AEC focuses on Riparian Buffers at Ag Progress Days
Posted: July 16, 2012
What is a Riparian Buffer?
A riparian buffer is a vegetated area next to streams, wetlands, ponds, rivers and lakes. Come and see how they work at Penn State's Agriculture and Environment Center at Ag Progress Days. There will be a model riparian buffer which viewers can use to show the AEC experts what their riparian buffer situation is on their land. Ask questions, get advise, and enjoy yourself while learning more about riparian buffers.
What can a Riparian Buffer do for me?
Riparian buffers are a farmer and landowner’s most effective tool for protecting the health of the waterways, livestock, adjacent crops or property, and all who drink and use water downstream. There are also monetary benefits available for eligible landowners who implement this best management practice. Learn more at CREPpa.org and at the AEC table at APD.
A one-page flyer of easy-to-find resources will be available at the AEC table. On this handout, you will find online resources for issues such as Stream Restoration, Riparian Buffer Guide to Success, Riparian Buffers for Wildlife, Forest Friendly Development, Stormwater Management, and much more. To view or print this flyer from your computer, click here.
Also, take home a brochure with complete explanations of three different buffer plans: Streambank Fencing, Fence and Vegetated Buffers, and Forested Riparian Buffers. This brochure also includes an overview of what a riparian buffer is and what issues can come from not implementing a buffer on your land. To view or print this brochure from your computer, click here.