Minnesota is home to over 450 miles of state designated trout
streams. Some of these streams are experiencing warmer
temperatures affecting trout habitat and populations. Trees in a
riparian buffer can improve trout habitat by moderating stream
temperatures, providing woody debris, improving water quality and
stabilizing stream banks.
Bongard, P.; Wyatt, G.; Nerbonne, B.; Becker, B..
Riparian Forest Buffers for Trout Habitat Improvement.
St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota Extension Service.
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