Definitions for "SMZ"
Streamside Management Zone. the land, together with the vegetation that supports it, immediately in contact with the stream and sufficiently close to have a major influence on the total ecological character and functional processes of the stream. (see also Riparian Management Area)
Special Management Zone - Status applied by Forestry Victoria to areas of forest that they acknowledge have special values. Logging can still occur within a SMZ.
streamside management zone. a designated area that consists of the stream itself and an adjacent area of varying width where management practices that might affect water quality, fish, or other aquatic resources are modified. The SMZ acts as a filter and absorption zone for sediments, maintains shade, protects riparian and terrestrial riparian habitat; protects channels and stream banks, and promotes floodplain stability.