The District helps landowners find funds and materials needed to fence livestock out of the riparian area (streamside corridor) of streams and rivers. A buffer zone is created between grazing areas and the stream. A riparian buffer zone will be revegetated with native plants to help restore the streambank and prevent erosion. Increasing vegetation along the stream also helps keep water temperatures lower by shading the stream. This is especially important in Hood River County as many of our area streams are exceeding state temperature standards. The larger the buffer, the more benefits are gained. It is very beneficial to fish and wildlife habitat, riparian health and water quality.