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Shoreline Conservation Designing Landscape Buffers for Water Quality.

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1 Shoreline Conservation Designing Landscape Buffers for Water Quality

2 Shoreline Conservation Topics Designing Shoreline Buffers for Water Quality Concepts & Examples Guidelines for Installing a Buffer Maintenance Guidelines Native Plants for Shoreline Buffers

3 Designing Shoreline Buffers

4 Design Process Site Analysis Define Goals Accurately Map Existing Site Conditions Develop Schematic Design Refine Design, Select Plants

5 Concepts and Examples







12 Guidelines for Installing Buffers

13 If possible let natural succession take the lead and adjust from there. Handle erosion forces with bio-engineering techniques, when applicable. Minimize ground disturbance, preserve existing root mass. Select plants based upon plant community models.

14 Cylindrical structures composted of coconut husk fibers bound together with twine woven from coconut material to protect slopes from erosion while trapping sediment which encourages plant growth within the fiber roll. Coconut Fiber Rolls

15 Alternating layers of plantings and compacted soil with natural or synthetic geo-textile materials wrapped around each soil lift to rebuild and vegetate eroded shoreline. This may be used in conjunction with stone armoring. Vegetated Geogrids

16 Maintenance Guidelines

17 Select desired succession level and manage accordingly Keep undesirable trees and shrubs minimized by cut and paint No fertilizers or sprayed herbicides if possible

18 Native Plants For Shoreline Buffers

19 Ironweed Veronia noveboracensis

20 Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis

21 Joe-Pye-Weed Eupatorium fistulosum

22 River Oats Chasmanthium latifolium

23 Switch Grass Panicum virgatum

24 Narrow Leaved Cattail Typha angustifolia

25 Blue Flag Iris Iris versicolor

26 White Top Sedge Rhynchospora colorata

27 Soft Rush Juncus effusus

28 Virginia Sweetspire Itea virginica

29 Summer Sweet Clethra Clethra alnifolia


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