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Conservation Buffers: Design Guidelines for Buffers, Corridors, and Greenways
The Conservation Buffers website offers resources for planning and designing buffers in rural and urban landscapes. The primary resource is Conservation Buffers: Design Guidelines for Buffers, Corridors, and Greenways which provides over 80 illustrated design guidelines synthesized and developed from a review of over 1400 research publications.
Each guideline describes a specific way that a vegetative buffer can be applied to protect soil, improve air and water quality, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, produce economic products, provide recreation opportunities, or beautify the landscape.
This publication is available for order in English and Spanish as a spiral-bound field guide, as a downloadable PDF in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Mongolian and—most recently—in French, and at this website as an online version in English. Other design tools and resources will be added to this site. Click on Other Tools to find out what is currently available.