If existing vegetative cover in the setback is in poor condition, the setback area may be improved with a vegetative filter strip for use as an agricultural avenue/turnaround area only if the following conditions are met:
- Riparian vegetation is not removed, AND
- Agricultural turnarounds shall be maintained as grassy avenues/filter strips during the entirety of the rainy season with planted cover-crop sufficient to prevent erosion of the avenue, AND
- Grassy avenues shall not be tilled except for the infrequent need to reduce compaction or as necessary to re-seed with cover-crop. In this case, promptly cover the soil with 2 tons per acre straw and replant with a cover-crop before the rainy season.