Riparian restoration efforts are bringing back rangeland ecosystems that have been damaged by cattle grazing. One successful project is along Dixie Creek, in the Bureau of Land Management’s Elk District in Nevada. A once-vibrant stream had been reduced to a trickle in 1991, when the the BLM built fences to keep livestock from grazing the vegetation along the creek. Within a few years, native plants were returning. Then came beavers, which created lush landscapes that filled with biodiversity.
Read more from the Partnering to Conserve Sagebrush Rangelands Initiative and watch the video below.