Allowing livestock free access to riparian zones inevitably results in the destruction of riparian vegetation. Restoration requires exclusion of livestock from the riparian zone. Every year the KWRC helps farmers install hundreds of meters in various forms of livestock fencing, before planting native trees and shrubs in the riparian zone. The KWRC has erected over 57km of fencing to protect fragile riparian areas from the impacts of continual livestock presence. This is a distance that would take you from Sussex to Petitcodiac.
Benefits of Livestock Fencing:
1. Increased bank and stream channel stability.
2. Improved water quality.
3. Improved herd health.
4. Reduction of E. coli and nutrient flow into streams.