This project looks at the patterns and roles of disturbances in riparian zones.
Riparian zones represent the critical interface between land and water. Thus, they provide important ecosystem functions including unique habitat, travel corridors, clean water, and flood mitigation. They are thus worthy of special management attention.
Cultural impacts on riparian zones occurs in one of two ways:
- where roads intersect with streams and rivers, and
- the imposition of cultural disturbance activities such as harvesting or fire control.
The Foothills Stream Crossing Partnership (FSCP) is dedicated to the first point. This project addresses the second point; the patterns, and roles of, disturbances in riparian zones.
- Riparian Zones are Part of the Landscape Too. Presentation by Dave Andison, February 2013
- Bandaloop Landscape-Ecosystem Services