Vegetative Filter Strips Near Surface Water in the Pacific Northwest

Jed B. Colquhoun, Ryan D. Lins and Charles Cole
EM 8876 | Published August 2008, Reviewed 2018


Discusses the benefits of vegetative filter strips between agricultural, forestry, or other disturbed areas and surface water, such as drainage ditches and streams. Considers challenges to effective vegetative filter strips, characteristics of effective filter strips, and steps for successful establishment.

About the authors

Jed B. Colquhoun
Former Extension weed specialist
Oregon State University
Ryan D. Lins
Former graduate research assistant
Oregon State University
Charles Cole
Former faculty research assistant
Oregon State University

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