Retain riparian buffer strips during timber harvest
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Retaining forest strips along water courses or around ponds during timber harvest can help mitigate the effects of habitat loss and disturbance for forest species. They can also help sustain the microclimate and reduce potential problems such as soil erosion. Retained habitat strips also provide corridors for dispersal.
For other studies on the effects of buffer strips see Threat: Agriculture – Create uncultivated margins around arable or pasture fields; Threat: Pollution – Plant riparian buffer strips; and Habitat protection – Retain buffer zones around core habitat.