An extremely fine-grit manicure tool used to shine the surface of the nail.
A zone or strip of land that shields one area from another. Commonly used along streams or as visual barriers. bug kill. Tree or timber stands killed by insects.
A naturally vegetated area established or managed to protect aquatic, wetland, shoreline, and terrestrial environments from man made disturbances.
A designated land or water area, along the perimeter of some land use, the use of which is regulated so as to resist, absorb, or otherwise preclude unwanted development or other intrusions (visual, noise, recreational use) into areas beyond the strip of undisturbed vegetation that retards the flow of runoff water, causing deposition of transported material and thereby reducing sediment in receiving streams.
strips of land between a waterway and a developed area that are left undeveloped to protect the waterway from pollution by filtering runoff water.
A strip of land established as a transition between distinct land uses. May contain natural or planted shrubs, walls or fencing, singly or in combination.
A designated zone or strip of land of a specified width along the border of an area. Buffer strips of standing trees may be used to shield an area from view, or buffer strips of trees and vegetation are left by water sources to protect water quality.
A land area that is designated to block or absorb unwanted impacts to the area beyond the buffer. For instance, deforested areas are usually buffered from roads used by tourists. (See Visual Resource or Riparian Area.)
an area adjacent to a lake or estuarine shoreline, wetland edge, or streambank, where a) critically important ecological processes and water pollution control functions take place, and b) development may be restricted or prohibited for these reasons.
a strip of land , fence, or border of trees between one use area and another.
A vegetated zone adjacent to a stream, wetland, or shoreline where development is restricted or controlled to minimize the effects of development.
A specified area surrounding an ST_SpatialObject.
A small area of permanent vegetation bordering a field, stream, or lake or running through cropland, protecting the soil from wind and rain erosion, slowing water runoff, and trapping sediment and other pollutants
A strip of vegetation that is left or managed to reduce the impact of a treatment or action of one area on another.
A vegetated strip immediately adjacent to a water body. The primary function of buffers is to protect the receiving water from sediment and pollutants derived from upstream areas. Ancillary benefits may include infiltration of rainfall and habitat enhancement. Forested riparian buffers are one example of a best management practice related to the use of buffers.
A strip of land that physically and/or visually separates two land uses, especially if the uses are incompatible.
A strip of land (often including undisturbed vegetation) where disturbance is not allowed or is closely monitored to preserve or enhance aesthetic and other qualities along or adjacent to roads, trails, watercourses and recreation sites.
Landscaped areas, open spaces, fences, walls, berms, or any combination of these, used to physically separate or screen one land use or piece of property from another. Buffers are often used to block light or noise.
A zone or strip of land, trees, or vegetation used as a screen or filter. Common examples include visual buffers, which screen the view along roads, and stream-side buffers, which are used to protect water quality.
Graduated mix of land uses, building heights or intensities designed to mitigate potential conflicts between different types or intensities of land uses; may also provide for a transition between uses. A landscaped buffer may be an area of open, undeveloped land and may include a combination of fences, walls, berms, open space and/or landscape plantings. A buffer is not necessarily coincident with transitional screening.
An area defined by the specified length extended around a point, line, or area.
an area or zone designated to remain or be enhanced to reduce the impact or an adjacent activity
A uniform unit of area around an object.
strip of land along a stream, lake, or wetland planted with native vegetation. The width of the buffer is measured from the ordinary high water mark of the perennial or intermittent stream, lake or pond, or the edge of a wetland. Development within buffers is typically limited to improvements such as piers or docks necessary to allow access to the water.
A combination of physical space and vertical elements, such as plants, berms, fences or walls, the purpose of which is to separate and screen incompatible uses.
Protection, measured in time, for a particular resource or area. Typically, protected areas are CCRs, assembly areas and shipping. A buffer provides assurance that the vast majority of tasks will arrive at the buffer origin on time.
A protected strip of land along the edge of a stream, lake, or wetland; usually maintained in natural or native vegetation. Buffers provide wildlife habitat, protect shores and banks from erosion, filter water pollutants, and screen sensitive areas from potential adverse effects of development activity.
An upland area adjacent to a wetland that is covered with natural vegetation that experiences little to no human impact such as mowing.
A strip of grass or other erosion-resisting vegetation along the edge of a stream or river. The buffer protects the stream bank and separates the river from nearby land areas that may contribute water pollutants when rainfall and runoff occur. The City of River Falls Shoreland Ordinance, adopted in 2003, requires 75-foot buffers along both sides of first-order streams, 100-foot buffers along both sides of second-order streams, and 125-foot buffers along both sides of third-order (or higher-order) streams within the city.
a vegetated area of grass, shrubs or trees designed to capture and filter runoff from adjoining land uses.
an area of vegetation between a water body and developed or manicured land that serves as a filter for upland runoff, reducing the amount of pollution that enters the water.
A protective strip of vegetated land.
A strip of land where disturbances are not allowed, or are closely monitored, to preserve aesthetic and other qualities adjacent to roads, trails, waterways, and recreation sites. Zone tampon Canopy: The more or less continuous cover of branches and foliage formed collectively by the crowns of adjacent trees. See also Forest canopy. Couvert forestier
1. A strip or block of land identified as providing a zone of defined activity or activity limits surrounding a specified area. 2. A protective margin of vegetation abutting a stream, spring, wetland, body of standing water, swampy ground or an area of rainforest, which protects it from potentially detrimental disturbances in the surrounding forest. Buffer width is defined as horizontal distance from which various operations are excluded. 3. A protective margin of vegetation around the edge of an area which shields or protects the surrounding forest from the effects of, for example, a fire or timber harvesting activities.
An area surrounding a sensitive habitat such as a wetland, which lessens or absorbs the shock of an impact.
A strip of grass, trees or other plant material that is designed to remove sediments and nutrients from runoff water before it goes into a water body.
A landscaped area, intended to separate and partially obstruct the view of two adjacent land uses or properties from one another. Category: Community Development
An undeveloped or relatively undeveloped land area that lies between two areas with conflicting land uses. A buffer is intended for the purpose of reducing or eliminating harmful conflicts and screening one use from another. A buffer may include trees, plants, or other devices to further shield one use from the other.
That portion of a highway, road or street between the curb-face or edge of the pavement and the sidewalk that provides a spatial buffer between vehicular traffic and pedestrians on sidewalks. Buffers often include landscape plantings such as grass, trees or shrubs, or utility poles, and may also be referred to as the "planting strip," "landscape buffer," "tree buffer" or "tree boxes." Buffers can also include barriers such as highway guide rails (guardrails) or bollards. In rural or suburban areas the buffer may be a grassy swale or drainage ditch. In urban areas, downtowns, or on "Main Streets" the buffer may also include street furniture, street signs, fire hydrants, vending boxes, lighting poles, etc.
a) Used in the context of marbled murrelet standards and guidelines, a forested area located adjacent to suitable (nesting) marbled murrelet habitat that reduces dangers of having sharply contrasting edges or clearcuts next to such habitat. Dangers include risk of wind damage to nest trees and young, increased predation, and loss of forest interior conditions. ( FEMAT, IX-4) b) A land area the is designated to block or absorb unwanted impacts to the area beyond the buffer. Buffer strips along a trail could block views that may be undesirable. Buffers may be set aside next to wildlife habits to reduce abrupt change to the habitat. ( FS People's Glossary of Eco Mgmt Terms)