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Streamside Forests

Roger Rohrer points out a planting of switchgrass on a steep section of his farm.

One Farmer’s Journey to Planting a Better Buffer

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It’s not just one practice that can clean up a stream, but a lot of practices. And it’s not just one farmer; it takes every farmer along a stream to get it clean and keep it clean.

John Young and Lamonte Garber take stock of a three-acre riparian buffer planted on the Young farm.

A Riparian Buffer Takes Root in Lancaster County

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Maintenance is critical to the survival of riparian buffers. We visited John Young on a buffer maintenance day, checking in on the trees, the weeds, and the birds.

A woman carries tree shelters as she helps maintain a streamside forest buffer.

Doing Good Better: Refining Buffer Restoration Methods

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The goal of improving the survival and growth of trees has persisted through decades of research. Yet, with every new advance, new questions arise.

Brian and Lynette Saunder at the fence that keeps their cattle away from the newly planted buffer.

Lancaster Farm Buffers Its Effect on Chesapeake Bay

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“God blessed us with this land, and we want to do our little part in conserving it and just making it a better place for everyone,” Lynette Sauder said.

Targeted Agricultural Best Management Practices and Forested Buffers for Chester County Focus Areas

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This project implements agricultural best management practices (BMPs) and forested buffers on farms, which includes stormwater-runoff controls for barnyards and mushroom compost processing areas, new and seasonally earlier cover crops,…

Targeted Agricultural Best Management Practices and Forested Buffers

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

In targeted portions of the Chesapeake Bay watershed in Lancaster and Chester counties, Pa., the project implements whole-farm systems of best management practices on about two dozen farms, restores about…

Stroud Water Research Center/Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Forested Buffer Partnership

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This project restores 30 acres of forested buffer in the west branch of Red Clay Creek and includes care after planting. The buffers are part of whole-farm work on a…

Forested Buffers for Farms in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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This project provides funding for five farms in Lancaster and Chester counties in Pennsylvania to install forested buffers and any needed infrastructure to protect streams from livestock. Funded by: Pa.…

Improving Success and Cutting Costs on Riparian Buffers

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership contracts with the Stroud Center to test tree planting and maintenance-related materials. The goal is to demonstrate methods that maintain high levels…

Agricultural Best Management Practices and Buffers for Middle Schuylkill Focus Area

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This project will assist at least eight farmers to plan and implement at least 80 agricultural best management practices on the condition that they also install forested buffers on their…