Riparian areas typically support greater biodiversity and productivity than surrounding uplands, and are critical to sustaining rangeland agroecosystems. Therefore, weed invasion in riparian habitats can have substantial negative ecological impacts. The goal of this study is to develop and extend cost-effective, science-based prescribed grazing practices, which can be included in integrated riparian weed management strategies.

Carissa Koopmann Rivers,

CE Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension