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Introduction
Streams and Watersheds
Functions and Conditions
Grazing the Landscape
Grazing Riparian Areas
Grazing Management
Management Plan
Supplemental Material
 
 

 

The Most Productive Parts of Any Ranch

Welcome to "Stream and Riparian Area Management." Riparian areas are among the most productive parts of any ranch. On many ranches, the streams that flow through riparian areas are the major source of livestock water and provide essential shelter for livestock and wildlife.

Because each ranch and each operation is different, you won't find strict methods for managing your riparian areas. Rather, this material is designed to provide you with information that will help YOU develop a plan for YOUR operation.