Soil Conservation plans, sometimes known as Agricultural Erosion & Sedimentation Plans, focus on minimizing the risk for soil and nutrient loss from your farm. These plans are a required element of a Act 38 Nutrient Management Plan and CAFO Permit, and are also required for land preservation programs.
All farms performing soil disturbing operations (including no-till) or have animal concentrated areas should have a Conservation Plan documenting current practices in place on their farm. In addition to being a regulatory document, these plans are a good way for farms to assess their environmental liability & plan for the future.
Rosetree Consulting has certified conservation planners on staff that can help you develop conservation plans for your farms. Our planners perform a site visit to look over the farm, discuss the current rotation and tillage practices and talk about any conservation issues you have on the farm. We then develop a draft plan, providing options to address any environmental issues identified during the planning process. After a review meeting to discuss the plan & make final decisions on BMP implementation, the plan is finalized.