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Photo Gallery for Butch and Melody Snow
Rockbridge County, May 24, 2011

(Photos by Barbara Bowen)

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The Landowners

Melody and Butch Snow Butch Snow opening gate for cattle crossing. Butch Snow

The Resource Concerns (Before)

Streambank erosion before fence and crossing. Streambank erosion before fence and crossing. Erosion before fencing.

Streambank and pasture erosion

Large open pastures, poor water placement and invasive weeds. Large open pastures, poor water placement and invasive weeds. Large open pastures, poor water placement and invasive weeds.

Large open pastures, poor water placement and invasive weeds

The Practices

Cattle using stream crossing.

Gated stream crossing

A watering trough has now been installed near the stream.

Watering trough

Fencing keeps the cattle out of this bare area of pasture.

Cross fencing for rotational grazing

 

 

 

 

 

A seeded and covered ditch after pipeline installation from the spring development to a trough.Seeded and covered ditch after
pipeline installation from the spring development to a trough
Early tree plantings for CREP buffer.Early tree plantings for CREP buffer Stream exclusion fencing and tree plantings completed with CREP funding.Stream exclusion fencing and tree plantings

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Partners

NRCS District Conservationist Charlie Ivins confers with the Snows.

NRCS District Conservationist Charlie Ivins and the Snows

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