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CitationKauffman, J. B., Krueger, W. C., & Vavra, M. (1983). Impacts of cattle on streambanks in northeastern Oregon. Journal of Range Management, 36(6), 683-685.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractImpacts of a late season livestock grazing strategy on streambank erosion, morphology, and undercutting were studied for 2 years along Catherine Creek in northeastern Oregon. Streambank loss, disturbance, and undercutting were compared between grazing treatments, vegetation type, and stream-meander position. No significant differences were found among vegetation types or stream-meander location. Significantly greater streambank erosion and disturbance occurred in grazed areas than in exclosed areas during the 1978 and 1979 grazing periods. Over-winter erosion was not significantly different among treatments. However, erosion related to livestock grazing and trampling was enough to create significantly greater annual streambank losses when compared to ungrazed areas.