TITLE

Streamside forests are complex ecosystems vital to the protection of our streams and rivers

PUB. DATE
January 1996
SOURCE
Riparian Forest Buffers: Function & Design for Protection & Enha;1996, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Report
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the role of streamside forests in the protection of water resources in the U.S. It reports that the streamside forests control nonpoint source pollution (NPS) in the rivers, and work as complex ecosystems to provide food and habitat to the river communities. It also discusses the ways in which such forests enhance the quality of water resources including sediment and erosion control, and the optimization of light and temperature conditions for aquatic life.
ACCESSION #
43007758

 

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