In the past, livestock-grazing management practices have not addressed the needs of riparian areas. The knowledge of how these areas function has increased and has brought about an awareness of the importance of these areas to their entire ecosystem. Management strategies have now been developed that allow livestock to utilize these areas without degrading them. The strategy for a particular area depends on the characteristics of the specific riparian zone, on the management level and goals, and on the type of animal being grazed.
Winward, Alma H.
"Management of livestock in riparian areas,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues: Vol. 1
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol1/iss1/8