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Riparian Forest Buffer

Protective tubes, each containing a tree seedling, lining the banks of a small stream.Practice Code: 391

A riparian forest buffer is an area of trees and/ or shrubs located adjacent to a body of water. The vegetation extends outward from the water body for a specified distance necessary to provide a minimum level of protection and/or enhancement.

Conservation Practice Documents

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Conservation Practice Standard Overview
NRCS New York Conservation Practice Standard

Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG)Conservation planners shall reference NRCS New York Field Office Technical Guide for additional documents, tools, references, and procedures required with this practice.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Riparian Herbaceous Cover
Stream Habitat Improvement and Management
Tree and Shrub Establishment

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.

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