Stream Protection with Fencing

Fencing

Description

Direct animal contact with surface waters and resultant streambank erosion can result in nutrient losses from pastures and damage to waterways. Stream protection with fencing involves the fencing of narrow strips of land along streams to completely exclude livestock. The fenced areas may be planted to trees or grasses, but are typically are not wide enough to act as streamside buffers. If this is done, remote watering and stream crossings must be provided.​

Funding Source

Cost-share grants are available to install stream protection systems through the Maryland Agricultural Water Quality Cost-Share (MACS) Program and USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

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