How is riparian health measured?
Understanding what riparian health looks like and why it matters
Are dynamic and hard to delineate
Face pressures from land use & development
Are best assessed for intactness, health, or condition using multiple tools or methods
3 methods used to assess riparian areas:
Indicate level of function and ecological services
Allow tracking and monitoring over time
To learn more about each individual method or see how health and intactness are measured, click on the method image below
Together, these methods:
Act as proxies to see if ecological functions are occurring
Create a complementary, holistic picture
Are selected based on management goals
Riparian Assessment Validation for North Saskatchewan Region Lakes:
This new study report used desktop and field based methods to test the accuracy of Satellite riparian assessments.
An overview of each method's
strengths and weaknesses.