How it works
How it helps
Wetlands provide habitat for waterfowl and many other species of wildlife.
Wetlands add beauty and value to a farm.
Is there an adequate water supply?
Is there adequate upland wildlife habitat available?
What wildlife do you want to attract?
Will plugging drains or breaking tile lines to enhance the wetland have
adverse effects on other parts of your farm, or a neighboring farm?
Protective vegetative cover should be established on exposed surfaces of
embankments and spillways.
Obtain any necessary permits.
Keep livestock from the area, unless it is included in a planned grazing
Dikes and levees should meet NRCS or US Army Corps of Engineers
Keep burrowing animals out of earthen structures. Control beavers and
Keep intakes clean and outlet free of debris.
Inspect pipe structures and repair any damages.