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Riparian habitats and recreation interrelationships and impacts in the Southwest and Rocky Mountain region by R. Roy Johnson

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Published by Eisenhower Consortium for Western Environmental Forestry Research in [Fort Collins, Colo.?] .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Southwest, New.,
  • Rocky Mountains Region.

Subjects:

  • Riparian ecology -- Southwest, New.,
  • Riparian ecology -- Rocky Mountains Region.,
  • Outdoor recreation -- Environmental aspects -- Southwest, New.,
  • Outdoor recreation -- Environmental aspects -- Rocky Mountains Region.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesRiparian habitat & recreation.
StatementR. Roy Johnson, Steven W. Carothers.
SeriesEisenhower Consortium bulletin ;, 12
ContributionsCarothers, Steven W. 1943-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQH104.5.S6 J64 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p. :
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3246176M
LC Control Number83162281

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NATURAL HISTORY: RIPARIAN HABITAT NATURAL HISTORY: RIPARIAN HABITAT tats; and providing recreation sites for human visitors. With so much life relying on this fragile environment, the value of these systems to wildlife and people is now more extreme than ever. During the last years, over 95 percent of the riparian habitat in. Conserving land along our waterways protects important habitat and helps keep our rivers healthy, clean, and more resilient to drought. Riparian Protection projects conserve and restore fresh and saltwater habitat while protecting fish habitat. In doing so, the grants help provide our families, farms, and fisheries with clean water across the state. Riparian-zone restoration is the ecological restoration of riparian-zone habitats of streams, rivers, springs, lakes, floodplains, and other hydrologic ecologies. A riparian zone or riparian area is the interface between land and a river or stream. Riparian is also the proper nomenclature for one of the fifteen terrestrial biomes of the earth; the habitats of plant and animal communities along. these habitats. Riparian Zones. Webster's New World Dictionary, 2d. college edition defines riparian as: "of, adjacent to, or living on the bank of a river or, sometimes, of a lake, pond, etc." The riparian zones discussed in this chapter occur along rivers, streams, lakes, reser­ voirs, ponds, f>prings, and sometimes tidewater (fig. 1).File Size: 5MB.

Riparian ecosystems provide the most important link between upland forests and aquatic habitats and have a unique array of functions. See figures 10 and Figure 10—The area that drains into a lake is made up of one or more watersheds. The riparian ecosystem that surrounds a lake protects and promotes water quality, aquatic. The word "riparian" is derived from Latin ripa, meaning river bank. The riparian habitat on Arapaho NWR is the second most prevalent habitat on the Refuge and is composed of the river channel and the associated floodplain of the Illinois River and Potter, Soap and Spring Creeks. Riparian areas frequently contain the highest number of plant and animals species found in forests, and provide critical habitats, home ranges, and travel corridors for wildlife. Biologically diverse, these areas maintain ecological linkages throughout the forest landscape, connecting hillsides to streams and upper headwaters to lower valley. Hydrologic processes strongly influence riparian habitats as the transport medium for sediments, but the presence or absence of water by itself is also an important control on riparian form and function. and recreation. Riparian management represents cultural challenges as well as the long-term retention of distinctive features and memories.