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Cost Share Programs - Agricultural Cost Share Program (ACSP)


Streambank and Shoreline Protection


Streambank and Shoreline Protection mean the use of vegetation to stabilize and protect banks of streams, lakes, estuaries, or excavated channels against scour and erosion.  This practice should be used to prevent the loss of land or damage to utilities, roads, buildings, or other facilities adjacent to the banks, to maintain the capacity of the channel, to control channel meander that would adversely affect downstream facilities, to reduce sediment load causing downstream damages and pollution, or to improve the stream for recreation or fish and wildlife habitat.


Maintenance Period 10 years
BMP Units Lin Ft
Required Effects
  • Acres affected - (treated area and buffer)
  • Soil saved - (Estimates of streambank/shoreline erosion in tons/yr. may be substituted for soil loss calculations)
JAA/NRCS Standards
  • ENG – 580 – Streambank and Shoreline Protection
  • ENG – 584 – Channel Stabilization
  • ECS – 612 – Tree/Shrub Establishment - (supporting practice)
  • ECS – 382 – Fence - (supporting practice)
  • ECS – 342 – Critical Area Planting - (supporting practice)
  • ECS – 472 – Use Exclusion - (supporting practice)
  • ECS – 393 – Filter Strip - (supporting practice)
  • ENG – 578 – Stream Crossing - (supporting practice)
  • NRCS Engineering Field Handbook Chapter 16
Cost Information
  • Average cost (75% or 90%)
CS2 Reference Materials
  • NC-ACSP 11 Signature Page
  • Map with BMP location, fields and roads
Additional Spot-check Requirements None

ACSP Policy Summary

Design Standards


NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Vernon Cox, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27603
Phone: 919.707.3770

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