Threatened riverine habitats
Threatened habitats of flowing rivers
Threatened fluvial habitats
Endangered riparian wetland habitat
Threatened perennial river habitats
Threatened stream habitats
Riparian areas are critical to water quality protection and to the maintenance and health of streams and aquatic habitat. The condition of many riparian areas suffers from past effects and many continue to receive tremendous pressure for use. Streams and riparian zones reflect the overall health of the watershed and are often the focal point for conflicting resource demands.