Close structures to capture and retain rainfall to improve cover and shelter for waterfowl and other wading birds during winter
When flooded to shallow depths during fall and winter, agricultural fields provide ideal cover and shelter for myriad species of waterfowl and wading birds. Harvested and idled agricultural lands, notably those occurring within rice rotations, can contain high densities of early successional vegetation. When moisture is added to this situation, short-term habitat is available and cover and shelter is provides to early successional species.
Additional NRCS practice information can be found here.
CSP Deadlines can be found on the state websites: