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Caption for December 2005 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Conservation: Are We Getting Our Money's Worth?" In Georgia, ecologist Richard Lowrance (left) and agricultural engineer George Vellidis pump water from a sampling well at the edge of a riparian forest buffer. They’ll test the water for contaminants to see how well the buffer is working.

Caption for December 2003 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Designing the Best Possible Conservation Buffers." Ecologist Richard Lowrance (left) and agricultural engineer George Vellidis pump water from a sampling well at the edge of a restored riparian forest buffer. The restored buffer removes nutrients from shallow groundwater that would otherwise end up in downstream ponds or creeks.

Photo by Peggy Greb.



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