water protection

Stream Buffer

The Importance of Streamside Buffers in Conservation

December 18, 2015

Streamside buffers are an important part of stream ecosystems because they decrease pollution, control erosion, and provide wildlife habitat. Also called riparian buffers, streamside buffers are naturally occurring vegetated areas that run alongside streams and other aquatic systems such as lakes, ponds, and wetlands. In regions where land is used for agriculture and livestock, nitrogen […]

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