Vermont Conservation Design: Landscape Features Technical Report

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Eric Sorenson, Robert Zaino & Jens Hilke, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources; Elizabeth Thompson, Vermont Land Trust

This is a subsidiary report for the larger Vermont Conservation Design project (see "Summary Report," also in this resource library). The pages on "Surface Waters and Riparian Areas" (pp 11-12) and "Riparian Areas for Connectivity," are a good starting point for projects looking to prioritize riparian forest restoration.

Although the report says that all of these areas are priorities, it does provide some suggestions for additional layers to consider when attempting a narrower prioritization.

Other kinds of landscapes covered in this report include: interior forest blocks, connectivity blocks, and physical landscape diversity blocks.