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Main Title Stream Buffer Characterization Study. A Final Report to the New Hampshire Estuaries Project.
Author D. Justice ; F. Rubin
CORP Author New Hampshire Univ., Durham. Inst. for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space.; Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Estuary Program.
Year Published 2006
Stock Number PB2011-108953
Additional Subjects Streams ; Buffers ; New Hampshire ; Site characterization ; Watersheds ; Lakes ; Surface water ; Natural resources protection ; Land use planning ; Communities ; Flood control ; Maps ; Water pollution control ; Channels(Waterways) ; Water quality ; Rural areas
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2011-108953 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/09/2011
Collation 29p
Protective corridors, or buffer zones, around streams, lakes, and other surface water features are an important planning tool in helping to protect stream water quality and aquatic habitat. Left in a vegetated state, buffers serve a number of important and well-documented services and functions, including filtering and removing pollutants from stream channels, controlling streambank erosion, providing wildlife habitat, providing water storage and floodplain protection measures, shading streams from excessive heat, and delivering recreational opportunities. And they provide these services in both urban and rural settings. The NH Estuaries Project has launched an aggressive campaign to educate coastal watershed towns about the importance of buffers and the need to enhance local buffer protective measures. The outreach effort includes a presentation that assists communities in assessing buffer characteristics and buffer protections in their town.