Uplands

Business / Agriculture / Uplands: Land at higher elevations than the alluvial plain or low stream terrace: all lands outside the riparian-wetland and aquatic zones. Used often in discussion of federal land management practices.

Newhall Winds

Science / Weather / Newhall Winds: The local name for winds blowing downward from desert uplands through the Newhall Pass southward into the San Fernando Valley, north of Los Angeles. MORE

Riparian Buffer

Business / Agriculture / Riparian Buffer: A strip of vegetation along the bank of a body of water which slows the rate of flow of runoff from adjoining uplands, causing sediment and other materials to fall out onto the land before the runoff MORE

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