Riparian Revegetation & Stream Buffers


Whether you live on the Yakima River mainstem or on a smaller waterway like Ellensburg’s Mercer Creek or Richland’s Amon Creek, the water is affected by what happens along the stream. One of the best ways to protect and enhance salmon habitat is maintain a riparian buffer. Riparian buffers, or the plants along a stream or river, link the land and the water together.

Check out our backyard buffers brochure or visit the Backyard Riparian Buffers page to learn how to plant a riparian buffer.