Catskill Streams Buffer Initiative Goal
The overall goal of the CSBI is to inform and assist landowners in better stewardship of their riparian (streamside) area through protection, enhancement, management, or restoration. DEP and its partners (County Soil & Water Conservation Districts and Cornell Cooperative Extension) will assist private, riparian landowners throughout the West of Hudson Watershed by providing:
1) Riparian Corridor Management Plans to create awareness about riparian management issues specific to individual properties
2) Best management practice design and/or prescriptive measures and installation to encourage positive riparian stewardship and
3) Educational materials and activities as needed by landowners to understand the critical role of their buffer and how to maintain it in optimal functioning condition.
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Click Here for CSBI application materials – this is the information you need to apply for Catskill Streams Buffer Initiative assistance.