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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Riparian Forest Buffers Linking Land and Water.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
Year Published 2004
Stock Number PB2011-111643
Additional Subjects Riparian land ; Forests ; Buffers ; Water quality management ; Riparian waters ; Watersheds ; Streams ; Coastal areas ; Environmental management ; Natural resource conservation ; Water pollution abatement ; Environmental protection ; Recommendations ; Chesapeake Bay Program ; Public-private partnerships
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2011-111643 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 11/09/2011
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Riparian lands provide a wealth of ecological benefits. For example, trees along the shoreline help to filter pollutants and sediment from runoff and groundwater before they enter the waterways. Trees also provide important habitat benefits for aquatic creatures. Fallen leaves and branches offer food and shelter, while shade helps to regulate water temperature and keep oxygen in the water. When riparian forests help to protect the streams and rivers in the Bay watershed, these benefits are realized downstream in the Chesapeake Bay. With more than 200,000 miles of streambanks and shoreline in the Bay watershed, riparian forests are vital for the success of the Bay restoration effort. Without them, the Bay and its rivers are increasingly susceptible to decline.