Riparian Buffers

Areas of stream bank sections (including main stem, tributaries and small head water streams) lacking a riparian buffer, or vegetated strip that protects from the impact of adjacent land uses. Locations are identified as lacking either one or both of the following conditions: 50' wide or more forest and at least 50% canopy closure. Data originates from the Heritage Conservancy Assessment, funded by the PA department of Environmental Protection's Coastal Zone Management and Pennsylvania Stream ReLeaf programs.

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Created December 8, 2014, 21:51 (UTC)
Area of Interest SE Pennsylvania (Berks; Bucks; Chester; Delaware; Montgomery; Northampton; and Philadelphia counties)
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