This document is designed to assist rural landowners, land managers, and conservation professionals in protecting rural streams. The emphasis is on land and water management practices that reduce streambank, bluff, and ravine erosion. Part Two briefly describes land and water management practices that protect streams and improve water quality by modifying water use and flows. These practices are most effective when they are combined in sequence, a “treatment train”, along the entire path of a drop of water from where it falls on the land to where it either returns to the atmosphere in plant transpiration, or leaves the land as runoff.
Univ. of MN Extension, 2016