Definitions for "Riparian Buffer"
Keywords:  ponds, upland, wildlife, runoff, shrubs
A corridor of permanent vegetation from the edge of the stream or other body of water.
A vegetated protective area next to a water body serving as a barrier against polluted runoff and a habitat corridor for terrestrial animals.
A strip of vegetation along the bank of a body of water which slows the rate of flow of runoff from adjoining uplands, causing sediment and other materials to fall out onto the land before the runoff enters and pollutes the body of water.