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Caring for the Green Zone

     

Caring for the Green Zone - Riparian Areas and Grazing Management
NEW Third Edition
The Riparian Areas and Grazing Management booklet has been written for those people who can most effectively influence pastures, rangelands and riparian areas with their management - ranchers and livestock producers.

This is a booklet on how to get started and directions on where your travels may take you. This booklet also contains interesting information on riparian management for streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands, that will allow producers to make effective decisions for their operations.

Available online in full colour Adobe Acrobat format as one complete document, in 15 sections, or as individual pages.

Complete Document:

Caring for the Green Zone - Riparian Areas and Grazing Management - 3rd Edition  (PDF, 2.9 MB, 47 pages)

Document by Sections:

Front Cover
What is in this Book?
Table of Contents
Foreword
Introduction (pgs 1-2)
What is Riparian? (pg 3)
Alarming Issues (pgs 4-5)
How Green is My Valley? (pgs 6-17)
A Magnet for Livestock and Wildlife (pgs 18-20)
Riparian Areas and Grazing (pgs 21-28)
On The Range, Out in the Pasture (pgs 29-40)
Looking At My Riparian Area (pgs 41-42)
Choices (pg 43)
Additional Information and Resources (pgs 44-45)
Acknowledgments and Partners (pgs 46-47)

Document by Pages:

Front Cover
What is in this Book?
Table of Contents
Foreword
Introduction (pg 1)
Introduction continued (pg 2)
What is Riparian? (pg 3)
Alarming Issues (pg 4)
Alarming Issues continued (pg 5)
How Green is My Valley? (pg 6)
Stream Horsepower (pg 7)
Banks and Shores (pg 8)
Water in the Bank (pg 9)
Water Investments: Deposits (pg 10)
Good Mud/Bad Mud (pg 11)
Vegetation: The Roots of the Solution (pg 12)
Vegetation: continued (pg 13)
Big Wood: Floodplain Builder (pg 14)
Building a Riparian Area (pg 15)
Beavers: Riparian Mangers (pg 16)
Riparian Actions that Create Problems (pg 17)
A Magnet for Livestock and Wildlife (pg 18)
Magnet continued (pg 19)
Fish: Riparian Life of Another Type (pg 20)
Riparian Areas and Grazing (pg 21)
Maintain you Range Cattle (pg 22)
The Waldron Ranch (pg 23)
What Can We Learn for the Natural System? (pg 24)
Long Grazing Periods Will Stress Riparian Areas (pg 25)
Ingredients for Success (pg 26)
A word About Water (pg 27)
Tools and Techniques for Outsmarting a Cow (pg 28)
On The Range, Out In The Pasture (pg 29)
Rotational Grazing (pg 30)
Stony Hill Grazing Coop (pg 31)
Time-Controlled Grazing (pg 32)
Rest-Rotation Grazing (pg 33)
Bar U Range (pg 34)
Riparian Pastures: A Landscape Approach (pg 35)
Graminae Red Angus Ranch (pg 36)
Holding Pastures (pg 37)
Mount Sentinel Ranch (pg 38)
Corridor Fencing (pg 39)
The Raven and North Raven Watersheds (pg 40)
Looking At My Riparian Area (pg 41)
Improve My Riparian Management (pg 42)
Choices (pg 43)
Additional Info and Resources (pg 44)
Other Resources and Materials (pg 45)
Acknowledgments (pg 46)
Cows and Fish Supporters (pg 47)

 
 
 
 
   
 
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