Marine Riparian Vegetation Communities of Puget Sound
CORPS OF ENGINEERS SEATTLE WA SEATTLE DISTRICT
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Riparian vegetation marine shorelines serves a variety of critical ecological and social functions. Coastal trees and other vegetation on backshore areas, banks, and bluffs help stabilize the soil, control pollution entering marine waters, provide fish and wildlife habitat, and modify stressful physical conditions along shorelines. Riparian areas are transitional, providing connections between and affecting both adjacent aquatic terrestrial systems.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography