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Indicator: Riparian Buffers

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Last Revision
2020-08-15 04:00:00
Release Date
2020-08-15 04:00:00
Start Date
2019-08-15 04:00:00
End Date
2021-08-15 04:00:00

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Rua Mordecai(Point of Contact), Amy Keister(Point of Contact), Hilary Morris(Point of Contact), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service(Point of Contact), Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS)(Point of Contact), 2020-08-15(lastRevision), 2020-08-15(Release), Indicator: Riparian Buffers, http://www.southatlanticlcc.org/blueprint/, http://secassoutheast.org/blueprint

Summary

This indicator is a continuous index that measures the amount of natural landcover in the estimated floodplain, by catchment.Reason for SelectionHabitat near rivers and streams is strongly linked to water quality and instream flow (Naiman 1997), is easy to monitor and model, and is widely used and understood by diverse partners. These buffers provide a “front line defense” for aquatic systems.Input Data– Estimated Floodplain Map of the Conterminous U.S. from the EPA EnviroAtlas (see this factsheet for more information)– 2016 National Land Cover Database (NLCD)– National Hydrography Dataset Plus Version 2 (NHD Plus Version 2)Mapping Steps1) We used the EPA estimated floodplain layer to estimate riparian buffers.2) We mapped natural [...]

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otherRestrictions - limitation not listed; This work is licensed under a [Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). The blueprint data and maps provided are only intended for use as a reference tool for landscape-level conservation planning efforts.

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