Riparian habitat definition

Riparian habitat means areas adjacent to aquatic systems with flowing water that contains elements of both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems that mutually influence each other.
Riparian habitat means a land area adjacent to a waterbody that supports animal and plant life associated with that waterbody.
Riparian habitat means land adjacent to water bodies, as well as submerged land such as streambeds, which can provide functional habitat for salmonids and other fish and wildlife species. Riparian habitat includes, but is not limited to, shorelines and near-shore marine habitat, estuaries, lakes, wetlands, streams, and rivers.

Examples of Riparian habitat in a sentence

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.

Riparian habitat areas include those riparian areas severely altered or damaged due to human development activities.

Riparian habitat is defined as an area that contains elements of both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, which mutually influence each other.

Riparian habitat areas are those areas immediately adjacent to waterways that contain elements of both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems that mutually influence each other.

Riparian habitat restoration shall be provided if the path is located within these areas.


More Definitions of Riparian habitat

Riparian habitat means areas adjacent to aquatic systems that contain elements of both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems that mutually influence each other. The width of these areas extends to that portion of the terrestrial landscape that directly influences the aquatic ecosystem by providing shade, fine or large woody material, nutrients, organic and inorganic debris, terrestrial insects, or habitat for riparian-associated wildlife. Widths shall be measured horizontally from the ordinary high water mark, or from the top of bank if the ordinary high water mark cannot be identified. It includes the entire extent of the floodplain and the extent of vegetation adapted to wet conditions as well as adjacent upland plant communities that directly influence the aquatic ecosystem.
Riparian habitat means areas adjacent to aquatic systems with flowing water that contain elements of both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems that mutually influence each other. The width of these areas extends to that portion of the terrestrial landscape that directly influences the aquatic ecosystem by providing shade, fine or large woody material, nutrients, organic and inorganic debris, terrestrial insects, or habitat for riparian-associated wildlife.
Riparian habitat means a habitat that is strongly influenced by water and which occurs adjacent to streams, shorelines, and wetlands.
Riparian habitat means the dynamic complex of plant, animal and micro-organism communities and their non-living environment adjacent to and associated with a watercourse;
Riparian habitat means areas adjacent to aquatic systems with flowing water
Riparian habitat means that area containing plant communities, mainly characterized by hydrophilic plant varieties, located within and adjacent to the channel and geologic floodplain of a river system, stream or wash. The extent of the plant communities may or may not include the regulatory floodplain. The boundaries for riparian habitat are designated where defined by mapping of Riparian Habitat that is adopted by the Board of Directors by resolution, as Appendix B of this Ordinance.
Riparian habitat for purposes of this title, means riparian habitat designated as riparian on maps adopted by the Board. These habitats are generally characterized by vegetation that is different in plant species composition or an increase in the size and/or density of vegetation as compared to upland areas occurring in association with any regulatory floodplain and stream channel where waters flow at least periodically in a channel or as dispersed flow, or other features associated with a floodplain such as a spring, cienega, lake, watercourse, river, stream, creek, wash, arroyo, or other surface body of water. (Ord. 2005 FC-2 § 2 (part), 2005)