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Laura Weyeneth, Schoharie Basin CSBI CoordinatorLaura Weyeneth, Schoharie Basin CSBI Coordinator, discusses methods for riparian restoration with West Kill landowners at the July 2010 Riparian Landowner WorkshopThis free landowner workshop held on July 10, 2010 in West Kill highlighted the importance of riparian buffers to water quality, animal habitat, and overall stream health.

The Healthy Buffers, Healthy Streams workshop was developed to provide landowners and community members with a basic understanding of the management decisions for the promotion of healthy riparian areas, and therefore healthy streams.

Participants visited two sites along the West Kill that are examples of a healthy reference riparian area, and a restored riparian area. Landowners and community members left the workshop with a greater knowledge about the importance of riparian zones, how proactive management can protect their streamside property and water quality, and techniques for restoring riparian buffers.

Highlights from the 2010 Healthy Buffers, Healthy Streams Workshop

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Future Riparian Landowner Workshops

GCSWCD is planning on holding more Riparian Landowner Workshops throughout the Schoharie Basin in the near future. If you are interested in attending watershed workshops please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Watershed Assistance Program Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (518) 589-6871.

Catskill Streams Buffer Initiative

catskill-streams-buffer-initiativeThe Healthy Buffers, Healthy Streams workshop showcased the Catskill Streams Buffer Initiative and how landowners can utilize the program to protect their streamside property and improve water quality. The CSBI offers funding and assistance to landowners for riparian area protection, enhancement, management, and restoration.

Click here for more information on the CSBI and for application materials

Other Information & Resources

Catskill Streams Riparian Buffers

List of Riparin Buffer Links & Resources