A landscape-level Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis of streamside management zones on the Cumberland Plateau

Derek Lemoine, Jonathan P. Evans, C. Ken Smith

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In this study, we developed and tested a geographic information system methodology to measure the width and slope of streamside management zones (SMZs). We also assessed the compliance of SMZs an the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee with the quantitative portions of state best management practices and the sustainable forestry standards used by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). We found that using different standards greatly affected overall SMZ compliance and that FSC-level compliance varied as a function of type and resident status of forest owner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-131
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Forestry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006
Externally publishedYes



  • Best Management Practices
  • GIS
  • Remote sensing
  • Riparian buffers
  • Streamside Management Zones
  • Sustainable forestry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Plant Science

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