Vegetative Buffers

Why are vegetative buffers important?

Preventing soils from becoming disturbed from their location is the most efficient and cost effective way to avoid soils from being lost. 

Used as a sediment buffer, existing vegetation can increase the effectiveness of other sediment control methods and provide added protection around important resource areas.  Preserving existing vegetation is a low-cost BMP that will improve the effectiveness of sediment control devices.  Existing vegetation will also reduce runoff volume and help capture sediment before leaving the site.