Water Quality Protection Value - Resource Lands Assessment

Water Quality Protection Value - Resource Lands Assessment

Author: John Wolf

Date created: Jan 24, 2008

The Water Quality model aims to identify forests and wetlands important in protecting water quality and sustaining watershed integrity. This "watershed value" is based on physical and biological functions that store precipitation, retain and assimilate nutrients, moderate runoff, protect soils and maintain important critical landscape functions such as those of riparian buffers.

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