This new coil-bound 62-page field guide includes information on identifying some common riparian plants as well as how they link to riparian health and how our management choices change riparian plant communities.
Many people believe that water will be the new gold of the future. As the reality of climate change becomes ever more apparent, we will need to catch and store water more effectively. We’ve given water lots of advice, in the form of expensive dams and big reservoirs but is that always the best solution? Likely not. Have we overlooked a natural ally in our efforts to conserve and manage water? Yes, consider the beaver!
It takes more than grass to make beef! Water is also an important component to beef production. Both water quantity and water quality affect livestock performance. Research suggests that livestock perform better with cleaner water.
Composed of farmers, ranchers and recreational landowners, the Beaver Creek Watershed Group is striving to improve riparian health and water quality in Beaver Creek through the collective efforts of landowners along this stream which flows from the Porcupine Hills. The group has taken action to build a strong group of committed individuals with the support of a working group of agency resource people. They continue to focus on awareness, implementing management changes and monitoring.