These riparian buffer zones
are typically areas that are either of too poor quality to be utilized for agricultural purposes or areas that are maintained to reduce nutrient and sediment run-off and stabilize river banks (Frimpong et al.
The destruction of riparian buffer zones
also impedes uptake of pesticides and herbicides, which may be detrimental to the in-stream ecology and biodiversity as well.
Application of remote sensing and geographic information systems to the delineation and analysis of riparian buffer zones
Nutrient attenuation in agricultural surface runoff by riparian buffer zones
in southern Illinois, USA.
Soil scientist Greg McCarty has done extensive research on use of riparian buffer zones
to reduce the amount of nutrients getting into waterways.
Back in 2000, the team commenced a study of nitrogen and carbon dynamics in riparian buffer zones
at an intermittent stream near Coochin Creek, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
Proposed limits on new wells in riparian buffer zones
help assure landowners that when they refrain from drilling a new well to protect riparian corridors, others also must refrain.
It includes establishing riparian buffer zones
around streams and ponds that will be planted with native grasses and large woody plants.
These solutions embrace ecotechnology, which includes restoring or building wetlands and riparian buffer zones
This includes leaving snags, logs and scattered live trees for wildlife habitat and protecting riparian buffer zones
along streams and waterways.
Efficiency and dimensioning of riparian buffer zones
in agricultural catchments.
Riparian buffer zones
have another benefit: They may allow more carbon to be stored in the soil.