New Guide for Stream Owners With Erosion Issues!

— Written By Wendi Hartup
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An eroding streambank in Wake Forest, NC.

Do you have a stream on your property that is eroding land during or after storm events? Maybe the stream has started cutting deeper into the channel, creating more of a gully. What kind of solutions are available? 

A new guide called, Small-Scale Solutions to Eroding Streambanksgives you the tools to choose the best option for your situation. Created by the N.C. Cooperative Extension Backyard Stream Repair team and funded through the Urban and Community Forestry Grant from the North Carolina Forest Service, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, Southern Region.

BYSR Guide 2015

What’s inside the guide?

  • Options including: Do nothing; Plant vegetation without grading; Grade banks to a stable slope and vegetate!
  • Step-by-step instructions for the option you choose.
  • Who to call for advice.
  • Materials needed and where you can get them.
  • What plants are proven to work.
  • Example planting design.
  • Maintenance tips.

Need more than just a guide to help you decide what to do? We’ve got a hands-on workshop that further enhances your understanding of how to deal with an eroding streambank. Visit the Backyard Stream Repair website to see when the next workshop will be in your area!