A saturated buffer is an area of perennial vegetation between agricultural fields and waterways where tile outlets drain. A control structure distributes water throughout the buffer, and the perennials absorb water and nutrients. Learn more about this innovative conservation practice by visiting the Conservation Media Library at swcs.org
The Conservation Media Library is a multimedia storing house for conservation photos, graphics, informational videos, factsheets, PowerPoints, and other resources. The Library is open to all, and all materials can be downloaded and circulated free of charge.
This project was made possible by a Conservation Innovation Grant from the Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The Soil and Water Conservation Society and Conservation Districts of Iowa worked collaboratively on the project.
For more information and to explore the Conservation Media Library, visit swcs.org.