Grazing land is considered to be any vegetated land that is grazed or has the potential to be grazed by animals.
Riparian areas are the green vegetated areas adjacent to a creek, stream, or river. Riparian areas include streams, streambanks, and wetlands adjacent to streams.
Once a plan to address the risks identified in the Crop*A*Syst assessment has been developed, and immediate risks of groundwater and surface water contamination have been implemented, farmers can contact the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food to request Cropping System verification (801 538-7120 or firstname.lastname@example.org). An Utah ESC certifier will visit the farm to verify that the Crop*A*Syst plan has been implemented and to ensure that the farmer is addressing all applicable environmental risks.