buffer toolbox drawing

The buffer establishment and management toolbox has been designed for local government staff to guide the implementation of riparian buffers from initial watershed planning through buffer management.

The process outlined in this Toolbox starts with watershed planning, building partnerships, site selection, and then covers site assessment, the design process, and buffer implementation. Buffer establishment strategies are covered under earthwork and site preparation, planting, and site management. Links to additional resource information, including detailed planting and management discussions, are also provided.