BEST PLANTS, BEST PRACTICES

A guide to conservation planting in Napa County

Descriptions of Conservation Practices from NRCS California

322 - Channel Vegetation

      Berms and Side Slopes
      Waterline Stabilization

327 - Conservation Cover

      Permanent Cover, orchards and vinyards
      Upland Wildland
      Riparian
      Wetlands
      Pollinator

340 - Cover Crop

      Other
      Pollinator

342 - Critical Area Planting

      Cuts, Fills, & Disturbed Areas (Herbaceous Ground Cover)
      Cuts, Fills, & Disturbed Areas (Woody Shrubs under 2 ft)
      Cuts, Fills, & Disturbed Areas (Woody Shrubs from 2-10 ft)
      Waterline Stabilization - Ponds, Small Streams

386 - Field Border

      Other
      Pollinator

390 - Riparian Herbaceous Cover

391 - Riparian Forest Buffer

393 - Filter Strip

395 - Stream Habitat Improvement and Management

412 - Grassed Waterway

422 - Hedgerow Planting

      Insectary
      Other
      Pollinator

512 - Pasture and Hay (Forage and Biomass) Planting

      Pasture
      Hay

550 - Range Planting

580 - Streambank & Shoreline Protection

612 - Tree/Shrub Establishment

      Upland Wildlife Habitat (327, 422, 643, 645)
      Wetland Wildlife Habitat (327, 644, 657, 658, 659)
      Riparian Habitat (322, 327, 391, 395, 580)
      Erosion Control (327, 342, 380, 562, 580)
      Water Quality (327, 342, 580)
      Aesthetics (422, 562)

643 - Restoration & Mgt of Rare & Declining Habitats

      Grasses
      Grass-like
      Forbs
      Shrubs
      Trees
      Pollinator

645 - Upland Wildlife Habitat Management

      Nesting Cover
      Food Plants
      Woody Cover
      Roadside Cover

647 - Early Successional Habitat Development/Mgt

657 - Wetlands

      Nesting Cover/Wetland associated uplands
      Cover - Woody Riparian Species
      Food Plants - Primarily Waterfowl
      Wetland emergents/aquatics
      Pollinator
(As presented here, 657 includes these other practices: )