Soil & Water Conservation Program

Overview of the 7th Call
Agricultural Nonpoint Source Special Area Land Treatment Projects
(AgNPS SALT)

Soil and Water Conservation Program, Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Barton County SWCD: Little North Fork Spring River

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Reduce erosion on 810 acres using the DSL-4 Terraces, DSL-44 Terrace Systems with Tile, and DSL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment.
  2. Reduce gully erosion on 86 critical areas by treating them with DWP-3 Sod Waterway, DSL-11 Permanent Vegetative Cover-Critical Area, and DWC-1 Water Impoundment Reservoirs.
  3. Implement 1,255 acres of pasture management by using the DSP-3 Planned Grazing System, DSP-33 Planned Grazing System with Pond, DSP-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement, mDSP-2 Modified Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement, and C050 Alternative Watering System.
  4. Offer resource management practices on 8,300 acres by utilizing the practices of DSL-15 No-Till Systems, N590 Nutrient Management, N595 Pest Management, and N633 Waste Utilization.
  5. Implement 145 acres of buffers through the N386 Field Border, N393 Filter Strip, and N391 Riparian Forest Buffer practices.
  6. Protect 80 acres of woodland by using the DFR-5 Woodland Protection through Livestock Exclusion, DFR-4 Forest Plantation, and N472 Use Exclusion practices.
  7. Protect 500 feet of streambanks by using the C650 Streambank Stabilization practice.
  8. Address 1,050 acres of water resource management by utilizing the N442 Sprinkler Irrigation System practice.
  9. Protect groundwater through the decommissioning of six wells through the N351 Well Decommissioning practice.
  10. Hold 51 information and education activities, such as tours, demonstrations, workshops, and newsletters and news articles.

Project support includes: Natural Resources Conservation Service, Missouri Department of Natural Resources 319 Program, Jasper County Soil and Water Conservation District, Missouri Department of Conservation, University of Missouri Extension, Southwest Missouri Resource and Conservation Development, Medoc Valley Fertilizer Company and Barton County Commission.

Bates County SWCD: Lower Marais des Cygnes

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Implement 358 acres of buffers using various practices including the N386 Field Borders, N393 Filter Strips, C050 Alternative Watering Systems, N391 Riparian Forest Buffer and N472 Use Exclusion.
  2. Reduce sheet and rill erosion on 263 acres using DSL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment, DSL-4 Terraces, DSL-44 Terraces with Tile and DSL-5 Diversions.
  3. Hold 45 activities to promote public awareness in the watershed.
  4. Encourage producers to improve crop management on 6,600 acres using the N590 Nutrient Management, N595 Pest Management and DSL-15 No-till Systems.
  5. Prevent excessive gully erosion by constructing 26 structures using the DWC-1 Water Impoundment Reservoir and DWP-1 Sediment Retention and Water Control Structure.
  6. Address erosion concerns on 21 acres considered critical areas using DSL-11 Critical Area Treatment and DWP-3 Sod Waterways.
  7. Implement pasture management on 1,845 acres using the DSP-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement and the DSP-3 Planned Grazing System.
  8. Protect groundwater by decommissioning 16 wells using the N351 Well Decommissioning and developing two springs through the N574 Spring Development practice.
  9. Protect 70 acres of woodland through the DFR-5 Woodland Protection Through Livestock Exclusion practice.
  10. Construct one Waste Management System to address animal waste concerns.

Project support includes: Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, Missouri Department of Natural Resources 319 Program, Resource Conservation and Development, Bates County Soil and Water Conservation District, Missouri Department of Conservation, University of Missouri Extension, Bates County Commission and Quails Unlimited.

Caldwell County SWCD: Shoal Creek

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Reduce erosion on 4,060 acres using the DSL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment, DSL-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Improvement, DSL-04 Terrace Systems, and DSL-5 Diversion practices.
  2. Reduce gully erosion on 121 acres of critical areas by treating them with DWP-3 Sod Waterway, DSL-11 Permanent Vegetative Cover-Critical Areas, DWC-1 Water Impoundment Reservoirs, and DWP-1 Sediment Retention Control Structures.
  3. Implement 1,400 acres of pasture management by using the DSP-3 Planned Grazing System, DSP-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement, mDSP-2 Modified Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement.
  4. Offer resource management practices on 7,000 acres by utilizing the practices of DSL-15 No-Till Systems, N590 Nutrient Management, and N595 Pest Management.
  5. Protect 280 acres of critical areas through the N386 Field Border, N393 Filter Strip, N585 Contour Stripcropping, and N332 Contour Buffer Strips.
  6. Protect 1,350 acres of woodland by using the DFR-5 Woodland Protection through Livestock Exclusion practice.
  7. Improve groundwater by implementing five N574 Spring Development and 20 N351 Well Decommissioning practices.
  8. Protect 103 acres of critical areas by utilizing C050 Alternative Watering, N391 Riparian Forest Buffer, and N472 Use Exclusion practices.
  9. Hold 36 information and education activities such as field days, meeting, and newsletters.

Project support includes: Natural Resources Conservation Service and Missouri Department of Conservation.

Carroll County SWCD: Big Creek

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Reduce erosion on 1,408 acres of cropland using the DSL-4 Terraces, DSL-44 Terrace Systems with Tile and the DSL-5 Diversion practices.
  2. Install 1,290 acres of buffers by implementing N332 Contour Buffer Strips, N585 Contour Stripcropping, N393 Filter Strips, N386 Field Borders, C050 Alternative Watering, N472 Use Exclusion practices and N391 Riparian Forest Buffer practices.
  3. Address gully erosion by constructing Water Impoundment Reservoir (DWC-1) on 20 different sites and Sod Waterways (DWP-13) on 30 acres.
  4. Implement pasture management on 1,500 acres using the DSP-33 Planned Grazing System.
  5. Protect groundwater through the decommissioning of 25 wells and the development of 10 springs.
  6. Reduce nutrient and pesticide runoff and increase no-till on 4,000 acres by encouraging proper farm management techniques using N590 Nutrient Management, N595 Pest Management practices and the DSL-15 No-Till practice.
  7. Protect 20 acres of woodland using the N472 Use Exclusion.
  8. Protect 400 feet of streambank using the C650 Streambank Stabilization.

Project support includes: Natural Resources Conservation Service, Carroll County Commission, and Missouri Department of Conservation. The district also applied for a Federal 319 grant in January 2005.

Dallas County SWCD: Greasy Creek

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Improve pasture and hayland management on 4,000 acres using DSP-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement, mDSP2 Modified Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement and DSP-3, 33,and 333 Planned Grazing Systems.
  2. Increase vegetative cover to reduce erosion on 1,200 acres using DSL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment and DSL- Permanent Vegetative Cover Improvement.
  3. Protect riparian corridor on 300 acres using N391 Riparian Forest Buffer, N472 Use Exclusion and C050 Alternative Watering System.
  4. Stabilize 1,000 feet of streambanks using the C650 Streambank Stabilization practice.
  5. Reduce excessive amounts of nutrients entering the stream by using the N634 Manure Transfer on 10,000 cubic yards, N590 Nutrient Management and N633 Waste Utilization on 4,000 acres, one N317 Composting Facility and three N312 Waste Management Systems.
  6. Protect woodlands on 150 acres using the DFR-5 Woodland Protection Through Livestock Exclusion.
  7. Protect groundwater by plugging 10 abandoned wells using the N351 Well Decommissioning practice and developing 10 springs using N574 Spring Development.
  8. Promote landowner awareness and action to implement Best Management Practices through 69 different information and education activities.

Project support includes: Natural Resources Conservation Service, Webster County Soil and Water Conservation District, Missouri Department of Conservation, and University of Missouri Extension.

Grundy County SWCD: Hickory Creek

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Reduce sheet and rill erosion 1,105 acres of crop and pastureland by installing terraces and diversions.
  2. Reduce gully erosion by installing 10 DWC-1 Water Impoundment Reservoirs, 10 DWP-1 Sediment basins, five acres of DWP-3 Sod Waterways and 10 acres of DSL-11 Permanent Vegetative Cover-Critical areas.
  3. Improve and maintain grassland health on 550 acres by installing planned grazing systems, pasture and hayland plantings, and use exclusions.
  4. Reduce nutrient and pesticide runoff on 960 acres by applying nutrient management and pest management plans, such as residue management and crop rotation.
  5. Improve groundwater by filling five abandoned wells and developing two springs.
  6. Install 60 acres of buffers through N391 Riparian Forest Buffers and N393 Filter Strips.

Project support includes: Missouri Department of Natural Resources 319 Program, Farm Service Agency, and Missouri Department of Conservation.

Maries County SWCD: Little Maries River

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Hold 63 activities to promote public awareness in the watershed.
  2. Provide 90 acres of stream exclusion and protection using the N391 Riparian Forest Buffer, N472 Use Exclusion and C050 Alternative Watering Systems.
  3. Improve forage quality and pasture management on 3,580 acres. The practices that will be used to accomplish this objective include the DSL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment, DSL-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Improvement and the DSP-3 Planned Grazing Systems.
  4. Provide 10 acres of buffers on cropland using the N386 Field Border and N393 Filter Strip practices.
  5. 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.
  6. Provide direct groundwater protection at 15 sites using various practices, such as the N574 Spring Development and the N351 Well Decommissioning.
  7. Prevent gully erosion by constructing 12 DWC-1 Water Impoundment Reservoirs.
  8. Provide stabilization of 1,500 feet of eroding streambanks using the C650 Streambank Stabilization practice.
  9. Protect 800 acres of woodland using the DFR-5 Woodland Protection Through Livestock Exclusion.
  10. Prevent erosion on nine sites considered critical areas through the use of the DSL-11 Critical Area Treatment practice.

Project support includes: Missouri Department of Natural Resources 319 Program, Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, Maries County Soil and Water Conservation District, University of Missouri Extension and Maries County Commission.

McDonald County SWCD: Indian Creek

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Implement various land management practices including nutrient management, waste utilization and pest management on 2,600 acres to encourage proper application of nutrients and pesticides.
  2. Construct 15 animal waste treatment facilities using a combination of two practices, N317 Composting Facility and N312 Waste Management Systems. These systems will help address animal waste concerns related to poultry production within the watershed.
  3. Encourage producers to take part in the Waste Transport Objective. Transport 4,000 cubic yards of animal waste from areas of high nutrient concentrations to areas of low nutrient concentrations using the manure transfer practice.
  4. Reduce sheet and rill erosion on 200 acres using the DSL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment and the DSL-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Improvement.
  5. Decommission 10 wells to protect the quality of groundwater.
  6. Implement pasture management on 3,000 acres using the DSP-3 Planned Grazing System and the DSP-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement.
  7. Protect 300 acres of woodland using the DFR-5 Woodland Protection Through Livestock Exclusion and the N472 Use Exclusion.
  8. Provide 57 acres of stream protection through the use of alternative watering systems and riparian forest buffers.
  9. Hold 20 activities to promote public awareness in the watershed.

Project support includes: Missouri Department of Natural Resources 319 Program, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Resource and Conservation Development, Farm Service Agency, McDonald County Soil and Water Conservation District, Missouri Department of Conservation, McDonald County Commission and Extension Council, Elk River Watershed Improvement Association, Farm Bureau and Crowder College.

Mercer County SWCD: Muddy Creek

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Reduce sheet and rill erosion on 1,700 acres of pasture and cropland by implementing DSL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment, DSL-4 and 44 Terrace Systems, and DSL-5 Diversions.
  2. Reduce gully erosion by installing DWC-1 Water Impoundment Reservoirs, DWP-1 Sediment Retention, erosion and/or water control structures, and DWP-3 Sod Waterways.
  3. Improve and maintain grassland health on 1,200 acres by implementing DSP-3 Planned Grazing Systems.
  4. Reduce nutrient and pesticide runoff on 3,170 acres by encouraging proper farm management techniques using N590 Nutrient Management, N595 Pest Management, N633 Waste Utilization and DSL-15 No-Till.
  5. Protect groundwater by decommissioning 30 wells and developing five springs.
  6. Protect riparian and woodland areas from damage by livestock on 50 acres by using N472 Use Exclusion and DFR-5 Woodland Protection through Livestock Exclusion.
  7. Preserve, protect and improve streambanks by installing N391 Riparian Forest Buffers and N393 Filter Strips.

Project Support Includes: Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, and University of Missouri Extension.

Montgomery County SWCD: Bear and

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Implement pasture management on 2,193 acres using the DSP-33 Planned Grazing System, DSP-2 Vegetative Cover Enhancement, and N472 Use Exclusion practices.
  2. Reduce sheet and rill erosion on 1,685 acres using the DSL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment, DSL-4 Terraces and DSL-5 Diversions practices.
  3. Address streams and other sensitive areas using 450 acres of buffers. These practices include N393 Filter Strips, N386 Field Border, N391 Riparian Forest Buffers and C050 Alternative Watering Systems.
  4. Reduce nutrient and pesticide runoff and increase no-till on 6,840 acres by encouraging proper farm management techniques using N590 Nutrient Management, N595 Pest Management practices and the DSL-15 No-Till practice.
  5. Address 51 critical area sites by using DWP-1 Sediment Retention, Erosion or Water Control Structures and DWC-1 Water Impoundment Reservoirs, DWP-3 Sod Waterways and DSL-11 Permanent Vegetative Cover Critical Area practices.
  6. Protect groundwater through the decommissioning of 22 wells and the development of two springs.
  7. Develop two waste management systems through the N312 Waste Management System and N317 Composting Facility practices, and encourage producers to take part in the Waste Transport Objective to transport 7,500 cubic yards of animal waste nutrients from areas of high nutrient concentrated areas to areas of low nutrient concentrations using the manure transfer practice.
  8. Protect 2,640 feet of streambank by using the C650 Streambank Stabilization practice.
  9. Hold 46 information and education activities such as tours, field days and workshops. Newsletters will be sent to operators in the watershed every quarter.

Project support includes: Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, Missouri Department of Conservation, University of Missouri Extension, Missouri Department of Natural Resources Division of Geology and Land Survey, Quail Unlimited, and Service and Supply Coop.

St. Francois County SWCD: Upper Big River

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Implement pasture management on 2,600 acres using the DSP-33 Planned Grazing System, DSP-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement and DSL-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Improvement.
  2. Address 290 acres of critical areas by treating them with N472 Use Exclusion and DSL-11 Permanent Vegetative Cover-Critical Area practices.
  3. Address gully erosion on five different sites using DWC-1 Water Impoundment Reservoirs.
  4. Address 855 acres of stream buffers and other sensitive areas by using the N391 Riparian Forest Buffers and C050 Alternative Watering Systems practices.
  5. Protect spring water runoff by developing 60 springs into livestock watering and/or diverting runoff to a safe outlet.
  6. Protect 2,535 acres of woodland by using the DFR-5 Woodland Protection Through Livestock Exclusion practice.
  7. Hold 31 information and education activities, such as tours, field days, news releases, town hall meetings, and photographic journals.

Project support includes: Natural Resources Conservation Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, University of Missouri Extension, Missouri Department of Natural Resources Missouri Geological Survey, Doe Run Company and the St. Francois County Commission. The district has also been approved for a Federal 319 grant.

Scott County SWCD: Ramsey Creek

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Reduce erosion on 600 acres using the DSL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment and DSL-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Improvement.
  2. Reduce gully erosion on 45 critical areas by treating them with DWP-3 Sod Waterway, DWC-1 Water Impoundment Reservoirs, DWP-1 Sediment Retention Control Structure, and DSL-5 Diversions.
  3. Implement 500 acres of pasture management by using the DSP-3 Planned Grazing System.
  4. Offer resource management practices on 7,100 acres by utilizing the practices of DSL-15 No-Till Systems, N590 Nutrient Management, N595 Pest Management, and N633 Waste Utilization.
  5. Protect 365 acres of critical areas through the N386 Field Border, N393 Filter Strip, N391 Riparian Forest Buffer, N472 Use Exclusion, and MDC Field Border and Filter Strip practices.
  6. Protect 10 acres of woodland by using the DFR-5 Woodland Protection Through Livestock Exclusion practice.
  7. Protect 1,500 feet of streambanks by using the C650 Streambank Stabilization practice.
  8. Address five springs as water sources by utilizing the N574 Spring Development practice.
  9. Hold 42 information and education activities, such as tours, workshops, newsletters, and stream team monitoring.

Project support includes: Natural Resources Conservation Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, University of Missouri Extension, Southeast Missouri Resource and Conservation Development, Southeast Missouri State University Center for Environmental Water Sampling and Analysis, Scott City, and the Scott County Commission.

Stoddard County SWCD: Dexter Creek

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Reduce gully erosion on 39 critical areas by treating them with DWC-1 Water Impoundment Reservoirs and DWP-1 Sediment Retention Control Structures.
  2. Offer resource management practices on 16,800 acres by utilizing the practices of N590 Nutrient Management, N595 Pest Management, and N449 Irrigation Water Management.
  3. Protect 55 acres of critical areas through the N386 Field Border and N393 Filter Strip practices.
  4. Protect the groundwater by decommissioning 20 wells through the N351 Well Decommissioning practice.
  5. Address water resource management on 4,520 acres by utilizing the practices of N442 Sprinkler Irrigation System, N443 Surface and Subsurface Irrigation Systems, N441 Irrigation System, and microirrigation (EQIP).
  6. Address 4,480 acres of irrigated land through the practices of N430 Irrigation Water Conveyance and N587 Structure for Water Control.
  7. Hold 21 information and education activities such as field days, workshops, newsletters, brochures, a website, and providing media information.

Project support includes: Natural Resources Conservation Service and Dexter Chamber of Commerce.

Vernon County SWCD: Osage Plains

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Reduce erosion on 2,483 acres using the DSL-4 Terraces, DSL-44 Terrace Systems with Tile, and DSL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment practices.
  2. Offer resource management practices on 6,080 acres by utilizing the practices of DSL-15 No-Till Systems, N590 Nutrient Management, N595 Pest Management, and N633 Waste Utilization.
  3. Implement 2,163 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, DSP-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement, and mDSP-2 Modified Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement.
  4. Reduce gully erosion on 75 acres by using the DWC-1 Water Impoundment Reservoir and DWP-3 Sod Waterway practices.
  5. Protect 650 feet of streambanks by using the C650 Steambank Stabilization practice.
  6. Protect 150 acres of riparian areas through the Conservation Reserve Program practices of CP-22 Riparian Forest Buffer and CP-21 Filter Strip.
  7. Develop two waste management systems through the N317 Composting Facility.
  8. Hold 18 information and education activities such as workshops, meetings, and informational letters.

Project support includes: Natural Resources Conservation Service, Osage Valley Resource and Conservation Development, Missouri Department of Conservation, and Vernon County Commission.

Wright County SWCD: Woods Fork

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. Reduce erosion on 2,000 acres using the DSL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment and DSL-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Improvement.
  2. Implement 3,490 acres of pasture management by using the DSP-3 Planned Grazing System, DSP-2 Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement, and mDSP-2 Modified Permanent Vegetative Cover Enhancement practices.
  3. Offer resource management practices on 1,700 acres by utilizing the practices of N590 Nutrient Management and N595 Pest Management.
  4. Protect 1,148 acres of critical areas through the N391 Riparian Forest Buffer, N472 Use Exclusion, C050 Alternative Watering System, and riparian forest buffer practices.
  5. Protect 1,000 acres of woodland by using the DFR-5 Woodland Protection through Livestock Exclusion practice.
  6. Protect 500 feet of streambanks by using the C650 Streambank Stabilization practice.
  7. Improve groundwater by utilizing the N351 Well Decommissioning and N574 Spring Development practices.
  8. Address waste management by installing eight N312 Waste Management Systems.
  9. Complete 669 information and education activities, such as grazing schools, workshops, soil tests, manure tests, newsletters, and newspaper articles.

Project support includes: Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Missouri Department of Natural Resources 319 Program, Farm Service Agency, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, Webster County Soil and Water Conservation District, University of Missouri Extension, Mansfield Mirror, Hartville High School, and Wright County

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