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Nature appeal: Palouse conservation buffers please the eye, protect the landscape
Researchers know that adding natural buffers to the farm landscape can stop soil from vanishing.
Now, a scientist at Washington State University has found that more buffers can also please the eye.
Linda Klein, a recent doctoral graduate from WSU’s School of the Environment, worked with six other researchers at the university, plus one at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Moscow Forestry Sciences Laboratory, to explore the role that buffers—strips or clumps of shrubs, trees and natural vegetation—play in the landscape and in people’s visual preferences.
Klein chose four sites ... » More ...
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