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Streamside Forests

Conservation Awards Given to Stroud Center and Deep Roots Valley Farm

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We’re excited to share that the Stroud Center was named Conservation Organization of the Year by the Berks County Conservation District.

Restoration News, Fall 2014

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In between the flurry of watershed restoration planning and field work that the Stroud Restoration Team carries out, it organized several riparian forest buffer workshops through the region this fall.

Study: 100-Foot Wide Forest Keeps Streams Healthy

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New literature review shows streamside forest buffers should be at least 100 feet wide on each side to protect freshwater ecosystems from human activities.

Streamside Forest Restoration to Improve Water Quality — Crum Creek

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This project involved an experimental planting of 925 trees on 4.1 acres of riparian land for keeping pollutants out of two headwater tributaries of Crum Creek and learning new insights into how to properly install the bird netting, associated with protective shelters, placed on all seedlings to increase their survival and growth.

Trees Can Be a Stream’s Best Friend

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Tree-lined streams aren’t just pretty — healthy trees also make for healthier streams. How’s that, you ask?

Small Streams: The Heart and Soul of Waterways

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When it comes to water quality, size is definitely not everything. Listen up for the big impact of small streams

Students Learn Fish Grow on Trees

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Students raised trout from eggs, monitored tank water quality, recorded fish behavior, engaged in stream studies, and learned to appreciate water resources.

How Many Trees Does It Take to Protect a Stream?

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A literature review by the Stroud Center concluded that forest buffers should be at least 30 meters, or nearly 100 feet, wide to adequately protect streams.

Sharing Our Science: Winter 2014

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Stroud Center Models Farm Stewardship at PA Farm Show; Wise Shares Importance of Trees to Streams; Sweeney Speaks In Support of Streamside Forests.

A Holistic Approach to Restoring Streams

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The Watershed Restoration Group is building relationships with all of the farmers along two headwater tributaries to restore, protect, and monitor them.