stream & wetland protection Tools: fact sheets
- Stream Setbacks: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Stream Setbacks: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Local governments are working to adopt stream protection measures in several counties and communities in Montana. This series of fact sheets contains some of the generic “frequently asked questions” raised by opponents and supporters of these measures. The answers to questions have been assembled by local government staff, resource professionals, citizens groups, and other sources. By assembling many of these questions in one location, it is hoped that Montanans can learn from the experience of other Montanans.
FACT SHEET 2: What does science say about the effectiveness of stream setbacks? Examine what scientific studies have generally found regarding the effectiveness of stream setbacks with vegetative buffers. Additionally, learn how Montana’s 50-foot stream setback for commercial logging practices (Streamside Management Zone) is different than construction setbacks. Download this fact sheet HERE > >.
FACT SHEET 4: What activities do stream setbacks regulate? Learn about the types of activities Montana local governments have regulated through stream setbacks, including how these regulations generally impact public access to private land, agricultural operations, weed control, and wildfire fuels reduction. Download this fact sheet HERE > >.
- FACT SHEET 5: Do stream setbacks contain exceptions? Read how local governments manage issues such as when a parcel of land isn’t deep enough to allow for a setback and a building site; why regulations apply to high bluffs well about the floodplain; and how existing structures are generally treated in setback regulations. Download this fact sheet HERE > >.
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