Grass Better Than Shade for Minnesota Stream Restoration

While sweepers and shade may be the best remedy for restoration on streams like Vermont’s Battenkill, in the upper midwest it’s a different story, says John Weiss in this piece about the continuing recovery of Minnesota’s Trout Run. “The prescription is basic and effective. Make the streams narrower, put in the lunker structures, add the boulders to hold down the structures, reshape banks so flood waters can get out and deposit sediment, then plant grass.” In Minnesota’s Post-Bulletin.

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