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Stream Buffer

The Importance of Streamside Buffers in Conservation

December 18, 2015

Streamside buffers are an important part of stream ecosystems because they decrease pollution, control erosion, and provide wildlife habitat. Also called riparian buffers, streamside buffers are naturally occurring vegetated areas that run alongside streams and other aquatic systems such as lakes, ponds, and wetlands. In regions where land is used for agriculture and livestock, nitrogen […]

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Brumley Forest Nature Preserve pond

Food with an Address, Not a Barcode

September 30, 2015

Adapted from the Fall 2015 issue of Conservation Connections Ryan and Alicia Butler moved from Baltimore, Maryland to a rural farm in Durham back in 2007. Alicia’s father and TLC board member Norris Cotton owned the land at the time. Aside from a farmer who owned a few head of cattle, the farm was sitting […]

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Brumley Forest Nature Preserve pond
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