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Picture of a riparian area

Streams are an important part of any watershed—they help connect all the different parts.  They provide habitat for fish and other aquatic animals, insects, and plant species and allow passage for migrating salmon.  Even terrestrial animals such as deer, elk, bobcats, porcupines, raccoons, bats, osprey, eagles, and insects spend much of their time around streams and riparian areas because of the abundance of food sources there and the availability of water. 

Streams also offer we humans the opportunity to enjoy these areas through recreation, leisure, or aesthetic pursuits.

What a busy place!

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