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Riparian Buffers

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Riparian Forest Buffers: the Link Between Land and Water

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Web Resources

Web 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...

Reference Resources

DeGraaf, R.M. and D.D. Rudis. 1990. New England wildlife: Management of forested habitats. UDSA Forest Service GTR-NE-144. Radnor, PA. Dillaha, T.A., J.H. Sherrard, and D. Lee. 1986. Long-term effectiveness and maintenance of vegetative filter strips. Virginia Water Resources Research Center...

Maryland Manual

In 1997-1998, Maryland Cooperative Extension conducted a series of two-day workshops on riparian buffer systems. These workshops included information on stream assessment, groundwater hydrology, nutrient cycling, plant and animal communities, and riparian restoration. Workshop participants were...

Fact Sheets

Click on fact sheet you wish to view. The fact sheets are also located under Articles in the Resources & Publications section above. Dictionary - Glossary of Forestry Terms An Introduction to the Riparian Forest Buffer Riparian Forest Buffer Design, Establishment, and Maintenance Trees for...

Species That Benefit

The following publications/web sites either reference or list plants, animals, or both associated with riparian buffers. Chesapeake Bay Program Design Recommendations for Riparian Corridors and Vegetated Buffer Strips Maryland At A Glance. Mammals Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland...

Suppliers of Plants and Seeds

Code: S=Seed, T=Trees & Shrubs, W=Wetland Plants No endorsement nor discrimination of specific vendors is intended or implied. In addition to the list below, the U.S. Forest Service Northeastern Area has a list entitled Eastern Resource List for Native Plants .


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