Conservation Training

Filter Strip Training

February 23, 2022

9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Location: Online

Filter strips are an area of herbaceous vegetation that are designed to reduce sediment, suspended solids, nutrients, dissolved contaminants and pathogens from water before the water reaches an environmentally sensitive area such as a stream, lake, drainage ditch or sinkhole. This training will provide a comprehensive overview of the standard and hands on experience with planning and designing a filter strip.

A full day virtual training session on the filter strip standard is being offered. This session will cover:

  • Filter Strip Practice Standard details
  • GIS Watershed Tool
  • RUSLE2 calculations
  • Agronomy Technical Note #2
  • Economics
  • Seed mix calculator
  • Species characteristics – specific requirements
  • Filter Strip Implementation requirements worksheet