Riparian Forest Buffer
Practice Code: 391
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)
An area predominantly trees and/or shrubs located adjacent to and up-gradient from watercourses or water bodies.
Purposes and Benefits
Protects streambanks and shorelines from erosion
Improves water quality
Provides wildlife food and cover
Prevents soil erosion
Conservation Practice Support Documents
Support Documents for this conservation practice are available for download from an abbreviated version of Section IV of the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).
All support documents associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide web site.
Related Conservation Practices
This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:
Riparian Herbaceous Cover (390)
Stream Crossing (578)
Tree and Shrub Establishment (612)
If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.
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