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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State and Federal funding available for:
- Streamside Buffer Plantings (Riparian Area Protection)
- Limiting Livestock Access to Streams (Fencing and Stream Crossings)