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Riparian Ecosystems

Western ND StreamA riparian complex is the ecosystem associated with a stream and consists of multiple surfaces, each of which supports a unique plant community. A riparian complex ecological site is a unit of land with a unique set of biotic and abiotic factors that is capable of producing a distinct riparian complex and plant communities.

Riparian Complex Ecological Sites of North Dakota: A Pictorial Guide of Riparian Complex Ecological Sites Common in North Dakota
This publication is a pictorial guide of the valley, streams and plant communities common in riparian complex ecological sites in North Dakota. This guide is intended to aid in the interpretation of riparian ecological site descriptions and assist in identification of riparian complex ecological sites when developing management plans for riparian ecosystems.

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