Riparian means “near water”, such as stream banks, wetlands and other watercourses.
Riparian Buffers are areas of natural trees, shrubs, and grasses near streams and rivers. They protect our streams by:
Stream Bank Fencing is a simple way to keep the cows out of the stream so that we can all remain healthy. When livestock have unrestricted access to streams, they often pollute our water by trampling the stream banks and relieving themselves right in the water!
Keeping riparian zones clean is important because they are the source of: