Agroforestry & Woodlot Extension Society

Manual for Riparian Forest Buffer Establishment in Alberta + Supplemental Worksheet 

This Manual is intended to guide farmers, acreage owners, and other land managers through the steps of establishing a riparian forest buffer. It provides details of best practices for site assessment, planning, obtaining stock, site preparation, planting, monitoring, and maintenance; and technical resources and tutorials in the appendices. The content of the Manual has been condensed into a check-list worksheet that can be printed off and filled out by land managers as they work through their projects.