Agricultural and Land Management Standards

NRCS Conservation Practice Standards:

The Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) contains the master list of Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) soil and water conservation technical standards for rural Wisconsin. This list is maintained electronically by the USDA NRCS. The technical standards are arranged by alphabetical order in Section IV of the FOTG.

These technical standards primarily focus on agriculture, but with the participation of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the Wisconsin DNR, new areas of interest are being explored.

Locate NRCS Standards:

To find the complete list of Wisconsin NRCS standards, visit the Wisconsin NRCS Technical Resources web page. Click on the FOTG – Field Office Technical Guide, which will bring up the United States map, that looks like the image to the right. Click on Wisconsin, and then select your county.

On that page, select Section IV on the left column and the technical standards will appear alphabetically, under Conservation Practices. At the top of the left column is a search feature where you can search for standards by name or number.

Other Conservation Practice Standards:

The following standards have been removed from the WI NRCS FOTG because they do not have a national counterpart.  These practice standards may still be referenced in administrative rules.