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Stream Crossing

Many cattle farmers take stewardship of the streams on their property very seriously. A geotextile can play a vital role in maintaining healthy streams. One of the biggest issues facing these farmers is the lack of a specific area for their livestock to cross a stream from field to field. The lack of a designated stream crossing can result in severe erosion of stream banks and water turbidity, which can be detrimental to fish and wildlife who depend on the streams. Cattle can also become caked with mud, leading to health issues.


  • Vital Role Part Healthy Streams
  • Reduce Erosion
  • Improved Herd Health


The first step is to determine where the cattle tend to cross the stream. Then the construction of the crossing can proceed. A crossing constructed with the combination of gravel, geotextile fabric and fencing can provide cost effective protection for the stream and its banks while providing a stable, low water crossing for the livestock.

US 180NW Meets NRCS Class 1 Nonwoven

US 180NW Cattle Carpet meets the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Class 1 Nonwoven Geotextile Fabric Specification for stream crossings. Please refer to the NRCS Spec.

Please click on the link below to visit our Cattle Carpet product section for more information and a data sheet.

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