- Retain and improve existing frontage vegetation. Grow vegetation on the bank itself (smaller trees near the bottom) to aid in stabilising it, and providing shade shelter for aquatic life in the water.
- Allow snags to remain in streams to provide habitat.
- Riparian vegetation should include indigenous grasses, reeds and shrubs as well as trees.
- Riparian vegetation will also provide stock and surrounding pastures with shelter. This may improve production and sustainability of the surrounding land.
- If a crown frontage lease applies, then reduced rentals are available if ungrazed.
A healthy riparian zone with a good mix of species
and quatic vegetation.
Photographs by: Rawdon Sthradher (Fine Focus Photography)