The Economic Value of Streamside Forest Buffers

American Rivers’ report, The Economic Value of Riparian Buffers presents research findings from the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland to increase what is understand of economic values associated with the current scientific evidence supporting protection and restoration of forested streamside areas known as riparian buffers. The scientific, economic and policy literature all indicate that riparian buffers deliver multiple benefits for rivers and people and can be an effective restoration, conservation and management practice that is generally appropriate for all land use types. – See more at: