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Gully spacer graphic Riparian management area
Wetland habitat


Riparian ecosystems (streamside, wetlands and lakeshore) account for some of the most biologically diverse areas in a forest, and provide critical habitat and travel corridors for wildlife. Streamside vegetation protects water quality, stabilizes streambanks and supplies nutrients to the stream. Lakeshores and wetlands are important feeding and watering sites for wildlife. Riparian ecosystems can be protected by creating reserves of unharvested trees around lakes, wetlands, and streams, and/or by applying modified management practices, such as partial cutting or limited road building, to minimize disturbance.

Lakeshore management area