Conservation buffers are small areas or strips of land in permanent vegetation, designed to intercept pollutants and manage other environmental concerns. Buffers include: riparian buffers, filter strips, grassed waterways, shelterbelts, windbreaks, living snow fences, contour grass strips, cross. As an integral part of a planned conservation system, buffer strips may be located at a variety of locations within a landscape. To maintain buffer-strip performance, periodic maintenance is required. Contour buffer strips, filter strips, and grassed waterways are frequently used types of buffer strips.
Buffer strip maintenance. A grass buffer strip in an agricultural setting or a riparian buffer strip (along a stream or lake) functions effectively if it is well maintained: Grass buffer strips should be inspected periodically so that eroded areas are identiﬁ ed, repaired, and reseeded. Home >> APHP >> Plant Health >> Pesticide >> Buffer Strip Nebraska Buffer Strip Program. The Nebraska Buffer Strip Program is administered from fees assessed on registered pesticides. Cropland adjacent to perennial and seasonal streams, ponds, and wetlands can be enrolled in buffer strips, which are designed to filter agrichemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides.