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Riparian areas

Riparian zones play a vital role in soil conservation, biodiversity conservation and influence aquatic health.

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Riparian area management

The role of riparian areas in maintaining good water quality and carefully managed riparian areas can offer producers sustainable forage and improved water quality for all.

Using off-stream water sources as beneficial management practices (BMPs) in riparian areas

BMPs promoted to enhance riparian areas.

Grazing: a natural component of grassland ecozone riparian systems

Livestock can be used to mimic the patterns of grazing ungulates and maintain and improve riparian health and function.

Riparian grazing and off-stream livestock watering

How agricultural practices in livestock production can be adopted to maintain environmentally healthy riparian zones.

Sustainable agricultural land management around wetlands on the Canadian Prairies

Land management recommendations to maximize agricultural production goals and wetland ecological functions.

Field Manual on Buffer Design

For agricultural practitioners locating and designing riparian vegetated buffers adjacent to cropland.

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