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 Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), new areas of interest are being explored.

Locate NRCS Standards:

To find the complete list of Wisconsin NRCS standards, visit the webpage for the Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG). Click on Wisconsin, and on the next webpage select Section IV, then Old Section IV in the left column.  The technical standards are posted alphabetically under Conservation Practices. At the top of the left column is a Document Search feature where you can search for standards by keyword 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.