Steps & Techniques

Restore Your Shore

Planning Your Buffer Zone

restored shoreline

Establishing a buffer zone is the core concept in the natural shoreline management approach. It is the physical space on your property where you will apply your efforts. Buffer zones serve to:

headphone icon, Carolyn Dindorf closeup Carolyn Dindorf speaks of restoring the buffer zone.

inspecting a shoreline buffer area

Now that you are aware of some of the advantages of a buffer zone, here are some simple guidelines for planning your own: