16. Riparian grazing management
Themes: Ecology and management; Public engagement
- Increase the amount and quality of in-channel, bankside and floodplain habitat
- Increase local knowledge and appreciation of the river
This project aims to ameliorate the potentially damaging effects of riparian grazing.
Grazing of river banks by livestock can remove riparian habitat and cause soil to enter the river. This project hopes to provide information and advice to riparian graziers about the potentially damaging effects of overgrazing adjacent to the river, and help provide ways of ameliorating these damaging impacts through agreed bankside fencing projects.