Riparian Pastures

Riparian areas are the narrow green zone of land adjacent to streams, rivers, lakes and other water bodies. If managed properly, these sensitive areas can be part of rotational grazing system for your pastures and can contribute forage when upland pastures are less productive.  These publications can help you utilize riparian pastures while protecting water quality.

Managing pastures for water quality: Understanding Riparian Areas (PDF, 4.1 MB)
Managing pastures for water quality: Strategies for Seasonal Livestock Us (PDF, 2.3 MB)