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					Natural Resources Conservation Service
                                              Application Ranking Summary
                                                        Wetland Habitat
Program:                              Ranking Date:                 Application Number:
Ranking Tool: Wetland Habitat                                       Applicant:
Final Ranking Score:                                                 Address:
Planner:                                                            Telephone:
Farm Location:

National Priorities Addressed
                                                 Issue Questions                                                      Responses
1. Will the treatment you intend to implement using WHIP result in the restoration of declining or important        Yes o or No o
native wildlife habitats?
2. Will the treatment you intend to implement using WHIP result in the protection, restoration, development or      Yes o or No o
enhancement of wildlife habitat for at-risk species which can include candidate species and State listed
threatened and endangered species?
3. Will the treatment you intend to implement using WHIP result in the protection, restoration, development or      Yes o or No o
enhancement of wildlife habitat for Federally listed threatened and endangered wildlife species?
4. Will the treatment you intend to implement using WHIP result in the reduction of invasive species on wildlife Yes o or No o
habitats?
5. Will the treatment you intend to implement using WHIP result in the protection, restoration, development or      Yes o or No o
enhancement of declining or important aquatic wildlife species’ habitats?

State Issues Addressed
                                                 Issue Questions                                                      Responses
1. Native sod will not be converted for tree planting, food plot(s), planting introduced grass species or a grass   Yes o or No o
monoculture?
2. Will the contract improve habitat for a Federal or state threatened, endangered, or special concern species Yes o or No o
documented on the application area since 1990? Documentation of consultation with USFWS and/or SD GF&P
is attached.
3. Will the contract improve suitable habitat within the expected range of a Federal or state listed threatened,    Yes o or No o
endangered, or special concern species? Documentation of the consultation with USFWS and/or SD GF&P is
attached.
4. Is the application located within the area of a 319 Implementation Project, Rapid Watershed Assessment           Yes o or No o
(RWA) area, NAWCA Grant area, or Commission Grant area addressing multiple resource concerns?
5. Are partners (private/landowner or non-USDA agencies) financially contributing 50 percent or more to the         Yes o or No o
planned WHIP project?
6. Are partners (private/landowner or non-USDA agencies) financially contributing 10 to 49.9 percent to the         Yes o or No o
planned WHIP project?

Local Issues Addressed
                                                 Issue Questions                                                      Responses
1. Will this application restore a drained or farmed wetland according to the Wetland Restoration Technical         Yes o or No o
Guide Standard (657)?
2. Will this application enhance a wetland according to the Wetland Enhancement Technical Guide Standard            Yes o or No o
(659)?
3. Will this application create a wetland according to the Wetland Creation Technical Guide Standard (658)?         Yes o or No o
4. Will a shallow water embankment pond (maximum depth 8 feet above the natural landscape) with the entire          Yes o or No o
embankment and pool area fenced 100 feet beyond the high water line be installed?
5. Will a water embankment pond greater than 8 foot of depth above the natural landscape with the entire            Yes o or No o
embankment and pool area fenced 100 feet beyond the high water line be installed?

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6. Will 40 acres or more of surrounding upland herbaceous cover be managed for wildlife according to the                                      Yes o or No o
Upland Wildlife Management (645) Technical Guide Standard?
7. Will 10.1 to 39.9 acres of surrounding upland cover be managed for wildlife according to the Upland Wildlife Yes o or No o
Management (645) Technical Guide Standard?

Land Use:

                            Resource Concerns                                                                        Practices

Ranking Score
Efficiency:

Local Issues:

State Issues:

National Issues:

Final Ranking Score:

This ranking report is for your information. It does not in any way guarantee funding. When funding becomes available, you will be notified if your application is
selected for funding. Some changes to the application may be required before a final contract is awarded.

NRCS Designated Conservationist:                                                   Applicant Signature Required for Contract Development:


Signature Date:                                                                    Signature Date:




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