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Category One Stream Buffers: Santa Clara County, California, 2015

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Description
This polygon shapefile depicts habitat plan category one stream buffers in the County of Santa Clara, California. According to the California State Water Resources Control Board, a buffer zone is a strip of land, along all sides of a body of water, where additional avoidance measures and management practices are required for protection of the quality and beneficial uses of water, fish and riparian wildlife habitat, other forest resources and for controlling erosion. This layer is maintained by the Santa Clara County Planning Office TeamGIS, for the benefit of the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency. This layer is part of a collection of GIS data for Santa Clara County, California.The Santa Clara County Planning Office is part of the Department of Planning and Development. Their primary function is to plan and regulate land use and development within the unincorporated portions of Santa Clara County. Other responsibilities include policy analysis, GIS services, research and technical assistance relating to land use, housing, environmental protection, historic preservation and demographics. The Geographic Information Services Department has taken on all those activities related to GIS data and GIS process and procedures that cross organizational boundaries. Santa Clara County encompasses 15 cities and approximately 1.7 million people. This coverage can be used for basic applications such as viewing, querying, and map output production, or to provide a basemap to support graphical overlays and analyses of geospatial data.
Publisher
Santa Clara County (Calif.). Planning Office
Place(s)
Santa Clara County (Calif.)
Subject(s)
Sustainable urban development, Riparian areas--Management, Waterways, Rivers, Inland Waters, and Planning and Cadastral
Year
2015
Held by
Stanford
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