General Recommendations

There are some general guidelines to consider for riparian areas.

Some Beneficial Management Practices when interacting with riparian areas include:

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Minimize or avoid activities that disturb the bed and bank of waterbodies.

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Ensure that activities in riparian areas do not create exposed or bare ground. Maintaining plant cover increases shoreline stability, water filtration, and erosion control.

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Minimize or avoid activities that compact the soil, such as driving heavier vehicles in riparian areas or allowing grazing in these areas (especially during wet periods).

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Leave shorelines natural and don’t remove trees or plants.

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Encourage deep-rooted native riparian plants to reduce erosion. Disturbance-caused plants or invasive plants have shallow root systems that may not be able to prevent erosion.

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When using riparian areas for recreation, grazing, or other activities, ensure that you are not having a noticeable impact on these areas.