Glossary

Description
Zone 1
The inner zone of a riparian buffer. Starting from the stream's top of bank, moving out the first 30 feet. This vegetated area should be left undisturbed according to the NCDWQ Buffer Rules.
Zone 2
The outer zone of a riparian buffers. Starting from the end of zone 1, moving out an additional 20 feet. According to the NCDWQ Buffer Rules, the vegetation in zone 2 may be managed and maintained.
Zoning
A general term referring to local land use controls and classifications of types of land uses, such as commercial, industrial, residential, recreational, agricultural, etc. Frequently, a 'mis-used' term referring to the local or regional 'legal process' of re-classifying land uses for different or changed purposes.
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