Environmental Management

, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 587–597 | Cite as

Stream corridor management in the Pacific Northwest: I. Determination of stream-corridor widths

  • William W. Budd
  • Paul L. Cohen
  • Paul R. Saunders
  • Frederick R. Steiner


King County, Washington is a part of the rapidly growing Pacific Northwest region. This growth has placed pressure on stream corridors. Past studies about regional stream corridors provide a rich source of information for environmental planners and managers. This article draws on existing literature and case studies to provide guidelines for determining optimal stream corridor widths in a watershed located in King County, Washington.

Key words

Stream corridors Buffer widths Environmental planning Puget Sound Pacific Northwest King County (Washington) Watershed management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • William W. Budd
    • 1
  • Paul L. Cohen
    • 2
  • Paul R. Saunders
    • 3
  • Frederick R. Steiner
    • 4
  1. 1.Program in Environmental Science and Regional PlanningWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  2. 2.Design and Development Department City of BellevueBellevueUSA
  3. 3.Department of Forestry and Range ManagementWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  4. 4.Programs of Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture Department of Horticulture and Landscape ArchitectureWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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