Land clearing is the process of removing trees, stumps, brush, stones and other obstacles from an area as required to increase the size of the crop producing land base of an existing farm or to provide land for a new farm operation. The newly cleared land must be ready for cultivation, including liming and leveling to meet acceptable crop rotation and soil conservation goals.
2.0 SITE SELECTION
2.1 Soil suitability for agricultural production will be determined using NB Soil Survey Reports or may be determined by providing on-site soil boring test holes (recommended 2 tests per acre) and a soil boring report prepared indicating surface texture, depth to compact layer, depth to bedrock, drainage capability, percent slope, percent stoniness, percent surface stone, and percent rock outcrops.
2.2 Soils suitability will be based on the soil report (Sec. 2.1) and the soil selection criteria in section 2.3. Soils having components falling within the Not Recommended category of table in section 2.3 shall not be cleared.
2.3 Table - Soil Suitability Selection Criteria