Provide buffer strips along rivers and streams
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Buffer strips along rivers and streams are designed to reduce pollution from agricultural or other activities from reaching waterways. They should reduce soil erosion and ensure that water remains clearer and less polluted.
Buffer strips can consist of one or more of: a zone of native, river-side trees; a second zone of native shrubs and a third zone of native grasses and forbs.