Retain riparian buffer strips during timber harvest
Overall effectiveness category Evidence not assessed
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Retained riparian forest buffer strips can help to shield waterways from potentially negative impacts of tree harvesting, such as sedimentation. Such retained habitat may also enable persistence of forest mammals following clearfelling (Hannon et al. 2002).
Hannon S.J., Paszkowski C.A., Boutin S., DeGroot J., Macdonald S.E., Wheatley M. & Eaton B.R. (2002) Abundance and species composition of amphibians, small mammals, and songbirds in riparian forest buffer strips of varying widths in the boreal mixedwood of Alberta. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 32, 1784–1800.