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Riparian Herbaceous Cover

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Web image: Photo of an area used by livestock which presents a number of environmental concerns, including sedimentation and contamination of waters by animal wastes. Click photo for full page view Web image: Photo of establishised permanent vegetative which keeps the soil in place and acts as a filter of sediments and wastes. Click photo for full page view
Before: This area used by livestock presents a number of environmental concerns, including sedimentation and contamination of waters by animal wastes After: Establishment of a permanent
vegetative cover keeps the soil in
place and acts as a filter of sediments
and wastes
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Web image: Photo of riparian herbaceous cover. The plant species selected for this site are tolerant of intermittent flooding and saturated soils. Click photo for full page view Web image: Photo of riparian herbaceous cover which reduces sediment and excess nutrients from run-off. Click photo for full page view
The plant species selected for this site are tolerant of intermittent flooding and  saturated soils Riparian herbaceous cover reduces sediment
and excess nutrients from run-off
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Web image: Photo of an NRCS representative and a landuser examining an area of a creek that has been rehabilitated. Click photo for full page view Web image: Photo of an area previously used for crops that is now planted to native grasses, shrubs and trees. Click photo for full page view
An NRCS Resource Conservationist and a landuser examine an area of a creek that has been rehabilitated This area is no longer used to grow crops. It has
been planted to native grasses, shrubs and
trees to provide a permanent border between
the cropland and a stream
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