Riparian Habitat
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Areas adjacent to rivers and streams with a differing density, diversity, and productivity of plant and animal species relative to nearby uplands.

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    The aquatic and terrestrial habitat adjacent to streams, lakes, estuaries, or other waterways.

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    Riparian habitat refers to a stream or river, its bordering lands within the floodplain, and the areas that contribute leaves, wood, and other materials to the stream or river, including canopy cover. Riparian habitat provides home and shelter to animals, insects, and plants and often includes wetlands.

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  • Areas adjacent to rivers and streams with a differing density, diversity, and productivity of plant and animal species relative to nearby uplands.

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  • Areas adjacent to rivers and other water bodies that have a high density and large variety of plants and animal species relative to nearby uplands.

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    The aquatic and terrestrial habitat adjacent to streams, lakes, estuaries, or other waterways.

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  • An environment associated with the banks and other land adjacent to freshwater bodies, rivers, streams, creeks, estuaries, and surface-emergent aquifers (such as springs, seeps, and oases). Riparian habitat is characterized by plant and animal communities which require high soil moisture conditions maintained by transported freshwater in excess of that otherwise available through local precipitation.

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