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Dry Cimarron

This educational and collaborative demonstration project with the Rainbow Ranch section of the Dry Cimarron, centers on grazing management and riparian restoration using techniques described in our Riparian Restoration workshops, newsletters and field guides. The idea behind this project is to: show grazing and riparian health are compatible; emphasize a collaborative effort using non-profit organizations and the private ranching community to encourage cooperation in riparian conservation and education; implement a grazing system compatible with riparian vegetation regeneration and growth requirements; monitor the effects of the grazing system and modify it based on the findings; reduce erosion; educate ranchers, public land managers, environmentalists and others about riparian restoration methods; increase channel stability, raise groundwater levels, and increase habitat for riparian-dependent and aquatic species.

Dry Cimarron Final Report