Featured Project: Streamside Landowners

streamside plantings

Stream­side plant­i­ngs along the Bushkill.


The Catskill Streams Buffer Ini­tia­tive (CSBI) is one of the pri­ma­ry pro­grams the Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram offers to stream­side landown­ers. CSBI works with landown­ers to install ripar­i­an (stream­side) veg­e­ta­tion for bank sta­bi­liza­tion to stop ero­sion and enhance ripar­i­an habi­tat. In 2011 and 2012, CSBI com­plet­ed 25 projects and reveg­e­tat­ed approx­i­mate­ly 5,400 feet of stream bank. The Ulster Coun­ty Soil & Water Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict will assist any landown­er with stream man­age­ment questions.

For more infor­ma­tion on how to par­tic­i­pate in CSBI, please call the Ashokan Stream Pro­gram office at (845) 688‑3047, or vis­it the CSBI pro­gram web­site.