Soil & Water Conservation Program

Overview of the 6th Call
Agricultural Nonpoint Source Special Area Land Treatment Projects
(AgNPS SALT)

Soil and Water Conservation Program, Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Barry County SWCD: Flat Creek

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Hold 162 activities to promote public awareness in the watershed.
  2. Promote soil sampling and animal waste testing by providing funding for 700 soil samples and 255 animal waste tests.
  3. Construct 30 Waste Management structures. This objective will be accomplished using N317 Composting Facility and N312 Waste Management Systems. In addition, this objective will include 40 written Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans for animal waste systems in the watershed.
  4. Implement 1,600 acres of Nutrient Management through the use of the N590 Nutrient Management and the N633 Waste Utilization to encourage operators to use proper procedures applying nutrients.
  5. Encourage producers to take part in the Waste Transport objective to transport 19,000 cubic yards of animal waste nutrients from areas of high nutrient concentrated areas to areas of low nutrient concentrations using the Manure Transfer practice.
  6. Implement pasture management on 3,825 acres using the DSP-33/333 Planned Grazing System and Planned Grazing System with Well, DSP-2 and MDSP-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement.
  7. Reduce sheet and rill erosion on 140 acres using the DSL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment and DSL-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Improvement.
  8. Protect 500 acres of woodland using the N472 Use Exclusion.
  9. Provide Riparian Corridor Management on 129 acres using the N391 Riparian Forest Buffer.
  10. Decommission 20 wells to protect ground water quality.

Project support includes: DNR 319 Program, DNR Solid Waste, NRCS, RCandD, Barry County SWCD, MDC, FSA, Barry County Commission and City of Cassville.

Chariton County SWCD: Mussel Fork

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Reduce nutrient and pesticide runoff on 4,710 acres by encouraging proper farm management techniques using N590 Nutrient Management, N595 Pest Management, DSL-15 No-Till System and N633 Waste Utilization.
  2. Treat 980 acres of pasture and hayland using DSP-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement, DSP-3 Planned Grazing System, DSP-33 Planned Grazing System with Pond.
  3. Address gully erosion on 50 different sites using DWC-1 Water Impoundment Reservoir and DWP-1 Sediment Retention.
  4. Reduce sheet and rill erosion on 735 acres using DSL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment,DSL-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Improvement , DSL-4 Terrace System, DSL-44 Terrace System with Tile and DSL-5 Diversions.
  5. Address stream and other sensitive areas using 610 acres of buffers. These practices include N393 Filter Strips, N386 Field Border and N391 Riparian Forest Buffers.
  6. Protect 1,500 feet of streambank using the C650 Streambank Stabilization.
  7. Decommission six wells to protect ground water quality.
  8. Hold 52 activities to promote public awareness in the watershed.

Project Support includes NRCS,DNR,MDC,FSA and USFW.

Cooper County SWCD: Upper Moniteau Creek

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Reduce erosion on 1,015 acres using the DSL-4 Terraces, DSL-44 Terrace Systems with Tile, DSL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment, and DSL-5 Diversion practices.
  2. Address 30 acres of sensitive areas by implementing N332 Contour Buffer Strips, N585 Contour Stripcropping, and N386 Field Borders.
  3. Reduce gully erosion on 15 acres by using DWP-1 Sediment Retention, Erosion or Water Control Structures and DWC-1 Water Impoundment Reservoirs.
  4. Address 70 acres of critical areas by treating them with DWP-3 Sod Waterways and DSL-11 Permanent Vegetative Cover-Critical Area practices.
  5. Offer resource management practices on 6,500 acres by utilizing the practices of DSL-15 No-Till Systems, N590 Nutrient Management, N595 Pest Management, and N633 Waste Utilization.
  6. Implement 2,350 acres of pasture management by using the DSP-3 Planned Grazing System, DSP-33 Planned Grazing System with Pond, DSP-333 Planned Grazing System with Well, DSL-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Improvement, DSP-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement, and Prescribed Grazing (through GRP).
  7. Protect 220 acres of woodland by using the DFR-5 Woodland Protection through Livestock Exclusion, Forest Plantation (FLEP), and Forest Stand Improvement (FLEP).
  8. Protect 273 acres of riparian areas through the N393 Filter Strip, N391 Riparian Forest Buffer, C050 Alternative Watering System, and the N472 Use Exclusion practices.
  9. Protect 12,000 feet of streambanks by using the C650 Steambank Stabilization practice.
  10. Develop two waste management systems through the N312 Waste Management System and N317 Composting Facility.
  11. Protect groundwater through the decommissioning of 12 wells (N351) and the development of 3 springs (N574).
  12. Hold 46 information and education activities such as tours or demonstrations, workshops, and sending out newsletters.

Project support includes: NRCS, US Fish and Wildlife, Moniteau SWCD, MDC, University Outreach and Extension, DNR Geologic Survey and Resource Assessment Division, Quails Unlimited, and the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Dekalb County SWCD: Little Third Fork
Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Reduce sediment moving from cropland by treating 2,000 acres with terraces, 50 acres of waterways, 115 acres of field borders and buffers, 1,000 acres of no-till and 30 structures, while providing producers with technical and cost-share assistance in adapting better best management practices.
  2. Reduce nutrient and pesticide loading in the streams and groundwater by reducing the excess amount of fertilizers applied and reducing the amount of pesticides applied on 4,000 acres.
  3. Increase the amount of prescribed grazing by converting 1,000 acres from open range to intensive grazing systems and restore vegetative cover on 800 acres of overgrazed and damaged pastures.
  4. Educate landowners and operators in the watershed on conservation practices available as well as create overall conservation plans for their farm.

Project Support includes: Clinton County SWCD, Buchanan County SWCD, Gentry County SWCD, Missouri Department of Conservation, Maysville High School Stream Team, NRCS and FSA.

Hickory County SWCD: Lower Pomme De Terre

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Address streams and other sensitive areas using 520 acres of buffers. These practices include N391 Riparian Forest Buffer and N386 Field Border.
  2. Exclude livestock from 2,100 acres of woodlands by using DFR-5 Woodland Protection and N472 Use Exclusion.
  3. Address gully erosion on 10 different sites by installing DWC-1 Water Impoundment Reservoirs.
  4. Treat 1,600 acres of pasture and hayland using DSP-2 and MDSP-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement and Modified Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement and DSP-3 Planned Grazing System.
  5. Protect 1,500 feet of streambank using C650 Streambank Stabilization.
  6. Reduce pesticide runoff on 250 acres using N595 Pest Management.
  7. Reduce soil erosion on 4,400 pasture acres using DSL-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Improvement and DSL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment.
  8. Protect ground water by developing 10 springs using N574 Spring Development and decommission 15 wells using N351 Well Decommissioning.
  9. Hold 57 various information and education activities through the life of the project.

Project support includes: NRCS, FSA, DNR and MDC.

Howard County SWCD: Little Chariton River

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Reduce sheet and rill erosion on 340 acres using terrace systems (DSL-4and DSL-44), DSL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment and DSL-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Improvement.
  2. Reduce gully erosion by implementing 110 sites of various erosion control practices. These practices include DWC-1 Water Impoundment Reservoir and DWP-1 Sediment Retention Structures.
  3. Offer crop management practices such as N590 Nutrient Management, N595 Pest Management and DSL-15 No-Till System on 2,440 acres.
  4. Implement 700 acres of pasture management to reduce sediment and other problems associated with grazing livestock. These practices will include DSP-3 Planned Grazing System and DSP-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement.
  5. Install 570 acres of buffers to serve as filters along streams and other sensitive areas. The practices used will be N332 Contour Buffer Strips, N386 Field Border, N393 Filter Strips, N391 Riparian Forest Buffer and N472 Use Exclusion.
  6. Address animal waste issues by installing one Waste Management System N312 and 200 acres of N633 Waste Utilization.
  7. Protect groundwater by developing four springs using N574 Spring Development and decommission four wells using N351 Well Decommissioning.
  8. Protect 1,500 feet of streambank using C650 Streambank Stabilization.
  9. Hold 33 various information and education activities through the life of the project.

Project support includes: NRCS, FSA, Howard County SWCD, MDC, UMC Outreach, MFA, Howard County Veterinary Service, Ferguson Seed Farms and Hand M Trenching.

Miller County SWCD: Upper Tavern Creek

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Treat 500 acres of pasture and hayland using the DSP-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement, DSP-3 Planned Grazing System, DSP-33 Planned Grazing System with Pond, and DSP-333 Planned Grazing System with well.
  2. Protect 135 acres of riparian corridor using the N391 Riparian Forest Buffer, N393 Filter Strips, and the C050 Alternative Watering Source.
  3. Protect 3,000 acres of woodlands through implementing the DFR-5 Woodland Protection through Livestock Exclusion and N472 Use Exclusion practices.
  4. Construct 15 waste management systems using the N317 Composting Facility and N312 Waste Management System.
  5. Reduce nutrient runoff on 7,000 acres by utilizing the N633 Waste Utilization and N590 Nutrient Management practices.
  6. Provide assistance to transport 42,290 cubic yards of animal waste from excessive production areas to apply to agricultural land following comprehensive nutrient management criteria by using the N634 Manure Transfer practice.
  7. Protect groundwater quality by using the N574 Spring Development and N351 Well Decommissioning practices.
  8. Install 2,000 feet of the C650 Streambank Stabilization practices for streambank protection.
  9. Establish and improve 250 acres of grassland by implementing the DSL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment and DSL-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Improvement practices.
  10. Hold 451 various information and education activities throughout the life of the project including field days and tours, school presentations, newsletters, annual meetings, grazing schools, soil and manure testing, and stream team monitoring.

Project support includes: NRCS, US Fish and Wildlife, University Outreach and Extension, MDC, Cargill Swine, Cargill Poultry, and Miller County Commission.

Moniteau County SWCD: Lower Moniteau Creek

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Inform and educate landowners about Best Management Practices through demonstrations, tours, farm visits and one-on-one contacts while using cost-share and technical assistance to help landowners apply conservation practices in the watershed.
  2. Restore 19 miles of riparian buffers and stabilize two miles of streambank by protecting 115 acres of riparian area while protecting an additional 60 acres with field borders and filter strips.
  3. Provide erosion control on cropland by constructing terraces on 55 acres, diversions on 30 acres, sod waterways on two acres and establish permanent vegetative cover on 50 acres of critical areas.
  4. Prevent gully erosion by constructing 66 sediment, erosion and water control structures.
  5. Establish, improve or enhance vegetative cover on 1,300 acres of grassland and demonstrate an economic benefit to landowners by implementing 5,000 acres of planned grazing systems.
  6. Stop nutrient, pesticide and animal waste from contaminating the water resources by providing an incentive to landowners for proper nutrient, pest and waste management on 3,800 acres, and constructing two composting facilities and four waste management systems.
  7. Protect ground water from pesticides, nutrients, and other contaminants by decommissioning 20 wells and protect eight sinkholes and 14 springs.
  8. Maintain and develop forest plantation on 50 acres, exclude livestock from 300 acres of woodland and sensitive areas.

Project Support includes: Cooper County SWCD, Cole County SWCD, Missouri Department of Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University Outreach and Extension, Mo. Geological Survey, Moreau Valley Quails Unlimited, National Turkey Foundation, Cargill Inc, NRCS and FSA.

Pettis County SWCD: Muddy Creek

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Treat 2,113 acres of pasture and hayland using the DSL-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Improvement, DSP-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement, DSP-3 Planned Grazing System, DSP-33 Planned Grazing System with Pond, and DSP-333 Planned Grazing System with well.
  2. Protect groundwater quality using 260 acres of buffering practices such as the N386 Field Borders, N393 Filter Strips, and the N391 Riparian Forest Buffers.
  3. Reduce nutrient and pesticide runoff on 5,950 acres by encouraging proper farm management techniques using the N590 Nutrient Management, N595 Pest Management, N633 Waste Utilization, and the DSL-15 No-Till Systems.
  4. Construct 2,116 acres of erosion control practices to minimize soil erosion including the DSL-4 Terrace Systems, DSL-44 Terrace Systems with Tile, and the DSL-5 Diversion practices.
  5. Treat 152 acres of critical areas through the DSL-11 Permanent Vegetative Cover and DWP-3 Sod Waterway practices.
  6. Exclude livestock from 68 acres of woodlands and riparian areas through implementing the N472 Use Exclusion practice.
  7. Protect water quality by developing two springs using the N574 Spring Development practice and decommissioning five wells using the N351 Well Decommissioning practice.
  8. Treat 144 acres of woodland by implementing the DFR-4 Forest Plantation and DFR-5 Woodland Protection through Livestock Exclusion practices.
  9. Address gully erosion on 10 sites by installing DWP-1 Sediment Retention, Erosion or Water Control Structures and DWC-1 Water Impoundment Reservoirs.
  10. Address erosion control on 1,558 acres by implementing the DSL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment and DSL-8 Cropland Protective Cover practices.
  11. Hold 42 information and education activities throughout the life of the project including field days and tours, workshops, and newsletters.

Project support includes: NRCS, Tyson Foods, and University Outreach and Extension.

Polk County SWCD: Hominy Creek

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Implement pasture management on 6,850 acres using the Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement DSP-2 and MDSP-2 and the Planned Grazing System and Planned Grazing System with Well DSP-3 and DSP-333.
  2. Reduce sheet and rill erosion on 1,030 acres using the Permanent Vegetative Cover Critical Area DSL-11 and Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment DSL-1.
  3. Protect streams and other sensitive areas by providing 450 acres of riparian corridor protection. This goal will include the use of C050 Alternative Watering System, N472 Use Exclusion and N391 Riparian Forest Buffer.
  4. Hold 33 various information and education activities.
  5. Prevent ground water contamination on 33 sites. This goal will be accomplished by implementing the N351 Well Decommissioning, N725 Sinkhole Treatment and the N574 Spring Development.
  6. Protect 150 acres of woodland using the DFR-4 Forest Plantation and the DFR-5 Woodland Exclusion.
  7. Address animal waste concerns by constructing waste management systems. The practices that will be used are the N312 Waste Management Systems and the N317 Composting Facility.
  8. Prevent excessive gully erosion on two sites using the DWC-1 Water Impoundment Reservoir practice.
  9. Stabilize 50,000 feet of streambank using the C650 Streambank Stabilization practice.
  10. Implement 6,200 acres of Nutrient Management and Waste Utilization (N590 and N633) to encourage landowners to use proper procedures when applying commercial fertilizer and animal waste.
  11. Encourage producers to take part in the Waste Distribution objective to transport 50,000 cubic yards of animal waste nutrients from areas of high nutrient concentrated areas to areas of low nutrient concentrations using the Manure Transfer practice.

Project support includes: NRCS, FSA, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Polk County SWCD, Dallas County SWCD, MDC and University of Missouri Outreach and Extension.

Schuyler County SWCD: South Fork North

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Hold 84 activities to promote public awareness in the watershed.
  2. Protect 40 acres of woodland through Use Exclusion.
  3. Implement pasture management on 2,700 acres using the DSP-3 and 33 Planned Grazing and Planned Grazing with Pond, DSP-2 and MDSP-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement and modified Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement.
  4. Prevent excessive gully erosion by treating critical areas on 85 sites. This objective will be accomplished using the DSL-11 Permanent Vegetative Cover Critical Area, DWC-1 Water Impoundment Structures, DWP-1 Sediment Retention, Erosion or Water Control Structure.
  5. Protect ground water quality by developing seven springs using the N574 Spring Development practice.
  6. Reduce sheet and rill erosion on 4,338 using the DSL-4 and 44 Terrace System and Terrace System with Tile, DSL-5 Diversions, DSL-8 Cropland Protective Cover, DSL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment, DSL-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Improvement and DWP-3 Sod Waterways.
  7. Implement 1,100 acres of Nutrient and Pest Management to encourage landowners to use proper procedures applying nutrients and pesticides.
  8. Protect 500 feet of streambank using the C650 Streambank Stabilization.
  9. Construct two N312 Waste Management Systems to address animal waste concerns.
  10. Encourage producers to take part in the Manure Transfer objective to transport 4,000 cubic yards of animal waste nutrients from areas of high nutrient concentrated areas to areas of low nutrient concentrations using the N634 Manure Transfer practice.
  11. Implement 142 acres of buffers using the N386 Field Borders and the N393 Filter Strip.
  12. Protect 205 acres of riparian corridor by implementing the N391 Riparian Forest Buffer and the C050 Alternative Watering System.

Project support includes: NRCS, FSA, Northeast Missouri RCandD, DNR, MDC, Schuyler SWCD, Scotland SWCD and UOE.

Scotland County SWCD: North Fork/Middle

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Reduce sheet and rill erosion on 5,594 acres using a combination of practices including the DSL-4 and 44 Terrace System and Terrace System with Tile, DSL-5 Diversions, DSL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment, DSL-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Improvement, DSL-8 Cropland Protective Cover and various CRP practices.
  2. Implement pasture management on 1,110 acres using the DSP-3 Planned Grazing System, DSP-2 and MDSP-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement and modified Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement.
  3. Encourage operators to improve crop management on 2,600 acres using the N590 Nutrient Management, N633 Waste Utilization, N595 Pest Management and the DSL-15 No-till Systems.
  4. Prevent excessive gully erosion by treating critical areas on 71 sites. This objective will be accomplished using the DWC-1 Water Impoundment Reservoir, DWP-1 Sediment Retention and Water Control Structure, DWP-3 Sod Waterways and DSL-11 Permanent Vegetative Cover Critical Area.
  5. Implement 125 acres of buffers using the N393 Filter Strip and the N386 Field Border.
  6. Protect 60 acres of riparian corridor using the C050 Alternative Watering System, N472 Use Exclusion and the N391 Riparian Forest Buffer.
  7. Hold 78 activities to promote public awareness in the watershed.
  8. Construct one Waste Management System to address animal waste concerns.
  9. Protect 500 feet of streambank by implementing the C650 Streambank Stabilization practice.
  10. Decommission four wells to protect ground water quality.
  11. Encourage producer to transport 200 cubic yards of animal waste from high concentrated areas to areas of low concentration using the N634 Manure Transfer practice.

Project support includes: NRCS, FSA, Northeast Missouri RCandD, DNR, Scotland County SWCD, Schuyler County SWCD, UOE and Pheasants Forever.

Taney County SWCD: Beaver Creek

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Reduce soil erosion on 2,250 pasture acres using grassland establishment and improvement practices. These practices include DSL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment, DSL-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Improvement, DSP-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement and mDSP-2 Modified Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement.
  2. Implement 800 acres of DSP-3 Planned Grazing System to reduce sediment and other problems associated with grazing livestock.
  3. Protect 2,500 acres of woodlands using DFR-5 Woodland Protection, N472 Use Exclusion and Glade/Savanna improvements ( funded specifically through NRCS and MDC).
  4. Protect ground water quality by developing 10 springs using N574 Spring Development, protect 4 sinkholes using N725 Sinkhole Protection and decommission 10 wells using N633 Well Decommissioning.
  5. Reduce nutrient runoff on 1,000 acres by encouraging proper farm management techniques using N590 Nutrient Management.
  6. Install 2,500 feet of C650 Streambank Stabilization for streambank protection.
  7. Hold 67 various information and education activities through the life of the project.

Project Support includes: NRCS, FSA, MDC, Fish and Wildlife Service,Taney County SWCD, UMC Outreach, Beaver Creek Canoe, White River Propane Company, County Commission, Quail Unlimited, White River Basin Foundation, Peoples Bank, Taney County Times, Multi-Printing, Terry Feed, Ponderosa Ranch,Still Store, Fossil, Bank of America and Christian, Douglas and Ozark Counties.

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