That creek running through your farm is an amenity, until it’s not. The creek provides water for crops and livestock, but also floods and erodes your land.
You can get the best of both when you leave buffers along your streams — and we can help. Our technicians will can sit down with you and help you think through how to create a plan to protect your streambanks. We’ll identify which areas to buffer, how wide, and with what plants. Your buffer plan will be uniquely yours, and 100% confidential.
When you buffer the streams on your farm, you’ve taken a big step towards earning recognition in the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program, that’s MAEAP for short. Here’s what MAEAP is all about.