Definitions for "Streamside management zone"
( SMZ) - An area adjacent to the bank of a stream or body of open water where extra precaution is necessary to carry out forest practices in order to protect bank edges and water quality.
the land, together with the vegetation that supports it, immediately in contact with the stream and sufficiently close to have a major influence on the total ecological character and functional processes of the stream. (see also Riparian Management Area)
An area adjacent to a stream or waterway where foresters are employing practices designed to protect and enhance water quality. This often includes leaving shade trees and brush in harvest areas to control water temperatures and sedimentation and to provide wildlife habitat.