This publication is part of the Living on the Land series. It provides concise information on how to best protect your stream areas with native vegetation and grazing strategies that help wildlife and property values. Primarily directed to small-acreage landowners east of the Cascades. Click the "view it now" button to download a PDF. Listen to the Living on the Land podcast...
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.
A full-color field guide to building and maintaining unpaved roads in woodland environments. Contains information on road shapes and surfaces, cross-drainage structures, stream crossings, wet-weather operations, and inspection and maintenance regimes. Discusses legal issues and contracts; culvert sizing; designs for fish passage; road capacity; and filtering methods.
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.
There are many ways to measure climate change. In northeast Oregon, scientists are investigating aquatic insects and how land management around waterways could potentially help or hinder salmon, which spawn in the streams.
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