NHANRS Wetland Buffer Workgroup – Literature

New England Wetland/Waterbody Regulations – Buffer Summary

Good Forestry Riparian Buffer Chapter

Recommended RMZ’s

Blanding’s Turtle Habitat Requirements and Implications for Conservation in Dutchess County, New York; Erik Kiviat, 1997

Streamside Forest Buffer Width Needed to Protect Stream Water Quality, Habitat, and Organisms:  A Literature Review; Bernard W. Sweeney and J. Denis Newbold, June 2014

Buffering the Buffer by Leslie M. Reid and Sue Hilton

The Architecture of Urban Stream Buffers

Flood Plain Size to Protect Stream Health by Andy Ward, FAB Engineering, Ohio State University, August 6, 2001

Core Habitat, Not Buffer Zone by Raymond D. Semlitsch and John B. Jensen

Suggested Wetland Buffer Zone Minimum Width Recommendations

Buffer Zones and Beyond.  Wildlife use of Wetland Buffer Zones and their Protection under the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act by Lynn Boyd, University of Massachusetts, July, 2001

Landscape Controls on Nitrate Removal in Stream Riparian Zones by Philippe G. F. Vidon and Alan R. Hill, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, published 10 March 2004

A Review of the Scientific Literature on Riparian Buffer Width, Extent and Vegetation by Seth Wenger, University of Georgia, revised version March 5, 1999

Planner’s Guide to Wetland Buffers for Local Governments, Environmental Law Institute, March 2008

Biological Criteria for Buffer Zones around Wetlands and Riparian Habitats for Amphibians and Reptiles, by Raymond D. Semlitsch and J. Russell Bodie, January 2003

An Evaluation of the Factors Determining the Effectiveness of Water Quality Buffer Zones, by Jonathan D. Phillips, July 1988

Utilization of 100 Foot Buffer Zones to Protect Riparian Areas in Connecticut by Brian D. Murphy, Technical Assistance Biologist, Inland Fisheries Division

The Ecology of Interfaces:  Riparian Zones by Robert J. Naiman and Henri D´ecamps, School of Fisheries, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Response Time of Wetland Biodiversity to Road Construction on Adjacent Lands by C. Scott Findlay and Josee Bourdages, February 2000

Understanding the Science behind Riparian Forest Buffers:  Resources for Virginia Landowners, 2001

Sizing Stream Setbacks to Help Maintain Stream Stability

Setting Buffer Sizes for Wetlands by James M. McElfish, Jr., Rebecca L. Kihslinger and Sandra Nichols

Identifying Riparian Sinks for Watershed Nitrate using Soil Surveys, A. E. Rosenblatt, A. J. Gold, M. H. Stolt, P. M. Groffman and D. Q. Kellogg, Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, December 2000

Riparian Buffer Effectiveness Literature Review Prepared by: Straughan Environmental Services, Inc. for Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Stream Temperature and Buffer Strips, March 2002

Evaluation of Buffer Width on Hydrologic Function, Water Quality, and Ecological Integrity of Wetlands by John Nieber, University of Minnesota, February 2011