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Conservation Buffers—Design guidelines for buffers, corridors, and greenwaysAuthor(s): G. Bentrup
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–109. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 110 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Southern Research Station
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DescriptionOver 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.
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CitationBentrup, 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.
KeywordsBuffer, conservation planning, conservation practice, corridor, filter strip, greenway, riparian, streamside management zone, windbreak
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