Project ID

E2004-24

Abstract

Grazing management practices have the potential to mitigate some problems with sediment and phosphorus loading in pasture streams. The project demonstrated possible strategies to lessen grazing impacts on streams.

Key Question

Are there options to complete exclusion of cattle for maintaining water quality of pasture streams?

Findings

Yes, strategies such as rotational grazing with controlled grazing of the riparian paddock, building of stabilized stream access points, and/or providing off-stream water will reduce the risks of sediment and nutrient loading of pasture streams associated with congregation of cattle in or near pasture streams.

Principal Investigator(s)

James Russell

Co-Investigator(s)

Daniel Morrical, John Kovar, Daryl Strohbehn, John D. Lawrence, Matthew Haan, Shelly Nellesen, Tom Isenhart, Richard Schultz

Year of Grant Completion

2009