Riparian corridor
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Web and Print Resources


 General Information

Webinars and Videos 

Restoration and Bioengineering

Bibliographies and Literature Reviews



General Information

The Bay Journal

Chesapeake Bay Program, Forest Buffer Restoration

Connecticut River Joint Commissions Riparian Buffers for the Connecticut River Valley

Farm Service Agency


Iowa State University Extension - Stewards of Our Streams

Maryland Department of the Environment, Water Programs - Funding Assistance for Public and Private Restoration Projects

Maryland Department of the Environment - Wetlands and Waterways Programs

Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Assessing Forest Buffer Functions Report

Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Our Waters

Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Riparian Forest Buffers

Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Maryland Stream ReLeaf Program

Maryland Department of Natural Resources - The Critical Area Buffer

Maryland Natural Resources Conservation Service

National Parks Service

National Showcase Watersheds

Nature Conservancy-Invasive Plants

Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry

Pennsylvania Office of River Basin Commissions

Pennsylvania Stream Releaf

River Management Society

USDA National Agroforestry Center - Resources: Riparian Forest Buffers

USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service - National Conservation Buffer Initiative                                                                         - Buffer Strips: Common Sense Conservation
                                                                        - Riparian Forest Buffers as Wildlife Habitat

Virginia Department of Forestry - Riparian Forest Buffers

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Webinars and Videos

Buffer Environmental Education Series (BEES)

Riparian Forest Buffers: Link Between Land and Water

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

            Nutrient Odyssey/ Ecosystems

             IAN Seminar Series: Donald Weller: Effects of Riparian Buffers on Nitrate Concentrations

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Restoration and Bioengineering

Buffer Building Becomes Business

Conservation Buffers.  Design Guidelines for Buffers, Corridors, and Greenways

Cropland Riparian Buffers throughout Chesapeake Bay Watershed: Spatial Patterns and Effects on Nitrate Loads Delivered to Streams

Delaware Adopt A Buffer Toolkit

Design Recommendations for Riparian Corridors and Vegetated Buffer Strips

EPA River Corridor and Wetland Restoration

Federal Stream Corridor Restoration Handbook

A Geospatial Methodology to Identify Locations of Concentrated Runoff from Agricultural Fields

North Carolina State University Stream Restoration: A Natural Channel Design Handbook

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Stream Releaf Forest Buffer Toolkit

Restoring Wetland and Riparian/Streamside Buffers: An Introduction

Riparian Buffer Zones: Functions and Recommended Widths

USDA ARS Riparian Ecosystem Management Model (REMM)

USDA Forest Service - A Soil Bioengineering Guide for Streambank and Lakeshore Stabilization
                                 - Stream Systems Technology Center

USDA NRCS Stream Restoration

USDA Riparian Forest Buffer Conservation Job Sheet 391

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Bibliographies and Literature Reviews

A Review of the Scientific Literature on Riparian Buffer Width, Extent and Vegetation

Buffer Bibliography

Costs and Benefits of Riparian Forest Management: A Literature Review

EPA Riparian Buffer Width, Vegetative Cover, and Nitrogen Removal Effectiveness: A Review of Current Science and Regualtions

Function, Design, and Establishment of Riparian Forest Buffers: A Review

New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientist. Buffer Literature Cited and Bibliography

Riparian Soils. A Literature Review

Streamside Forest Buffer Width Needed to Protect Stream Water Quality, Habitat, and Organisms: A Literature Review

The Science Behind the Need for Riparian Buffer Protection

USDA National Agricultural Library - Water Quality Information Center Bibliographies

US Environmental Protection Agency

          Office of Water Nonpoint Source News-Notes

          Riparian Buffer Width, Vegetative Cover, and Nitrogen Removal Effectiveness: A Review of Current Science and Regulations

Vegetated Stream Riparian Zones: Their Effects on Stream Nutrients, Sediments, and Toxic Substances



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