Title page for ETD etd-041399-091320


Type of Document Major Paper
Author Klapproth, Julia Caldwell
URN etd-041399-091320
Title Function, Design, and Establishment of Riparian Forest Buffers: A Review
Degree Master of Forestry
Department Forestry
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Johnson, James E. Committee Chair
Aust, Wallace Michael Committee Member
Shaffer, Robert M. Jr. Committee Member
Keywords
  • wildlife
  • aquatic communities
  • riparian forest
  • water quality
  • recreation
  • aesthetics
  • community benefits
  • restoration
  • alternative income
  • cost-share
  • technical assistance
Date of Defense 1999-02-08
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Through the interaction of their soils, hydrology, and biotic communities, riparian forests protect and improve water quality, provide habitat for plants and animals, support aquatic communities, and provide many benefits to humans. Virginia, along with other states in the Chesapeake Bay region, has recognized the importance of riparian forests by implementing a plan to restore forested buffers along streams, rivers, and lakes. This project reviews selected literature on riparian forest buffers, including water quality functions, benefits to fish and wildlife, and human benefits. The review also discusses riparian buffer restoration and some of the costs and barriers associated with riparian forest buffer establishment. Information on financial and technical assistance programs available to Virginia landowners is included.

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