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Riparian Buffers for Western Washington Agriculture


Buffers separate cultivated land from sensitive natural resources and also function as a biological system that filters and detoxifies pollutants. Jeff Kallestad describes field-scale research on working buffers adjacent to Clark's Creek, Puyallup.
10 min 30 sec

Poster Handout: Riparian Buffers: Function, Management, and Economic Implications for Agriculture

Presented and filmed August 3, 2009, at the WSU-Puyallup Farm Walk (co-sponsored by Tilth Producers of Washington)
Writers and Presenters: Jeff Kallestad, Mark Swanson, Jon Johnson (deceased); Director: Doug Collins; Videographer: Bee Cha; Video Editor: Yer Vue; Producers: Doug Collins and Marcy Ostrom, WSU Small Farms Program.

Thank you to the Tallboys and Squirrel Butter for the music.
Video production supported in part by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA Grant #2009-49400-05978


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