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Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Guide (WHEG)

Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Guides (WHEGs) are designed to provide the NRCS planner a way in which to essentially estimate the wildlife value of the land before and after practice implementation. The WHEGs utilize a numerical rating to compare the value of existing wildlife habitat with the value of wildlife habitat under various alternatives. These guides are typically only used when wildlife is the primary or secondary resource concern. Minimum planning criteria for a resource can be found in the Field Office Technical Guide.

WHEGs will be completed during field visits.