Eric Hurley, Sponsor – NRCS
Allan Braun, Team Leader – NRCS
Applications for Team Members are being accepted NOW!
Find out more on this notice and submit a completed application if you are interested in joining this team.
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Goal: The Work Team will review and revise the current federal CPS 380 Windbreak-Shelterbelt Establishment and Renovation and its associated technical documents that provide criteria for establishing, enhancing, or renovating windbreaks. The team will determine the general criteria and any additional criteria and considerations necessary to achieve the practice purpose in Wisconsin with the multiple applications of windbreaks (wind erosion, crop protection, crop transpiration and soil moisture management, homestead/livestock protection and reduced energy usage, snow barrier, snow dispersal, odor/air quality abatement, pesticide drift control). The objective of the Work Team will be to identify barriers that prevent greater use of the windbreak standard, and draft solutions to those barriers within the windbreak technical criteria and guidance.
The updated CPS 380 and associated technical guidance we develop will have broad use and implications for soil conservation, surface and groundwater protection, agriculture economics and sustainability for Wisconsin.Apply for this Work Team!
Team work will follow the Full Process detailed in the SOC Technical Standards Process Handbook. Criteria for the standard will be based on existing science, be protective of the waters of the state, and conform to existing laws and regulations. The team will examine existing research, consider new technologies, and consider input from expert and public review.
Anticipated Initial Review: Mid 2022
Anticipated Broad Review: Late 2022
Anticipated Publication Date: Late 2022
Work Team Status: Team meetings are expected to begin in January 2022 and will be held approximately monthly until the draft standard is completed. Details on meetings, including agendas and notes, will be available in the left sidebar as the work develops.
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