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Protecting Riparian Areas: Farmland Management Strategies

This publication is designed to help farmers, watershed managers, and environmentalists understand what healthy riparian areas look like, how they operate, and why they are important for the environment and society. It also provides information on the costs and benefits of riparian management and discusses how watershed residents can work together to protect this vital resource. Tables included in the publication are designed to help you evaluate riparian protection strategies from the perspective of your local environment, surrounding land use practices, and land management objectives.