The Natural Filter Buffer Priorities for Water Quality (Phosphorus / Sediment) layers identify priority forest/grass buffer opportunities by subwatershed (MD HUC 8). The Natural Filter Buffer Targeting layers were used as a baseline for suitability rankings. Land use, hydrology, soil, and landscape characteristics were analyzed to rank buffer opportunities with high phosphorus and sediment removal potential.This is a MD iMAP hosted service layer. Find more information athttps://imap.maryland.gov.Feature Service Layer Link:https://geodata.md.gov/imap/rest/services/Environment/MD_NaturalFilters/MapServer/3
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