or other hydrology changes.

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Virginia 658: Wetland Creation

This practice is utilized when building a wetland in an area that was not historically a wetland. If a site has non-hydric soils, this practice is used in the creation of wetland features including shallow water wetlands for waterfowl.

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Delaware 644: Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management

This practice is supplemented with other wetland standards to provide financial assistance in the management of a wetland for wildlife habitat.

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Maryland 644: Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management

This practice is supplemented with other wetland standards to provide financial assistance in the management of a wetland for wildlife habitat.

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Maryland 657: Wetland Restoration

This standard consists of returning a wetland and its functions to a close representation of its original condition prior to being disturbed. It applies for areas with hydric soils that have been converted to non-wetland by filling, draining, or other hydrology changes.

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Maryland 587: Structure for Water Control

This standard allows for the installation of a water control structure to provide the manipulation of water levels. The ability to control water levels in a shallow water waterfowl impoundment can allow for proper moist soil management techniques.

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Maryland 378: Pond

This standard allows for an area to impound water through excavation or an earthen embankment. For waterfowl, a pond standard consisting of shallow excavation and a berm of no more than 3 FT is suggested.

Read More…

Maryland 356: Dike

This standard allows for the construction of an earthen berm to assist in controlling water levels for waterfowl management.

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Maryland 338: Prescribed Burning

This practice is utilized as another method to control unwanted or invasive species, as well as promote early successional plant growth. Early successional moist soil plants are a vital dietary source for waterfowl and other wildlife species.

Read More…

Maryland 314: Brush Management

This standard allows for the removal and management of woody plants including invasive and noxious plants. Using this standard will allow landowners with existing degraded wetlands or waterfowl shallow water areas to clean up the area and return it to early successional vegetation.

Read More…