Trees and shrubs growing alongside streams in southwest Oregon are different from those in other areas. Learn what species of trees grow best in this unique environment, what size they will become, and what conditions each needs to thrive.
Your streamside is part of a larger system of plants and animals that live near and within the stream itself.
Jul 2018 |
Streams and Riparian Areas: Clean Water, Diverse Habitat
Streams and streambanks are vital but vulnerable wildlife habitat. Learn the steps you can take to improve vegetation and water quality on your riparian property. These recommendations can help protect birds, fish and other species, while helping you follow the law. This publication is part of the Land Steward Rural Resource Guidelines series.
The OSU Land Steward online course is designed for owners of woodlands, small farms, pasture or other rural land who want to manage their property's natural resources more effectively. This is a research-based, professionally developed course.
Our hope is to make you better acquainted with the important functions of riparian areas on your ranch, give you some ideas on how to manage them effectively, and provide a framework for developing grazing management that incorporates these areas into your overall cattle operation.
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