The project considered what types and configurations of vegetative buffers might be effective in slowing soil loss at a Loess Hills site.
Will a planted buffer combined with periodic harvest of trees reduce phosphorus loss to adjacent stream, and prevent stream extension into the field?
A planted buffer (grass and trees) with periodic harvest of the cottonwood trees allowed phosphorus entrapment and removal before reaching the stream. Also, the stream did not extend further into the field as had occurred in the past.
Sally Logsdon, Mike Burkhart
Year of Grant Completion
Kelly, J. M.; Logsdon, Sally D.; and Burkhart, Michael, "Economically sustainable riparian buffer to promote bank stability and reduce gully erosion and phosphorus runoff in the Loess Hills" (2007). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 280.