For more information about ordering this publication, contact:
San Francisco Bay Resource Conservation & Development Council, (formerly known as theCouncil of Bay Area Resource Conservation Districts)1301 Redwood Way, Suite 215
Petaluma CA 94954
The Council of Bay Area Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs):
RCDs participating in this projectinclude Alameda County RCD, Contra Costa RCD, Marin County RCD, San Mateo County RCD, andSouthern Sonoma County RCD. See Resources Direction, section 5.1 for contact information.Council of Bay Area Resource Conservation District members include: Alameda Co. RCD, Contra CostaRCD, Guadalupe-Coyote RCD, Loma Prieta RCD, Marin Co. RCD, Napa Co. RCD, San Mateo Co. RCD,Southern Sonoma Co. RCD and Suisun RCD.Short excerpts may be reproduced with appropriate attribution to the
San Francisco Bay ResourceConservation & Development Council
.Copyright © 2001 by the San Francisco Bay Resource Conservation & Development Council, formerlyknown as the Council of Bay Area Resource Conservation Districts
Please cite this manual as:
Horse Keeping: A Guide to Land Management for Clean Water.
2001.Council of Bay Area Resource Conservation Districts, Petaluma, California.
We used information from the following sources with permission:
• Creek Care: A Guide for Urban Marin Residents. Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program.•
Groundwork: A Handbook for Erosion Control in North Coastal California.
1987. Marin County ResourceConservation District. Illustrations used.•
A*Syst: An Environmental Risk Assessment for the Home (NRAES-87),
published by NRAES, the NaturalResource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service, Cooperative Extension, 152 Riley-Robb Hall, Ithaca NY 14853-5701. (607) 255-7654. <www.nraes.org>•
Repairing Streambank Erosion
. 1997. Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program brochure.•
Stream Care Guide
. 1989. County of Santa Cruz.• Marin Coastal Watershed Enhancement Project. 1995. UC Cooperative Extension, Marin County. Fact Sheetsadapted for use in this guide:—
Water Quality Variables and Water Testing for Rural Landowners
Fight Nature with Nature: Environmentally Friendly Insect Control for Horse Farms
AlayneBlickle, Horses for Clean Water.
This project was developed as part of the Equine Facilities Assistance Program, which was funded in part by:
• United States Environmental Protection Agency Assistance Agreement No. C9-999414-96-1 to the State WaterResources Control Board and by Contract No. 7-028-252-0 in the amount of $255,000. The contents of thisdocument do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency or the StateWater Resources Control Board.• Alameda County Department of Public Works• Alameda County Resource Conservation District• California State Coastal Conservancy, Bay Area Conservancy Program• Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention ProgramTo simplify information, trade names of products have been used. No endorsement of named or illustrated products isintended. Every attempt has been made to assure that the information contained in this publication is accurate. The SanFrancisco Bay Resource Conservation & Development Council, formerly known as the Council of Bay Area ResourceConservation Districts assumes no responsibility and disclaims any liability for any injury or damage resulting from theuse or effect of any product or information specified in this publication.The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.(Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means forcommunication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326W, Whitten Building,14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA isan equal opportunity provider and employer.Cover Photo: Oldenberg colts at Hawkwood Hill Farms, Sonoma County