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dc.contributor.authorKlapproth, Julia Caldwellen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:57:34Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:57:34Z
dc.date.issued1999-02-08en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-041399-091320en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/37075
dc.description.abstractThrough the interaction of their soils, hydrology, and biotic communities, riparian forests protect and improve water quality, provide habitat for plants and animals, support aquatic communities, and provide many benefits to humans. Virginia, along with other states in the Chesapeake Bay region, has recognized the importance of riparian forests by implementing a plan to restore forested buffers along streams, rivers, and lakes. This project reviews selected literature on riparian forest buffers, including water quality functions, benefits to fish and wildlife, and human benefits. The review also discusses riparian buffer restoration and some of the costs and barriers associated with riparian forest buffer establishment. Information on financial and technical assistance programs available to Virginia landowners is included.

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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectwildlifeen_US
dc.subjectaquatic communitiesen_US
dc.subjectriparian foresten_US
dc.subjectwater qualityen_US
dc.subjectrecreationen_US
dc.subjectaestheticsen_US
dc.subjectcommunity benefitsen_US
dc.subjectrestorationen_US
dc.subjectalternative incomeen_US
dc.subjectcost-shareen_US
dc.subjecttechnical assistanceen_US
dc.titleFunction, Design, and Establishment of Riparian Forest Buffers: A Reviewen_US
dc.typeMajor paperen_US
dc.contributor.departmentForestryen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Forestryen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairJohnson, James E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberShaffer, Robert M. Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAust, Wallace Michaelen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-041399-091320/en_US
dc.date.sdate1999-04-13en_US
dc.date.rdate1999-04-14
dc.date.adate1999-04-14en_US


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