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Site-specific riparian buffers should replace fixed-widths
It is time to change how riparian buffer zones are managed during logging operations. This is the view presented by researcher Lenka Kuglerová and her colleagues in a new study, where they argue that protecting wet hotspots in forest land would generate a number of benefits. By shifting the focus to these groundwater discharge areas in riparian zones, water quality and flora and fauna would benefit, and there may even be financial advantages for the logging organisation.