Art had difficulty managing portion of his land alongside the Marsh River due problems to flooding delaying farming. The SRRWD ALUS providing funding for Art to establish a grass buffer in the flood plain along the river and provided him with an annual payment for changing the landuses. Nutrient runoff is of high priority in these areas; grass buffers/water retention help keep nutrient loss down.
Art Enns ALUS Grassed Buffer
- Captures nutrient run-off
- Erosion Reduction
- Carbon Capture
- Wildlife and pollinator habitat.
- Mixture of lowland grasses is planted this helps stabilizes soil and capture nutrient runoff
- Grass is either cut and baled or flash grazed once a year for nutrient removal
- Removal of grass is done after mid-July to protect possible wildlife nesting sites found within the buffer.