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Conservation Buffers—Design guidelines for buffers, corridors, and greenways

Author(s):

G. Bentrup

Year:

2008

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Southern Research Station

Source:

Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–109. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 110 p.

Description

Over 80 illustrated design guidelines for conservation buffers are synthesized and developed from a review of over 1,400 research publications. Each guideline describes a specific way that a vegetative buffer can be applied to protect soil, improve air and water quality, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, produce economic products, provide recreation opportunities, or beautify the landscape. These sciencebased guidelines are presented as easy-to-understand rules-of-thumb for facilitating the planning and designing of conservation buffers in rural and urban landscapes. The online version of the guide includes the reference publication list as well as other buffer design resources @ www. bufferguidelines.net.

Citation

Bentrup, G. 2008. Conservation Buffers—Design guidelines for buffers, corridors, and greenways. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–109. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 110 p.

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