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Riparian vegetation

Native vegetation plays a vital role in river bank stabilisation.

River banks are impacted by tides, floods, winds, waves and human and animal activities.

A healthy river and estuary relies on good riparian land management, throughout the river valley or catchment.

Recommended management practices include:

  • removing stock access to waterways
  • providing off-stream water and shade for stock
  • restoring riverbanks with native vegetation.

Hunter Local Land Services has developed the Hunter River Riparian Revegetation Guide to help local landholders select the right plant species to help restore local river banks.

The guide assists landholders to identify which native species to plant in their area, and demonstrates the best planting methods for selected sites.