More than 80% of waterways in the H-GAC region fail to meet water quality standards, or screening criteria, for one or more parameters. Although conditions are gradually improving, there is still work that needs to be done. A riparian buffer is one way individual landowners can help do their part in improving the region’s water quality.
H-GAC’s Riparian Buffer Tool provides the information and resources you will need to start the planning process in one user friendly website. Here you will find a general overview of the most common types of riparian buffers and their applications, as well as links to educational events, training workshops, and online videos. Follow each tab at the top of the page to learn more about your watershed’s characteristics, compare your watershed with others in the region, visualize what a buffer will look like on your property, calculate cost estimates, and find agency contact information for your area.