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01:45 Oct 30, 2002
Spanish to English translations [PRO] Science - Environment & Ecology / environment
Spanish term or phrase:bosque protector de ribera
This appears in an environmental impact study. I understand the idea, but what is the correct term in English?
Explanation: I know the question is old and long closed, but I ran across it when looking for something else. This answer is to give the term that is usually used, for the sake of the glossary:
A riparian forest buffer is an area of trees and shrubs
located adjacent to streams, lakes, ponds, and
Riparian forest buffers of sufficient width intercept
sediment, nutrients, pesticides, and other materials in
surface runoff and reduce nutrients and other pollutants
in shallow subsurface water flow. Woody vegetation in
buffers provides food and cover for wildlife, helps lower
water temperatures by shading waterbody, and slows out-of-bank flood flows. In addition, the vegetation
closest to the stream or waterbody provides litter fall
and large woody debris important to aquatic organisms.
Also, the woody roots increase the resistance of
streambanks and shorelines to erosion caused by high
water flows or waves. Some species established or
managed in a riparian forest buffer can be managed to
provide timber, wood fiber, and horticultural products. http://www.unl.edu/nac/jobsheets/ripjob.pdf
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