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Riparian Buffer

A Model Riparian Buffer Implementation Plan

Organizations/Sources: Superior Watershed Partnership
An outline of general guidelines for the design & implemetnation of a riparian buffer. Produced for municipalities in Marquette County, Michigan.
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A Review of the Literature on Riparian Buffer Width, Extent and Vegetation

1999
Authors: Seth Wenger
Organizations/Sources: University of Georgia
Over 140 articles and books were reviewed to establish a legally-defensible basis for determining riparian buffer width, extent and vegetation. This document presents the results of this review and proposes several simple formulae for buffer delineation that can be applied on a municipal or country-wide scale.
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A Scientific Foundation for Shaping Riparian Buffer Protection Regulations

2014
Authors: Wesley R. Horner
(print edition of ConservationTools.org guide) Extensive scientific research documents that vegetated strips of land along water bodies provide extensive water quality and other environmental benefits. The science shows that development should be kept away from the water's edge, wider protected strips provide greater benefits, forested buffers are more effective than grassy ones, and forested buffers in headwaters provide the greatest benefits of all.
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Chesapeake Bay Riparian Handbook: A Guide for Establishing and Maintaining Riparian Forest Buffers

1998
The purpose of this handbook is to provide professional land managers and planners with the latest information on the functions, design, establishment, and management of riparian forest buffers. This handbook is intended for use by: agencies and private concerns that provide technical assistance in the field, local governments who want to use the handbook as a technical basis for decision making, policy makers, public/consulting or service/private foresters and professional land managers, both industrial and public.
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Model Grant of Conservation Easement and Declaration of Covenants for Riparian Buffer Protection

2017
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
This model was crafted for the specific purpose of permanently protecting riparian buffers along waterways. The model is based on the 7th edition of the Model Grant of Conservation Easement and Declaration of Covenants, also published by the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association.
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Pennsylvania Stream Releaf: A Plan for Restoring and Conserving Buffers Along Pennsylvania Streams

1997
Over 100 individuals and representatives of groups from throughout Pennsylvania contribute their experiences, ideas and advice for this comprehensive plan on restoring riparian buffers throughout the state. Includes a wealth of restoration information for novices as well as experts.
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Riparian Buffer Preservation

Organizations/Sources: Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
A variety of preservation tools are available to interested communities and landowners to guide and limit development along stream corridors. These tools can be designed to fit local conditions.
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Riparian Buffer Protection Agreement

2011
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
A riparian buffer protection agreement limits activities on all or a portion of a property to advance conservation purposes while keeping the property in the control of the landowner.
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Riparian Buffer Width, Vegetative Cover, and Nitrogen Removal Effectiveness

Organizations/Sources: US Environmental Protection Agency
A Review of Current Science and Regulations -- The goal of this report is to synthesize the existing scientific literature on the effectiveness of riparian buffers to improve water quality through their inherent ability to process and remove excess anthropogenic nitrogen from surface and ground waters. Due to this ability, riparian buffers often are employed as an environmental management tool by resource management agencies. Despite significant research effort toward understanding the ecological functions of riparian buffers, there remains no consensus for what constitutes optimal riparian buffer design or proper buffer width to achieve maximum nitrogen removal effectiveness.
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Riparian Forest Restoration

An article studying the increased rate of forest restoration by reducing plant competition.
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Streamside Stewardship Guide

Organizations/Sources: Sea Grant
This booklet reviews simple stream stewardship tips that can help you reduce threats to water quality and fish and wildlife habitat, while protecting and enhancing your property.
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The Science Behind the Need for Riparian Buffer Protection

2014
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
Extensive scientific research documents that vegetated strips of land along waterways provide extensive water quality and other environmental and economic benefits.
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The Stroud Preserve Reforested Riparian Buffer

Organizations/Sources: Stroud Water Research Center
This website is a step-by-step example of a demonstration project rebuilding a riparian buffer on a conserved farm, beginning in 1992 to the present. It offers an example of the necessary resources and planning that are needed in building a riparian buffer.
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