5.4.2 Protect/conserve/enhance/utilize riparian areas
The Executive Council of the Chesapeake Bay Program defines a Riparian Forest Buffer as "an area of trees, usually accompanied by shrubs and other vegetation, that is adjacent to a body of water and which is managed to maintain the integrity of stream channels and shorelines, to reduce the impact of upland sources of pollution by trapping, filtering and converting sediments, nutrients, and other chemicals, and to supply food, cover, and thermal protection to fish and other wildlife."
- Protect Sensitive/Special Value Resources
- Cluster and Concentrate
- Minimize disturbance/minimize maintenance
- Reduce Impervious cover
- Source Control