Guidelines for Managing Cattle Grazing in Riparian Areas to Protect Water Quality: Review of Research and Best Management Practices Policy Report uri icon



  • PAG Report 15 | Published December 1997 | Grazing management is the key to attaining the benefits riparian areas offer livestock while maintaining water quality standards and fully functioning riparian ecosystems. This report provides management guidelines, based on review of the scientific literature, that will help livestock producers meet the goals of the Clean Water Act while grazing cattle in riparian areas. The report answers 3 focus questions: What are appropriate management strategies for cattle grazing in riparian areas? What are best management practices? How is cattle grazing in riparian areas addressed in Idaho water quality policy?

publication date

  • December 1997

Additional Document Info


  • 15