What is a Riparian Buffer Zone?

A vegetated strip or zone along a stream that protects the stream from impacts of our land use. A healthy riparian zone consists of a combination of trees, grasses, shrubs, and perennials.

Water quality benefits start at just 10 feet of buffer width from the streambank and improve with recommended widths of 15-30 ft, up to 100 ft as space allows.

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Funding Guide

State and Federal funding available for:

  • Streamside Buffer Plantings (Riparian Area Protection)
  • Limiting Livestock Access to Streams (Fencing and Stream Crossings)

Funding Option:

Kentucky State Cost-Share Program (Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Program)

Riparian Buffer References:

Invasive Species:

Who should I contact with questions?

Chris Howard
Watershed Coordinator
859.266.1572
chrish@bggreensource.org

 

This work was funded in part by a grant from the U.S. EPA under §319(h) of the Clean Water Act.