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Protocole d’évaluation et critères d’évaluation
Le protocole d’évaluation Rives actives – Stream Wise pour les propriétés situées sur les ruisseaux et les rivières est basé sur des recherches menées sur les programmes, les règlements et les lignes directrices des zones tampons riveraines pour le Vermont, l’État de New York et le Québec dans le cadre d’une subvention parrainée par le programme du bassin du lac Champlain.
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Bibliothèque de ressources
Afin de développer un programme régional de prix Rives actives – Stream Wise qui encourage les propriétaires privés à adopter et à promouvoir des pratiques de protection et de restauration de la zone tampon des cours d’eau sur leur propriété, cette bibliothèque de ressources a été développée pour améliorer la compréhension des ressources liées à la zone tampon des cours d’eau ou à d’autres protections riveraines. les pratiques.
Régions : Les informations suivantes sont organisées par région du bassin du lac Champlain dans les tableaux qui suivent :
- Exigences réglementaires
- Incitations volontaires
- Financement pour la restauration
- Pour les propriétés non commerciales/agricoles/forestières
- Pour les propriétés commerciales/agricoles/forestières
- Assistance technique
|Resource Name||Agency / Organization||Audience||Link||Summary||Funding or Financial Incentive?||Vintage|
|Protection policy for lakeshores, riverbanks, littoral zones, and floodplains||Government of Quebec - Minister of the Environment||Developers, Businesses, Landowners||Here||Law establishes basic guidelines for buffer zones:|
5m minimum where nothing else is possible (small lots under redevelopment)
10m where slope is less than 30% OR slope greater than 30% but river bank less than 5m high
15m where slope is greater than 30% OR slope is greater than 30% with river bank greater than 5m high
All widths measured horizontally from high water mark
Floodplains also protected under variety of national, provincial, and local control
Includes provisions for high and low velocity zones (20-yr and 100-yr flood zones respectively)
|Portrait of the Basin - Chapter 'Bandes riveraines' Riparian Buffer||OBVBM||Developers, Buisnesses, Landowners||Here||Provincial law dictates the aforementioned buffer widths|
Municipal areas (MRC - municipalite regionale de comte or Municipal Regional County) are adopting their own rules
MRC Memphremagog - no vegetation maintenance within 5m from high water mark (Ligne des hautes eaux)
Indvidual towns have adopted their own regs - e.g. Austin dictates 10m from LHE
Ville de Dunham - no intervention and revegetation of first 3m of the bank
MRC Brome-Mississquoi - no lawn mowing 3m from top of slope (residential) & min. 2m buffer from top of slope for agriculture
Initiative: 2014 le Cadre règlementaire sur la gestion des eaux de
surface et du contrôle de l'érosion (REGES)
2012 - OBVBM & MRC Brome-Mississquoi planted 10,000 shrubs in Frelighsburg, Stranbridge East, Bedford, Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge, and Pike River
2009 - MRC Brome-Mississquoi and ville de Lac-Brome started a riparian buffer nursery for native plants - 25,000 plants/year - have planted 50,000 so far
MRC Memphremagog - also has low-cost riparian plant program
Mentions now-defunct agro-forestry program in Brochets River basin - Cooperative de Solidarite de bassin
|Cadre règlementaire sur la gestion des eaux de surface et du contrôle de l'érosion (REGES)||MRC Brome-Mississquoi||Developers, Buisnesses, Landowners||Here||For urban areas - |
10m when slope is <25% | 15m when slope is >25% & greater than 5m tall
15m outside urban areas
3m from LHE in agricultural areas (if sloped to water course - measure from top of slope)
|Bandes Riveraines Rules||MRC Memphremagog||Developers, Buisnesses, Landowners||Here||Minimum 5 - 7.5m buffer alongside streams and rivers, depending on slope (mowing is also prohibited)|
Up to 2m around an existing building can be mowed
Otherwise, the same regulations stipulated by the province apply
|Union des Producteurs Agricoles - Operation Bandes Riveraines||UPA||Agriculture||Here||Establishes guidelines for riparian buffers for agricultural production areas - in general:|
Minimum of 3m from High Water Line (Lignes des Hautes Eaux)
Various factors can affect how that minimum is measured and determined
|Portrait of the Basin - Chapter 'Erosion des berges' (bank erosion)||OBVBM||Landowners||Here||Encourages 3 strata for bank vegetation (grass/shrub/tree)|
Encourages adoption of 'espace de liberte' which is basically hydrogeomorphic corridor
Specifies bioengineering practices
|Guide de Mise en Valeur Riveraine||OBVBM||Landowners||Here||Guide for lake and river/stream front landowners to adopt landscaping or other practices that protect water quality||2012|
|Bandes Riveraines Program of QuebecVert||QuebecVert||Landowners||Here||QuébecVert, formerly FIHOQ (Interdisciplinary Federation of Ornamental Horticulture in Quebec), has the mission of representing and promoting the ornamental, environmental and food horticulture sector and promoting its growth with a view to sustainable development. with a view to sustainable development. Their Bande Riveraine program has many tools to creating effective riparian buffers.||Current|
|FUNDING FOR RESTORATION:|
|PrimeVert||Quebec Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ) supports||Agriculture||Here||The Prime-Vert program covers mixed wide riparian strip projects (a row of trees / shrubs with herbaceous section) with a width of 5 to 25 meters, measured from the high water mark. Projects of tree or shrub riparian strips 5 to 10 meters wide are also eligible.||Yes|
|Wildlife Habitat Enhancement||Quebec Wildlife Foundation||Agriculture||Here||The Quebec Wildlife Foundation grants financial assistance to projects to protect and enhance wildlife habitats in small and medium-sized agricultural watersheds.||Yes|
|Environment Canada's Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk||Environment Canada||Practitioners, Landowners||HereHere||This program funds projects aimed at protecting the habitats of species at risk as well as projects aimed at preventing other species from being threatened with extinction. This program is aimed at both organizations and individuals.||Yes|
|ALUS Canada Program||ALUS Canada||Agriculture||Here||ALUS helps farmers and ranchers with the restoration of wetlands, reforestation, planting of windbreaks, installation of riparian buffer zones, management of sustainable drainage systems, creation of pollinator habitats and the implementation of other ecological projects on their property.||Yes|
|Protecting shorelines, floodplains, and wetland||OBVBM||Landowners||Here||Describes general practices for protecting shorelines||Unknown|
|Shorelines and Health - Public Awareness Sign||OBVBM||Landowners||Here||Large format public awareness sign on the value of protecting lake and river/stream shoreline||Unknown|
|Waterline Property Owner's Guide||OBVBM||Landowners||Here||Information sheet for shoreline property owners on lakes regarding lawn/pesticide/other planting practices||Unknown|
|Biomechanical Stabilization Fact Sheet||OBVBM||Landowners||Here||Information sheet for shoreline property owners on lakes regarding various measures to stabilize banks||Unknown|
|Extrait Guide des bonnes pratiques, chapitre 7 Protection des rives, du littoral et des plaines inondables||Développement durable, de l’Environnement, de la Faune et des Parcs (MDDEFP)||Practitioners||Here||A guide to bioengineering BMPs for river and stream bank stabilization.||2005|
|CONTRÔLE DE L’ÉROSION DES COURS D’EAU||Développement durable, de l’Environnement, de la Faune et des Parcs (MDDEFP) et le ministère des Affaires municipales , des Régions et de l’Occupation du territoire (MAMROT)||Practitioners||Here||Chapter from the Guide de Gestion des Eaux Pluviales specifically on controlling erosion of river and stream banks.||Unknown|
|GUIDE DE GESTION DES EAUX PLUVIALES||Développement durable, de l’Environnement, de la Faune et des Parcs (MDDEFP) et le ministère des Affaires municipales , des Régions et de l’Occupation du territoire (MAMROT)||Practitioners||Here||Stormwater management guide for the province of Quebec (regulatory). Covers application of BMPs (Pratiques de Gestion Optimales (PGO) in French).||2014|
|Various Publications on Species for Green Infrastructure||QuebecVert||Practitioners, Landowners||Here||Current|
|Repertoire des vegetaux recommande pour la vegetalisation des bandes riveraines du Quebec (Directory of plants recommended for the vegetation of riparian strips)||QuebecVert||Practitioners, Landowners||Here||Comprehensive riparian buffer planting guide for native species in Quebec|
Developed with input from FIHOQ, Association Quebecoise des Producteurs en Pepinere (AQPP) and Regroupement des Organisations de Bassin du Quebec (ROBVQ)
|Guide de bonnes pratiques Aménagement et techniques de restauration des bandes riveraines (Guide to good practice: Planning and restoratio techniques for riparian buffers)||QuebecVert||Practitioners, Landowners||Here||Comprehensive guide to planning and planting techniques for riparian restoration (for maritime environments as well)||2013|
|Bandes Riveraines||Environnement Quebec||Practitioners, Landowners||Here||Quebec gov't page with links to buffer resources||Current|
|Virage Eau||MRC Brome-Mississquoi||Practitioners, Landowners||Here||Variety of resources and links to river buffer information||Current|
|Les Bandes Riveraines - Les Especes recommandees||MRC Memphremagog||Practitioners, Landowners||Here||Two page leaflet describing the type of native species recommended for riparian restoration.||2011|
|Resource Name||Agency / Organization||Audience||Link||Summary||Funding or Financial Incentive?||Vintage||Additional Resources|
|Waterways, Coastlines & Wetlands Permits||NYS DEC||Website||Table of permits needed for specific locations and types of projects|
|Protection of Waters Regulatory Program||NYS DEC||Here||Title 5 of Article 15 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) , is to preserve and protect these lakes, rivers, streams and ponds. Certain waters of the state are protected on the basis of their classification. Streams and small water bodies located in the course of a stream with a classification of AA, A (drinking source), or B (contact rec), or with a classification of C (non-contact rec) with a standard of (T - trout) or (TS - trout spawning) are collectively referred to as "protected streams," and are subject to the stream protection provisions of the Protection of Waters regulations.|
Environmental Resource Mapper (ERM) to identify protected streams
|Protection of Waters Regulatory Program: Disturbance of The Bed or Banks of a Protected Stream or Other Watercourse||NYS DEC||Here||Protection of Waters Permit required for disturbing bed or bank of protected streams. |
Bank = slope adjacent to stream necessary to maintain integrity of watercourse up to 50' away from mean high water line, including area beyond 50' when a generally uniform slope of 45 degrees (100%) or greater adjoins the bed of a watercourse
Some activities exempt (ag crossing, irrigation withdrawal)
|NYS Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers System Act||NYS DEC & APA||Website||Many rivers subject to special protection, river corriders general include the land within 1/4 mile of the river,|
Rivers/segments designated as wild - no new structures and limited access in corridor, permits needed for cutting and disturbance of vegetation within 100' of mean high water mark;
Rivers/segments designated as scenic - no new structures within 250' of mean high water mark, permits needed for cutting and disturbance of vegetation within 100' of mean high water mark;
for rivers/segments designated as recreational - no new structures within 150' of mean high water mark, permits needed for cutting and disturbance of vegetation within 100' of mean high water mark
|MS4 Permit||EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)||Here||Riparian buffers can help meet MS4 permit requirements of minimum control measures: |
2 - Public participation (volunteer tree planting, volunteer maintenance)
5 - Management of post-construction site runoff
|Stormwater Management Design Manual||NYS||Website||Guidance for SW mgmt practices to comply with state stormwater performance standards, a key component of the Phase II State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) general permit for stormwater runoff from construction activities from all sizes of disturbance.|
CH. 5 Green Infrastructure Practices, 5.1: Planning for GI: Preservation of Natural Features and Conservation Design
Riparian Buffer Management Zones:
Streamside Zone - min. 25' width + wetlands and critical habitat
Middle Zone - Variable, min. 25'
Outer Zone - min. 25' setback from structure
5.1.2: Preservation of Buffers - guidance to define, delineate, and preserve buffers
5.3: Green Infrastructure Techniques, 5.3.1: Conservation of Natural Areas - Conserved area must be at least 10,000 sq ft, must preserve indefinitely, runoff cannot be directed into the buffer,
5.3.2: Sheetflow to Riparian Buffers or filter strips
Max. contribution length: 150' pervious cover, 75' impervious, sheetflow (up to 3% slope) or level spreader
Sheetflow to Riparian Buffers (fully vegetated):
50' for <8% slope
75' for 8-12% slope
100' for 12-15% slope
no overflow to waterbody
|Adirondack Park Agency (APA) Act||Adirondack Park Agency||Citizen's Guide||Website||Protections for certain river corridors, river corriders general include the land within 1/4 mile of the river, |
Shoreline cutting (except to remove diseased, rotten, damaged trees) must comply with the following restrictions: (a) Within 35' of the mean high-water mark, no more than 30 percent of the trees
in excess of six inches diameter at breast height (4.5' above ground) may be cut over any 10-year period. (b) Within 6' of the mean high-water mark, no more than 30 percent of any vegetation may be removed.
Any new structure exceeding 100 sq. ft. must comply with min. setbacks from mean high water mark of any waterway: Hamlet - 50 feet, Moderate Intensity Use - 50 feet, Low Intensity Use - 75 feet, Rural Use - 75 feet, Resource Management - 100 feet
|Freshwater Wetlands Act||NYS DEC||Website||Permit required for any disturbance within a wetland, defined as “any land which is annually subject to periodic or continual inundation by water and commonly referred to as a bog, swamp or marsh which are either (a) one acre or more in size or (b) located adjacent to a body of water, including a permanent stream, with which there is free interchange of water at the surface, in which case there is no size limitation.”|
|Protection of Waters Permit: Excavation or Fill in Navigable Waters||NYS DEC||Website||A Protection Of Waters Permit is required for: Excavating or placing fill in navigable waters of the state, below the mean high water level, including adjacent and contiguous marshes and wetlands. Navigable waters include lakes, rivers and other waterways and water bodies on which water vessels with a capacity of one or more persons are operated or can be operated.|
|Water Quality Certification, Section 401 & 404, Clean Water Act||DEC Federal Permit, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE)||Website||Placing fill or undertaking activities resulting in a discharge to waters of the United States where|
|Wetland and Watercourse Protection Measures||NYS Office of Planning and Development||Here||NYS DOS prepared a collection of model local laws in consultation with NYS DEC to increase resiliency in face of climate change, as required by the NYS Community Risk and Resiliency Act (2014).|
State and federal regulation of streams is limited. New York State regulates the alteration of the bed and bank of “protected” streams. Protected status is based on designation of streams for human uses such as drinking, swimming, or fishing. The beds of navigable streams are regulated by the federal Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE). No state or federal regulation limits development in stream buffers or riparian areas. Many communities use their police powers to protect additional streams and require development setbacks from streams.
Up to local municipalities - Example language for municipal regulation:
Protection of all land within...
100' of perennial stream centerline
50' of intermittent stream centerline
25' of other watercourses centerline
150' of mean high tide mark of tidal river
|Riparian Buffer/Shoreline Protection Model Ordinances||Genesee Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council||Here||Contains model municipality language for stream setbacks (non-MS4)|
Example from Ithaca recommends:
2 Zones - setbacks based on stream size - setbacks from stream center
35-175 acres: total width 35'
175-1500 acres: total width 50'
>1500 acres: total width 100'
|Lake George Park Commission Streambank Regulations||Lake George Park Commission||Website||***The LGPC is currently in the process of updating the Stormwater Regulations (public comment period closes November 27th, 2020). |
The Stream Corridor Protection Regulations are being developed as a separate regulatory package to meet the intent of the Lake George Law, NYS ECL Article 43. The proposed stream corridor protections are as follows:
- 35’ stream buffer protection/clearing standards, applying to DEC regulated streams
- Standards for stream crossings/culverts that mirror existing updated DEC permit conditions
(See additional resources website for regulation updates).
Regulations protect water quality and groundwater within the Lake George Park.
Section 43-0112 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) conveys broad responsibility to the Commission to preserve and protect the lake’s superior water quality. The Commission is required to develop stormwater management regulations, in consultation with each municipality in the Park, subject to the approval of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). The regulations guide preparation of Stormwater Management Plans (SMPs) and Stormwater Regulatory Programs (SRPs). The Commission’s stormwater management regulations enacted as required by Article 43, are designed to prevent any increase in stormwater runoff from any development in order to reduce flooding, siltation and streambank erosion.
The goal of this program is the protection of water quality. Control of Stormwater runoff after construction and erosion during construction is required for new development projects.
Towns have the option to adopt local ordinances and administer the permit program themselves or to have the Commission administer the program.
It is a violation of the Lake George Park Commission Stormwater Management regulations to maintain a condition which, due to a human disturbance of land, vegetative cover, or soil, results in the erosion of soil into any water body.
|Champlain Watershed Improvement Coalition of New York (CWICNY)||5 LCB Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Lake Champlain Lake George Regional Planning Board (LCLGRPB)||Website||Goes beyond political boundaries and incorporates public sector/private citizen partnership to complete projects that benefit the watershed to reduce P loading in Lake Champlain||Yes|
|Trees for Tribs Home Page||NYS DEC||Website||Saratoga Tree Nursery program providing landowners, municipalites and conservation organizations with free technical assistance and low- or no-cost native trees and shrubs to plant along streams. |
Buffer in a Bag program provides landowners with a free bag of bare-root trees and shrubs to enahnce streamside area on their property.
The Grant Program is for non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and municipalities to conduct large-scale streamside planting projects in New York.
One of their fact sheets recommends min width at 30' up to 100'
|Hudson Estuary Trees for Tribs||The Hudson River Estuary Program||Website||Support for streamside plantings in the Hudson Valley.||Yes|
|NYS Trout Streams & Restorations||NYS Council of Trout Unlimited||Website||The Resource Management Team serves over 30 Trout Unlimited Chapters in NYS as they implement TU's Strategic Plan for conservation.||Yes||Manuals/Forms|
|Au Sable River Restoration Program||Au Sable River Association||Website||Natural channel design stream restoration projects in the Ausable River Watershed in partnership with US Fish & Wildlife Services and Adirondack Chapter of Trout Unlimited||Yes|
|Annual Tree & Shrub Program||Soil & Water Conservation Districts||Washington||Tree, shrub, and other plants for sale at bulk prices to landowners within the counties these SWCDs serve. Orders due in winter (Jan-March) and available for pick up in late April.||No||Essex||Warren|
|Stream Stabilization Program||Washington County SWCD||Website||"The District works closely with farmers, landowners, municipalities, NYS-DEC, and US Fish & Wildlife Service to evaluate and address streambank erosion problems. We provide technical assistance, construction oversight, and in some cases, we can secure funding toward these projects. Possible funding sources include state, federal and private sources, such as Trout Unlimited or the Fish America Foundation."||No|
|Catskill Stream Buffer Initiative (CSBI)||Catskill Streams||Here||Goal of CSBI is to inform and assist landowners in better stewardhsip of their riparian area through protection, enhancement, management, and restoration through Riparian Corridor Management Plans, BMP design, and educational materials||Yes|
|Upper Susquehanna Coalition (USC) Riparian Buffer Program||Upper Susquehanna Coalition (USC)||Website||Provides technical assistance and funding to landowners in the northern headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed for conservation practices, including riparian buffers.||Yes|
|Conservation Easements & Mapping programs||Lake Placid Land Conservancy||Website||The Lake Placid Land Conservancy conserves land through the donation or purchase of fee lands or perpetual conservation easements, utilizing IRS tax deductibility requirements for the following resource categories: public recreation and/or education, significant natural habitat, open space for scenic enjoyment or pursuant to local government policy, and historic preservation.||Yes|
|Boquet River Nature Preserve||The Nature Conservancy - Adirondack Chapter||Website||Protects places such as Boquet River in Willsboro, NY, preserving the most intact major tributary draining into Lake Champlain||No|
|Stream Buffer Protection for SW Management||Hudson River Estuary Program (NYS DEC)||Presentation||Provides overview of riparian buffer benefits, BMPs, and NYS funding sources and programs||No||2017|
|FUNDING FOR RESTORATION|
|Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP)||NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation||Here||Provides funding for municipal green infrastructure practices, including riparian buffers. Establishment or restoration of floodplains, riparian buffers, streams, or wetlands.||Yes|
|Water Quality Improvement Program (WQIP)||NYS DEC||Here||Grant program funds municipal projects that reduce polluted runoff, improve water quality, and restore aquatic habitat. Riparian buffers on non-agricultural land are a priority practice eligible for funding. Protecting existing buffers or funding for restoration, including easement/land acquisition around public surface water sources and buffers for reservoirs.||Yes|
|Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)||USDA Farm Service Agency||Website||Agricultural landowners are eligible to receive financial incentives to remove streamside farmland from production and convert to grasses, trees, and other vegetation or restore wetlands. Includes payment of annual rent ot farmers and ranchers for 10-15 year contract.||Yes||2019||Info Sheet|
|Debt for Nature (DFN) Program||USDA Farm Service Agency||Farmers with loans from USDA-FSA may qualify for loan cancellation in exchange for implementing conservation practices, like riparian buffers||Yes||Info Sheet|
|Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)||USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Program||Website||Provides financial and technical assistance to farmers to implement conservation practices, including riparian buffers, on farmland and non-industrial (not used for wood products) private forestland||Yes||2018|
|Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control Program (AgNPS)||NYS Dept. of Agriculture and Markets||Website||Cost-share grant program to help farmers reduce water pollution by providing technical and financial assistance to implement BMPs. Projects incorporating riparian buffers receive prioirity scoring.||Yes||2020|
|Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) Base Funding Program||Soil & Water Conservation Committee||Website||Agricultural Environmental Management, or AEM, is a cooperative interagency program that provides one-on-one help to farmers to identify environmental risks on their farms. Once these risks are identified, farmers receive help with solution planning and design and with obtaining financial assistance to address existing problems and prevent future ones.||Yes|
|Climate Resilient Farming Program||Soil & Water Conservation Committee||Website||Program grant funds are available for projects that mitigate the impact of agriculture on climate change for greenhouse gas emissions reduction and carbon sequestration, in addition to enhancing the on-farm adaptation and resiliency to projected climate conditions due to heavy storm events, rainfall, and drought. The program is a competitive grant program, with funds applied for and awarded through county Soil and Water Conservation Districts on behalf of farmers in one of three project categories: agricultural waste storage cover and flare for methane reduction, on-farm water management, and soil health systems.||Yes||2020|
|Source Water Buffer Program||Clean Water Infrastructure Act (2017)||Website||Administered by the NYS Soil and Water Conservation Committee, the program funds the purchase of conservation easements and projects that establish riparian buffers on farmland that borders critical water sources to protect public drinking water and to enhance water quality protection.||Yes||2017|
|Soil & Water Conservation Committee||Funding Opportunities||Website||Yes||2020|
|New York State||Funding Opportunities||Grants Gateway||Yes|
|Shoreline Stabilization||NYS DEC||Website||Recommendations & potential permit requirements: "soft" or natural approaches to shoreline stabilization are preferred: preserving, planting, bioengineering before hard approaches||No|
|Shoreline Stabilization Techniques||NYS DEC||Website||Details bioengineering techniques for shoreline stabilization and restoration||No|
|Riparian Buffers||NYS DEC||Here||Lays out clear Zone concept - |
Zone 1: 15' wide
Zone 2: 20-60' wide
Zone 3: 15-60' wide
Total: Min. 100'
|Managing Invasive Plants in Riparian Areas||NYS DEC||Here||Includes management strategies to contain and remove invasive species||No|
|Wetland and Watercourse Protection Measures||NYS Office of Planning and Development||Recommended Min. Buffer Width for Common Stream Management Objectives:|
Bank Stabilization - 98-164'
Retain N and P to protect water quality - 16-295'
Prevent Erosion (sediment input) - 32-393'
Wildife Habitat - 98-5249'
Flood Mitigation - 65-492'
(Kennedy, C., Wilkinson, J. B., Balch, J., & Environmental Law Institute (2003). Conservation
thresholds for land use planners. Washington, D.C: Environmental Law Institute.)
|Ecological Buffers||The Nature Conservancy (TNC)||Maintain minimum 330' buffer around freshwater habitats.|
Flood Control >200'
Organic Matter & Debris ~300'
|Investing in Improved Stream Crossings Benefits Communities and Natural Systems||The Nature Conservancy (TNC): Adirondack Chapter||The Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy have created a report about the benefits of investing in improved stream crossings||No||2013||Analysis|
|Shoreline Stabilization||Adirondack Park Agency (APA)||Shoreline stabilization setbacks and approaches||No|
|NYS Forestry Best Management Practices Field Guide||Watershed Agricultural Forestry Council, NYS DEC||Website||Tree cutting may not compromise the integrity of the stream bank or negatively impact the function of the Riparian Buffer. Tree cutting within 25 feet of the top of stream bank is prohibited. Any such activity must retain at a minimum 50% of the tree canopy in the Riparian Buffer at all times.|
Recommends buffers widths, dependent on slope:
Zone 1: 15'
Zone 2: 35-100'
|Rural Roads Active Management Program (RRAMP) Best Practice Manual||CWICNY, LCBP||For municipalities located within the Lake Champlain Basin in New York. |
Min. 50' buffer for streams
Min. 100' buffer for lakes
|Stream Processes: A Guide to Living in Harmony with Streams||Chemung SWCD||"Well-established vegetation is one of the best long-term protections against bank erosion and channel migration. One study showed that bare banks are 10,000 times more susceptible to erosion than their vegetated counterparts."||No|
|Stream Buffer Protection for SW Management||Hudson River Estuary Program (NYS DEC)||Presentation||Talks about 3 Zone System|
Has widths for various protection measures such as:
Bank stabilization: ~50'
Temp. moderation: ~75'
Nutrient removal: ~125'
Sediment control: ~150'
Flood control: ~200'
Wildlife habitat: 300' and up
^based on Chesapeake Bay Riparian Handbook
|Guidance Manual - Homeowners- Downspout Disconnection Rain Garden||Stormwater Albany County||Here||Sizing and design guidance for homeowners on rain barrels & rain gardens|
Might be part of larger manual
|Riparian Opportunity Assessment Tool - Announcement||NYS DEC & NY Natural Heritage Program||Here||Announcement RE tool to assess riparian buffer potential for sites||No||2018|
|Riparian Opportunity Assessment Tool - Maps/Tools||NY Natural Heritage Program||Here||Web page has maps with indicators of riparian health by watershed|
Also contains a link to download various riparian buffer GIS geodatabase files
|NYSCTU Stream Assessment||NYS Council Trout Unlimited||Website||An in-depth stream assessment manual, including field forms for culverts, stream stability, post flood condition, post flood repairs assessment, and stream visual assessment protocol, among others. Also has a library of problem site example photos.||Yes|
|Catskill Streams Buffer Initiative||Catskill Streams||A Landowner evaluation form for buffer planting projects||Yes|
|Resource Name||Agency / Organization||Audience||Link||Summary||Funding or Financial Incentive?||Vintage|
|GUIDANCE FOR AGENCY ACT 250 AND SECTION 248 COMMENTS REGARDING RIPARIAN BUFFERS||VT Agency of Natural Resources (VT ANR)||Developers, Businesses, Landowners||Here||Minimum recommended riparian buffer width for streams is 50' or 100' (depending on stream characteristics & includes intermittent streams)|
Characteristics typically include protection of channel and floodplain stability, protection of aquatic and terrestrial habitat, and protection of water quality (various factors under each)
Distance is typically measured from top of bank or slope
Contiguous wetlands can be included in 'stream' area and buffered accordingly
Riparian Management Plan may be used in developed areas in lieu of minimum buffer
|Act 64 - Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program - Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs)||VT Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets (VT AAFM)||Agriculture||Here||Buffer requirements|
Manure spreading - can't occur within 100' of top of slope of stream if field slope is greater than 10%
10' on ditches
25' on surface waters (natural)
25' on surface inlets (tile drains or other)
Buffers can be harvested or grazed but no tilling or fertilizer/compost/manure spreading
Animals must be buried 150' - 200' away from surface waters
Livestock must be excluded (except for defined crossing points)
Manure/waste storage must be 200' away from streams
|VT Department of Forest, Parks, and Recreation – Acceptable Management Practices (AMPs) for forestry operations||VT Dept. of Forest, Parks, and Recreation (VT FPR)||Forestry||Here||Forest Buffers related to forestry operations must be:|
50' (0-10% slope)
70' (11-20% slope)
|Riparian Management Guidelines for ANR Lands||VT ANR||VT ANR||Here||Similar to Act 250 Requirements|
50' buffer for smaller intermittent/perennial streams
100' buffer for larger perennial streams
|Municipal Zoning Regulations||Various Municipalities, Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT)||Developers, Buisnesses, Landowners||Primary aims vary but may include aquatic habitat, water quality and flood resilience. Riparian Zone requirements vary by Municipality. Many municipalities have buffer width requirements and building setback minimums for new construction. Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT) maintains an internal census of municipalities in Vermont that have bylaws and ordinances related to riparian buffers. VLCT also provides model language for stream buffer protection ordinances.||No||Various|
|Vermont Wetland Rules||VT DEC||VT ANR||Here||Focus is on Class I and II wetland and wetland buffer protection, but often wetlands are found in the riparian zone. Needs a permit for activities which are not an allowed use within the wetland and buffer zone.||No||2020|
|Operational Stormwater Permits - VT Stormwater Management Manual (VSWMM)||VT ANR Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC)||Developers, Businesses, Landowners||Here||Regulations for larger sites to obtain permits|
Simple Disconnection guidance states that disconnection to vegetation should be at least 12' wide (rooftops) or equal to contributing width of impervious cover
Max slope of 15%
Parking lots can not use simple disconnection
Filter Strips / Vegetated Buffers Guidance states that:
Buffer width = contributing area width
Good soils (generally uncompacted)
Max contributing length = 75' (impervious)
Max contributing length = 150' (pervious)
Anything longer than this must have level spreader or other conveyance
Slope max of either 8% (veg buffer) or 15% veg filter strip)
|Construction General Permit - Vermont Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control (EPSC)||VT DEC||Developers, Businesses, Landowners||Here||Appendix A - Risk Evaluation and Soils Evaluation Tool demarcates construction activities within 50' buffer as requiring some additonal stabilization||No||2020|
|Municipal Roads General Permit (MRGP) - Better Roads Manual||VTRans||Developers, Businesses, Landowners||Here||Buffer Zone requirement stipulates min. 50' for streams (100' for lakes)||Yes||2009|
|River Corridor Easement Program||VT ANR - DEC - Rivers Program||Landowners||Here||Landowner sells their river channel management rights within the meander belt width corridor of sensitive and erosive streams|
3 Primary Components:
1) Transfer of channel management rights to a land trust
2) No new structures/development within the river corridor
3) A minimum 50 ft. riparian buffer of native woody vegetation whose location floats with the river
Agriculture/silviculture permitted in river corridor easment area
|Conservation Easements||Vermont River Conservancy||Landowners||Here||"With a mission to “permanently conserve and protect special lands along the waters of Vermont”, VRC works in partnership with landowners, municipalities, state and federal agencies, other conservation organizations and private businesses to accomplish land conservation. The “Conservation Easement” is the most widely used land protection tool available to landowners in the United States. VRC employs this conservation method to protect important lands along the waters of Vermont. Conveyance of a conservation easement protects the land permanently, yet keeps it in private ownership. Easements are flexible and can be tailored to meet a landowner’s needs. Before granting a conservation easement, the landowner works with the VRC to identify specific permitted uses of the property. The easement then limits or prohibits certain activities, including industrial, commercial, and residential development. Conservation easements are designed to conserve the important resource values of each water land property in perpetuity. An easement may cover portions of a property or the entire parcel. It is legally binding on all future owners and will be monitored and enforced by VRC’s Conservation Stewardship Program."||Yes|
|LakeWise Program||VT DEC||Landowners||Here||Award Program for private property owners adjacent to lakes and ponds addressing runoff or other water quality issues related to |
2) Structure & Septic
3) Recreation Area
Also has section 5) Undeveloped Shore
Each has sub-criteria and scoring
Only one award level - Yes/No Award
|FUNDING FOR RESTORATION|
|Clean Water Grants Program||VT Department of Environmental Conservation||Practioners||Here||Various funding mechanisms for tree planting projects including|
Ecosystem Restoration Grants
Partnership Project Development Block Grant
Work Crew Grant Program Act 76 Restoration Formula Grants (beginning in FY22)
|Assistance Programs||Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets||Ag||Here||Programs include|
Capital Equipment Assistance Program
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
Farmstead Best Management Practices Program
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
Farm Agronomic Practices
Grassed Waterway and Filter Strip Program
Pasture and Surface Water Fencing Program
|The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program||Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, USFWS||Practioners||Here||The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program provides financial and technical assistance to design and implement riparian habitat restoration projects in Vermont. USFWS staff work with local partners to conduct site assessments and design restoration plans. Restoration plans are designed to benefit fish and wildlife species and are based on the historic natural community associated with the site’s soils with an emphasis on early successional species that will set the stage for a successful transition to a mature riparian community. On average, the Vermont Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program plants 15,000 native trees and shrubs each year.||Yes|
|Riparian Buffer Planting Program & 'Trees for Streams'||Vermont Natural Resources Conservation Districts and Watershed United Vermont Organizations||Practioners||Here||Umbrella term to describe different programs in Vermont|
Various sub-organizations of the Vermont Association of Conservation Districts and Watersheds United Vermont have various versions of this type of program
Funding is obtained through Federal, State, and occasionally private sources
Buffer requirements vary by funder
See below for two examples of riparian planting programs that fall under this umbrella
|Riparian Restoration Program||Friends of the Winooski River||Landowners||Here||Every year, Friends of the Winooski works on multiple site throughout the watershed to plant between 1,500 and 3,000 trees and shrubs. The Friends receive funding for the riparian restoration program from a variety of sources, inluding LCBP, the State's Watershed Grant Program, and the Ecosystem Restoration Program, the Lake Champlain Tributaries Fund (via the Vermont COmmunity Foundation) and Cabot Creamery.||Yes|
|White River River Corridor Protection & Habitat Restoration||White River Partnership||Landowners||Here||The White River Partnership and Vermont River Conservancy conserved 9 acres of river corrdior along the White River through a river corridor easement project. Funding was provided by the VT Ecosystem Restoration Program and High Meadows Fund. The Vermont River Management Program provided assistance on a river corrdior planning process and creation of a River Corridor Management Plan. West Branch and Hurricane Flats riparian restoration projects .||No|
|NR1 Vermont’s Ecology & Environment: An Introduction to Town Planning for Natural Resources./ NR2 Caring for Natural Resources: Taking Action in Your Community||VT ANR||Municipalities||Here||NR1 exposes participants to the full suite of issues at play for natural resources planning, from forests and wildlife to floodplains and climate change. NR2 helps participants choose locally appropriate land use planning strategies for conserving natural resources.||No|
|LakeWise Program||VT DEC||Landowners||Here||LakeWise has a variety of 1-2 page BMP sheets listed on this website to mitigte water quality issues associated with development adjacent to lakes and ponds. It is important to note that LakeWise is not just a riparian buffering program, but addresses other runoff as well.||No||2019|
|Vermont Trees for Streams Resource Guide||Practioners||Here||The Vermont Trees for Streams Resource Guide is intended for conservation managers whose goal is to properly identify, plan for, and install vegetated buffer projects.||Yes||2015|
|VT Guide to Stormwater for Homeowners and Small Businesses||VT DEC||Landowners and small businesses||Here||No specific guidelines for buffers per se but additional guidance for homeowners on installing GSI for homes or small business sites||No||2018|
|Planting Guidance for the Revegetation of Riparian Areas in Vermont||VT DEC||Practioners||Here||VT-specific planting guide for riparian restoration projects|
Contains a species list and sources for native species of plants and trees
|Living in Harmony with streams||Friends of the Winooski River||Landowners and small businesses||Here||Guidebook produced describing stream processes and how to live adjacent to them while maintaining water quality||No||2012|
|Creating a Riparian Buffer - Tree Planting||Lake Champlain Committee||Practioners, Landowners||Here||One pager on creating a riparian buffer||No|
|Landowners guide to wetlands||VT DEC||Landowners||Here||Brochure on how to identify a wetland||No||last edited 2019|
|Green Stormwater Infrastructure - Simplified Sizing Tool Fact Sheets||VT League of Cities and Towns||Here||Non-rooftop Disconnection to Filter Strips must be minimum 35' with a slope between 1-8%|
Contributing area can't be more than 75' (impervious) in length or exceed 5000 sq. ft.
Less permeable soils will require more filter strip area
|Biofinder/ Vermont Conservation Design||VT ANR||Regulators, Funders, Practioners, Municipalities||Here||BioFinder is a database and mapping tool for identifying Vermont's lands and waters that support important ecosystems, natural communities, habitats, and species. It features Vermont Conservation Design and was developed by the Agency of Natural Resources and partners to support stewardship and conservation. BioFinder highlights networks of forests, streams and other features that together create the heart and backbone of Vermont's landscape.||No||2019|
|Vermont Functioning Floodplain Initiative||VT ANR - DEC - Rivers Program||Regulators, Funders, Practioners||Here||Vermont DEC and Partners are developing methods and mapping to identify high priority projects to restore and protect stream, wetland, and floodplain functions.||No||2020|
|Stream Geomorphic Assessments||VT ANR - DEC - Rivers Program||Regulators, Funders, Practioners, Municipalities||Here||Assessment of stream geomorphology conditions and restoration opportunities.||No||Continuous|
|Tactical Basin Plans||VT ANR - DEC||Regulators, Funders, Practioners, Municipalities||Here||Description of water quality conditions and restoration opportuntities for each basin in Vermont.||No||Continuous|
|National Wetlands Inventory||USFWS, VT ANR - DEC||Regulators, Landowners, Municipalities, Funders, Practicioners||Here||Includes an assessment of streams and rivers. ANR has updated the NWI for the Missisquoi basin with landscape position, landform, water flow path, and waterbody data. ANR is currently working on updating the NWI for the Otter Creek, Lewis Creek, and Little Otter Creek watersheds, to be completed by 2022.||No||various 1970-2019|
|BLUE Certification||Lake Champlain International, Lake Champlain See Grant||Practioners, Landowners||Here||BLUE provides residential and commercial property evaluations, stormwater BMP recommendations, and sometimes financial incentives, depending on the town you live in and time you participate. It is a recognition and incentive program, providing free technical assistance in the Lake Champlain Basin.||Yes|
|Storm Smart||Friends of the Mad River||Practioners, Landowners||Here||Friends of the Mad River provide Storm Smart Assessments to homeowners in the Mad River Valley Watershed to track stormwater runoff on their property and recommend stormwater BMPs||No|
|Let It Rain Stormwater Program||Chittenden County Stream Team||Practioners, Landowners||Here||An incentive program in the Lake Champlain Basin providing technical assistance and funding for Low Impact Development practices. Site assessments, green infrastructure design help, and funding, if available.||Yes|
Revue de littérature
Il ne s’agit pas d’un examen exhaustif de la littérature universitaire de toutes les pratiques possibles de mise en tampon des cours d’eau ou de restauration riveraine, mais plutôt d’une base pour servir de base à l’élaboration des grandes lignes du programme en tant que point de référence pour les réglementations, programmes et pratiques existants potentiellement disponibles pour être incorporés dans Diffusez sagement. Le développement du programme Rives actives – Stream Wise évitera les chevauchements, communiquera les ressources existantes et comblera les lacunes nécessaires pour aider les propriétaires fonciers riverains à être de bons intendants des ruisseaux et des rivières. Voir le document complet de la bibliothèque de ressources .
|Resource Name||Author / Agency / Organization||Link||Summary||Vintage|
|Chesapeake Bay Riparian Handbook: A Guide for Establishing and Maintaining Riparian Forest Buffers||Palone, R.S. and Todd, A.H|
USDA Forest Service
|Here||Forest buffer functions, design, establishment, and management for professional land managers and planners. Leading resource on riparian buffers. Comprehensive resource on buffer zones, functions/values of riparian buffers, determining buffer widths, and site analysis guidance.||1997|
|Stream Corridor Restoration: Principles, Processes, and Practices||Federal Interagency Stream Restoration Working Group (FISRWG), USDA NRCS||Comprehensive and in-depth source on stream corridor science and restoration. Includes riparian and stream corridor overviews of biological communities and ecosystems and guidance for restoration planing and design, including riparian buffer strip plant communities.||1998|
|Understanding the Science Behind Riparian Forests: Effects on Water Quality||Julia C. Klapproth & James E. Johnson, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virignia Tech, and Virginia State University||More user-friendly than the large comprehensive USDA handbooks. Similar info as the Chesapeake Bay Riparian Handbook. Good overview of literature concerning negative impacts from lack of buffers and positive benefits of buffers.||2009|
|A Review of the Scientific Literature on Riparian Buffer Width, Extent and Vegetation||Seth J. Wenger, University of Georgia||Website||A valuable and comprehensive review of the full range of buffer functions and providing recommendations for buffer width, extent, and vegetation.||1999|
|Conservation buffers: design guidelines for buffers, corridors, and greenways||USDA, USFS, Southern Research Station||Website||Bentrup, G. Asheville, NC|
Useful and graphic-heavy overview of all conservation buffers, not just riparian buffers.
Targets to protect for surface runoff (high stem density, plants adapted to sediment buildup), subsurface runoff (roots that intercept, high root biomass), nitrogen (best in wet hydric soils), phosphorus (buffer outside of flooded areas), stream erosion (woody species with deeper roots, plants that will re-sprout)
|Conservation thresholds for land use planners||Environmental Law Institute (ELI)||Good in-depth literature review on buffer width recommendations. Brief and broad overview of riparian buffers. Also includes habitat connectivity, patches, edge effects, and other land use planning thresholds.||2003|
|Riparian Buffer Zones: Functions and Recommended Widths||Hawes, E. and Smith, M.|
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
|Helpful guide on walking through the process of determining buffer widths. In-depth literature review of recommended buffer widths with good overview and tables.||2005|
|Riparian Forest Buffers: Function and design for protection and enhancement of water resources||Welsch, D.J. |
USDA Forest Service
|Helpful section on riparian forest buffer specifications||2017|
|Site planning for urban stream protection||Schueler, T.R.|
Metropolitan Council of Governments
|Website||Seminal and highly cited work on stream protection and restoration.||1995|
|Buffer strips for riparian zone management||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (1991)||Website||Early literature review of buffer strips in Vermont. Absract: This study provides a review of technical literature concerning the width of riparian buffer strips needed to protect water quality and maintain other important values provided by riparian ecosystems. Under most circumstances (20 to 30 meter wide [65.6' -98.4']) buffers appear adequate to remove suspended sediments from surface flows. Narrow buffers may also reduce nitrogen levels in surface runoff and groundwater. There appears to be insufficient information available in the literature to formulate a matrix which completely relates appropriate buffer strip width to stream characteristics, upland land use, and riparian functions.||1991|
|The effects of riparian forest management on the freshwater environment: a literature review of best management practice||Broadmeadow, S. and Nisbet, T.R.||Leading scholarly article on riparian buffer design and management. This review paper assesses how these functions are affected by the design and management of the riparian forest zone, with a focus on the width of the buffer, the structure of the vegetation and species choice. It is not possible to specify a definitive riparian buffer width that will protect the freshwater environment from every potential threat. Forestry agencies usually recommend widths between 10 and 30 m. Buffer widths towards the lower end of this scale tend to protect the physical and chemical characteristics of a stream, while the maintenance of ecological integrity requires widths at the upper end. In terms of structure and species, the benefits are greatest where the riparian buffer replicates native riparian woodland with an open canopy of mixed species of varied age class. Within the management of riparian woodland there is a need to consider a streams sensitivity and intrinsic value. Some sites will benefit from active intervention such as thinning, coppicing or pollarding, while others will be favoured by a hands-off approach. Long-term continuity of management is important to ensure that the potential benefits to the freshwater environment are realised.||2004|
|Design recommendations for riparian corridors and vegetated buffer strips||Fischer, R.A. and Fischenich, J.C. |
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
|Leading buffer width recommendation literature. In-depth review of literature on buffer widths and cited impacts and benefits.||2000|
|River conservation, restoration, and preservation: rewarding private behavior to enhance the commons||Sweeney, B.W., and Blaine, J.G. 2016. . Freshwater Science||Makes an argument for the need for incentivization to supplement education and legislation in prooting the adoption of BMPs, including conservation, restoration, and preservation practices within rural and agricultural watersheds. Scientific data and technological innovations now make it possible to use incentives such as tax rebates, increased rental paymetns, or better programs for organic certification.||2016|
|Streamside Forest Buffer Width Needed to Protect Stream Water Quality, Habitat, and Organisms: A Literature Review||Sweeney, B.W., and Newbold, J.D. 2014.||A review of literature measuring buffer widths and types of vegetation effects on nitrate removal, sediment trapping, temperature protection, large woody debris production, macroinvertebrate and fish communities habitat, and stream channel width, meandering, and bank erosion.||2014|
|Riparian Buffers and Corridors: Technical Papers||Vermont Agency of Natural Resources||Excellent resource on riparian buffer benefits and best practices in Vermont, including water quality (temperature, sediment, nutrients and other contaminants) and aquatic and terrestrial habitat and natural communities recommendations and information specific to Vermont and in general. Includes table of natural community types associated with rivers and lakes (open upland shores, open wet shores, marshes and sedge meadows, shrub swamps, floodplain forests and swamps). Information on channel stability (evolution, riparian buffer and corridor widths, flood attenuation, streambanka nd shoreline stabilization, ice damage control, and maintaining sediment transport and channel morphology).||2005|
|Buffers for Wetlands and Surface Waters: A Guidebook for New Hampshire Municipalities.||Chase, V., L. Demming, and F. Latawiec.80pp. Audubon Society of New Hampshire||Excellent summary tables for recommended buffer widths for riparian functions, recommended minimum buffer widths for wildlife, and wildlife habitat provided by a 100' riparian buffer, buffer widths and pollutant removals, .||1995|
Organismes d’assistance technique
Au Vermont, le bassin Missisquoi comprend la rivière Missisquoi, la rivière Trout, la rivière Pike, la rivière Rock, le ruisseau Black et le lac Carmi. Le bassin de Lamoille comprend la rivière Lamoille, la rivière Lee et la rivière Browns. Le bassin de Winooski comprend la rivière Winooski, la rivière Dog River Mad, la rivière Laplatte, le ruisseau Stevens, Jail Branch et l’étang Shelburne. Le bassin Otter/Lewis comprend Otter Creek et Lewis Creek. Poultney-Mettowee ou bassin du lac Sud comprend la rivière Poultney et la rivière Mettowee. Lake Direct comprend tous les affluents qui se déversent directement dans le lac Champlain.
A New York, le Chazy Basin comprend la rivière Great Chazy, la rivière North Branch et la rivière Little Chazy. Le bassin de Saranac comprend la rivière Saranac et le lac Saranac. Le bassin utilisable comprend la rivière East Branch, la rivière West Branch, la rivière Lower Ausable, Petite rivière Ausable et Lake Placid. Le bassin du Boquet comprend le bras nord et le bras est de la rivière Boquet. Bassin Sud comprend le lac George.
Au Québec, le bassin Missisquoi comprend les rivières Missisquoi, Pike River et Rock River.
* Indique l’organisation principale de la zone, le cas échéant.
|Missisquoi||Organisme de Bassin Versant de la Baie Missisquoi (OBVBM)|
|Chazy||Clinton County SWCD|
|Saranac||Franklin County SWCD|
|Saranac||Essex County SWCD|
|Ausable||Ausable River Association|
|Ausable||Clinton County SWCD|
|Boquet||Boquet River Association (BRASS)|
|Boquet||Essex County SWCD|
|South Basin||Lake George Association|
|South Basin||Essex County SWCD|
|Clinton||Clinton County SWCD|
|Clinton||Ausable River Association|
|Franklin||Franklin County SWCD|
|Essex||Essex County SWCD|
|Essex||Lake George Association|
|Essex||Boquet River Association (BRASS)|
|Warren||Warren County SWCD|
|Washington||Washington County SWCD|
|Missisquoi||Orleans County NRCD|
|Lamoille||Franklin County NRCD|
|Lamoille||Orleans County NRCD|
|Lamoille||Caledonia County NRCD|
|Winooski||*Friends of the Winooski River|
|Winooski||Friends of the Mad River|
|Otter/Lewis||*Otter Creek NRCD|
|Otter/Lewis||Bennington County NRCD|
|Poultney-Mettowee or South Lake||*Poultney Mettowee NRCD|
|Lake Direct||Franklin NRCD|
|Lake Direct||Winooski NRCD|
|Lake Direct||Otter Creek NRCD|
|Lake Direct||Poultney Mettowee NRCD|
|Grand Isle||Grand Isle NRCD|
|Franklin||Franklin County NRCD|
|Orleans||Orleans County NRCD|
|Chittenden||Friends of the Winooski River|
|Washington||Friends of the Winooski River|
|Caledonia||Caledonia County NRCD|
|Orange||Orange County NRCD|
|Orange||White River Partnership (outside Lake Champlain Basin)|
|Addison||Otter Creek NRCD|
|Rutland||Poultney Mettowee NRCD|
|Bennington||Bennington County NRCD|
Advisory Committee: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Organisme de basin versant de la baie Missiquoi, Adirondack Park Agency, Lake Placid Land Conservancy
Community Partners: Lake Champlain Sea Grant, Watersheds United Vermont, Vermont River Conservancy, Poultney-Mettowee Natural Resource Conservation District, Friends of the Winooski River, Champlain Watershed Improvement Coalition, Lake Champlain Lake George Regional Planning Board, Lake George Association, Ausable River Association
Stream Wise is a project of Lake Champlain Basin Program and NEIWPCC