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Title: Guidance notes for riparian landowners
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Many watercourses are no longer in their natural state due to man's interference, combined with the effects of urban development and intensive agricultural use. The Environment Agency seeks to encourage riparian owners to maintain or enhance their sections of river for wildlife and amenity through the provision of advice. The restoration of vegetation in the river corridor can have many benefits, including bank stabilisation, reduced siltation and improved water quality as well as providing habitats for wildlife. The Agency's Area Conservation Officer can advise on technical details, sources of grant aid, and suitable contractors capable of undertaking such work. In certain defined areas, Internal Drainage Boards (IDB) have the powers of a Drainage Authority on identified watercourses which are similar to the Environment Agency's powers on main river. The IDB's also have a duty towards conservation which is similar to the Agency's.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: Riparian zonesLandownersGuidelinesOwnershipRiversEnvironment Agency
Geographic Keywords: England
Extent: n.p. [8]
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