Conservation buffers are strips of vegetation placed in the landscape to influence ecological processes and provide a variety of goods and services to us. They are called by many names, including wildlife corridors, greenways, windbreaks, and filter strips to name just a few.
Benefits that conservation buffers provide to us include protecting soil resources, improving air and water quality, enhancing fish and wildlife habitat, and beautifying the landscape. In addition, buffers offer landowners an array of economic opportunities including protection and enhancement of existing enterprises.
Types of conservation buffers:
Conservation Buffer Resources
Come into the Dodge Soil and Water Conservation District/Natural Resource Conservation Service office in Dodge Center, MN for more information on technical and financial assistance for conservation buffers.