WISCONSIN FIELD OFFICE TECHNICAL GUIDE

450-11-TECHNICAL GUIDE

FOTG NOTICE WI-80

SUBJECT:  WISCONSIN FIELD OFFICE TECHNICAL GUIDE

Purpose.  Revisions to Wisconsin Conservation Practice Standards and Specifications

Explanation of Changes.

Section IV: Conservation Practice Standards and Specifications:

Clearing and Snagging (Code 326) – The changes were made to provide better clarity and include the use of active voice and the removal of all occurrences of the word “shall.” The References section remains unchanged; however, one of the references, 210-NEH, Part 654, “Stream Restoration Design,” now appears in the “Considerations” section, where it specifically identifies Technical Supplement 14E of this reference for use in determining the forces acting on woody debris and the necessary anchoring.

 

Contour Orchard and Other Perennial Crops (Code 331) – Removed wind erosion as one of the purposes and the technology addresses only sheet and rill erosion from water. Provided edits to the purposes to align with the NRCS list of natural resource concerns. Added the criteria for additional temporary erosion control measures on sites that are disturbed. Reduced the allowable contour row grade from 10% to 4%. Added criteria for inward sloping benches to improve sediment trapping on the slopes. Added minor edits throughout the standard to improve clarity.

 

Cross Wind Ridges (Code 588) –Revised the definition to ridges formed by tillage, planting or other operations and aligned perpendicular to prevailing wind direction during critical wind erosion periods and revised the purp