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jgillan [Advantages and Limitations]
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-Streambank alteration is very quick and easy method for monitoring annual livestock disturbance to riparian areas. It serves as short-term ​incitation ​of the effect of grazing impacts on long-term stream conditions (eg. bank stability and channel morphology) which change slowly over time.+Streambank alteration is very quick and easy method for monitoring annual livestock disturbance to riparian areas. It serves as short-term ​estimation ​of the effect of grazing impacts on long-term stream conditions (eg. bank stability and channel morphology) which change slowly over time.
 Streambank alteration is not a standalone method for assessing grazing intensity and is generally evaluated in conjunction with additional indicators of livestock use such as residual [[stubble_height]] and woody browse utilization. This is not appropriate method to implement on streambanks that are resistant to hoof penetration (e.g. cohesive soil containing clay on dry or entrenched channels) or impervious to disturbance (e.g. bedrock or boulder armored stream channels).  ​ Streambank alteration is not a standalone method for assessing grazing intensity and is generally evaluated in conjunction with additional indicators of livestock use such as residual [[stubble_height]] and woody browse utilization. This is not appropriate method to implement on streambanks that are resistant to hoof penetration (e.g. cohesive soil containing clay on dry or entrenched channels) or impervious to disturbance (e.g. bedrock or boulder armored stream channels).  ​
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