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Streamside Forests

A group of students installs a tree shelter in the streamside buffer at their school.

Volunteer-Led Tree Planting Engages Students in Stewardship

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How one community’s action project is teaching students about water, trees, and wildlife and how to care for them.

Eight watershed stewards stand behind a large pile of garbage they have removed from a stream.

Starting a Watershed Organization

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Learn how the Little Lehigh Watershed Stewards started a watershed organization in their rapidly developing community and you can too.

A newly planted buffer in 2017

Forested Buffers Training for Conservation Professionals

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Dive into the fascinating world of stream ecology and learn about the importance of riparian forest buffers.

Young riparian buffer in Franklin Township, Pa.

Matthew Ehrhart of the Stroud Center Testifies at Pa. House Committee Hearing on Streamside Forests Bill

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Ehrhart’s testimony focused on what Stroud Center scientists have learned about the impact trees can have on water quality, wildlife habitat, and flood reduction.

Tom Best smiles as he stands in a young riparian buffer.

Caring for Trees

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Tom Best doesn’t own the young streamside forest he maintains each day. It’s an act of service motivated by a parental feeling toward the woods.

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

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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…

Promoting Soil Health and Riparian Buffers to Support Aquatic Diversity in Northwest Pennsylvania

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This project restores stream health by addressing excessive sedimentation in the French Creek and Shenango River waterways that threatens freshwater species. Project creates a multi-county no-till drill rental program to…

Meeting Lancaster County’s Clean Water Goals through Riparian Forest Buffers

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The project increases capacity for and accelerates the rate of installing state-of-the-art forested buffers towards locally led clean water plans for Lancaster and Chester County. The project will result in…

Collaboration With Pa. DCNR for Riparian Forest Buffers

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This project installs riparian forested buffers for water quality and stream health improvements. Locations include but are not limited to target areas in Chester and Lancaster Counties. Funded by: Pennsylvania…

Agricultural Best Management Practices and Forested Buffers in Brandywine-Christina Focus Areas

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Farmers receive assistance to plan and implement at least 80 agricultural best management practices on the condition that they also install forested buffers on their streams. Funded by: National Fish…