Riparian Plants Arrive

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013 by Leslie_Zucker

The Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Program’s Catskill Streams Buffer Ini­tia­tive (CSBI) Pro­gram run through Ulster Coun­ty Soil & Water Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict received their ship­ment of plant mate­ri­als for fall projects this week. The ship­ment con­tained around 1600 1–2 gal­lon con­tainer­ized trees and shrubs, all native to the Ashokan Water­shed. The plants will be used to jump­start ripar­i­an buffer re-foresta­tion at our com­plet­ed stream restora­tion project sites and on pri­vate prop­er­ty to pro­tect stream­banks for landown­ers who signed up for the pro­gram. CSBI’s largest fall plant­i­ng is at a project site on Warn­er Creek off Sil­ver Hol­low Road in Chich­ester, where almost 1,200 plants will be installed.

The AWSMP’s Catskill Streams Buffer Ini­tia­tive pro­gram works to assist landown­ers in sus­tain­able stew­ard­ship of their ripar­i­an lands through pro­tec­tion, enhance­ment, restora­tion and man­age­ment in the Ashokan Water­shed. For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact the AWSMP office at (845) 688‑3047.