NRCS FOTG Update: Notice WI-74

WISCONSIN FIELD OFFICE TECHNICAL GUIDE

FOTG NOTICE WI-74

Purpose: Revisions to Wisconsin Conservation Practice Standards and Specifications

The following revisions to the Wisconsin FOTG have been posted on the Wisconsin e-FOTG website: Section IV: Conservation Practice Standards and Specifications:

  • Index
  • Conservation Crop Rotation (Code 328)
  • Denitrifying Bioreactor (Code 605)
  • Forest Stand Improvement (Code 666)
  • Forest Trails and Landings (Code 655)
  • Phosphorus Removal System (Interim Code 782)
  • Seasonal High Tunnel System (325)
  • Roof Runoff Structure (Code 558)
  • Wetland Enhancement (Code 659)
  • Forest Trails and Landings Job Sheet (Code 655)
  • Managed Grazing Conservation Reserve Program Job Sheet (Code 147)
  • Tree and Shrub Establishment Job Sheet (612)
  • Aluminum or Steel Roof Gutters (Specification 23)

Explanation of Changes/Revisions:

Conservation Crop Rotation (Code 328) -The revised standard incorporates minor changes to the national standard and specifications.

Denitrifying Bioreactor (Code 605) -New standard.

Forest Stand Improvement (Code 666) -The revised standard incorporates minor changes to the national standard and specifications.

Forest Trails and Landings (Code 655) -The revised standard incorporates minor changes to the national standard and specifications.

Phosphorus Removal System (Interim Code 782) -New interim standard for use primarily within GLRI.

Roof Runoff  Structure (Code 558) -The revised standard incorporates minor changes to the national standard and specifications.

Seasonal High Tunnel System (Code 325) -The revised standard incorporates minor changes to the national standard and specifications.  Code was changed from 798 to 325.

Wetland Enhancement (Code 659) -The revised standard incorporates minor changes to the national standard and specifications.

Aluminum or Steel Roof Gutters (Specification 23) – Section 2 c. Wood paragraph updated to include the sentence “Lumber treated with micronized copper and labeled for “above ground use” may be used in direct contact with aluminum and steel.

Remove the following outdated Standards and Specifications from any printed copies of the WI FOTG:

  • Index
  • Conservation Crop Rotation (Code 328)
  • Forest Stand Improvement (Code 666)
  • Forest Trails and Landings (Code 655)
  • Roof Runoff Structure (Code 558)
  • Seasonal High Tunnel System (Code 325)
  • Wetland Enhancement (659)
  • Aluminum or Steel Roof Gutters (Specification 23)

Add the following Standards and Specifications to any printed copies of the WI FOTG:

  • Index
  • Conservation Crop Rotation (Code 328)
  • Denitrifying Bioreactor (Code 605)
  • Forest Stand Improvement (Code 666)
  • Forest Trails and Landings (Code 655)
  • Phosphorus Removal System (Interim Code 782)
  • Roof Runoff Structure (558)
  • Seasonal High Tunnel System (Code 325)
  • Wetland Enhancement (Code 659)
  • Aluminum or Steel Roof Gutters (Specification 23)

A link to the Wisconsin FOTG is located on the Wisconsin NRCS website at:

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/technical/fotg/

 

JIMMY BRAMBLETT

State Conservationist

For more information, view a PDF of the full NRCS memo:

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