MRCDC and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana (SWCDM) has been working with ranchers along the Missouri River corridor to showcase the importance of managed riparian grazing and how this can benefit water quality, livestock production, and riparian health. This is accomplished through off-site water development, riparian fencing, and grazing management plans. The purpose of the project is to show that healthy riparian areas and livestock operations can coexist using proper grazing management, without the need for total livestock exclusion. Click HERE to see a recently produced video on the Ranching for Rivers program.
For more information please contact Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana at firstname.lastname@example.org or (406) 443-5711.