Close structures to capture and retain rainfall to improve food sources for waterfowl and other wading birds during winter

USDA NRCS | CSP-E646136Z1

Signup Deadline: February 1, 2019
When flooded to shallow depths during fall and winter, agricultural fields provide ideal foraging habitat for myriad species of waterfowl and wading birds. 
 

CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

 
Additional Information
Harvested and idled agricultural lands, notably those occurring within rice rotations, contain high densities of residual (i.e. waste) grain and natural seeds following harvest. Seed densities in harvested rice fields may rival those documented in intensively managed moist-soil units, especially in the Gulf Coast and Central Valley of California. 
 
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