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    Author(s): Brian J. Palik; Swee May Tang; Quinn. Chavez
    Date: 2004
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-248. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 28 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    This report quantifies the amount and land use/land cover of riparian area in the seven-State Midwest Region of the continental United States. We estimate that riparian areas cover 8.9 to 13.2 million hectares in the region and that approximately 72 percent of riparian areas support natural or semi-natural land cover.

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    Palik, Brian J.; Tang, Swee May; Chavez , Quinn. 2004. Estimating riparian area extent and land use in the Midwest. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-248. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 28 p.

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    Keywords

    Riparian area, Midwest, riparian buffers, land use, land cover.

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