UC Rangelands Study, Diane Bohna Photography

Restoration and Grazing Management on Mountain Meadows and Streams – Excerpts of UC Rangelands Study

Management of livestock distribution is a critical management activity to enhance and sustain riparian health in mountain meadow grazing systems. Simple distribution tools such as herding, salting, and off-stream water are effective for protecting riparian areas, but management effort must be invested to assure success. Expectations for stream health based upon macroinvertebrate metrics must account for inherent site differences in stream substrate type.