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Riparian and Bioengineering

training in construction of willow bundles for riparian bio-engineering practice.The Plant Materials Program develops plants, technology and training for improving riparian and stream bank zones.

Riparian areas occur along watercourses or bodies of water. The unique soil and vegetative characteristics of these areas make them distinctly different from the surrounding lands. Riparian ecosystems occupy the transitional area between the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems including floodplains, stream banks, and lake shores.