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Healthy root systems

Ingredients for Success

 

By putting into practice the principles of good range management you can achieve a number of key conditions in riparain areas.

 

HEALTHY VEGETATION

 

-rest and regrowth produce productive riparian plants

 

-energy stored in roots will sustain healthy riparian growth

 

-healthy plants build strong streambanks an shorelines

 

-healthy plants have deeper root systems, which can access depper water and withstand drounght better

 

-woody vegatation adds reinforcement

 

 

 

 

Enough Vegetation During High Water will help with:

 

-dissipate streams

-traps sediments and builds streambanks and shorelines

-builds ground reserves

-maintain stream channel shape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protection During Vulnerable Stages:

 

-protects banks from trampling when fragile

-protect brush species during periods of dormancy

-maintain productive forage species

Good vegatation during high water events will help save soil
Vegetation will help maintain and protect banks from erosion

Excerpts from Caring for the Green Zone

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