Habitat At Home: Shade Your Stream


Last updated 3/25/2019 at 4:35pm

Have a stream in your backyard or neighborhood that could use some TLC? Learn how to “shade your stream” for a healthier, more stable stream.

If you have a small stream in your yard or neighborhood, you have probably noticed some changes lately. Heavy rains and flooding can cause erosion, especially in streams that do not have surrounding vegetation. As a result, streams will become muddy and have bare, steep banks. Streams that have shade and woody vegetation along their banks not only stand up better to floods, but they also make much better habitat for native insects, birds, fish an...

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