Stream Crossings

One of the conservation efforts of grazing systems is to prevent animals from having free access to streams in a pasture.

This stream is fenced to prevent contamination from animal wastes. Animals can cross and drink at this stabilized area.

This stream is fenced to prevent contamination from animal wastes. Animals can cross and drink at this stabilized area.

The stream crossing is reinforced with stone of various sizes to prevent eroding embankments and to protect water sources from sediment and nutrients. Livestock can drink from these crossing areas and thus minimize contamination from animal wastes.

The remainder of the stream is fenced and the vegetation is allowed to grow up and serve as a source of habitat for wildlife.