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Riparian Buffers in Forested Landscapes – Better Buffers for Cleaner Water

Riparian areas link water bodies and aquatic environments with upland land uses. Riparian areas are also called buffer zones or streamside management zones and are useful on all sizes of streams, creeks, and rivers – even lakes and ponds. Stream buffers are important elements of watershed management and offer benefits such as protecting streambanks from erosion, holding soil in place, taking up nutrients in runoff water, and reducing flood damage.

Length: 06:03

Year Produced: 2022

State: Kentucky

Cropping Systems: Beef Cattle, Corn

Tags: buffers, Erosion Control, flood mitigation, forest management, pollinators, riparian buffers, water quality, wildlife