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The purpose of this note is to identify four basic steps to follow when designing a riparian buffer. The design steps should determine what benefits are needed, identify the best types of vegetation to provide the needed benefits, determine the minimum acceptable buffer width, and develop an installation and maintenance plan.
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Dosskey, Michael G.; Schultz, Richard C.; and Isenhart, Thomas M., "How to Design a Riparian Buffer for Agricultural Land" (1997). Forestry Publications. 8.