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Most (but not all) of the material in this article should be merged into Riparian strips. A Riparian is the interface between water and land under erosive influences, a Riparian strip it the vegetation in this area. --Duk 00:35, 28 July 2005 (UTC)

done--Duk 21:51, 28 July 2005 (UTC)

Other riparian articles[edit]

I think separate topics should be separate articles in most cases, but riparian, riparian forest and riparian strips are so close in meaning that doesn't make sense to me to split them off. Anyone else? -- Kjkolb 11:59, 23 December 2005 (UTC)

I don't have a problem with merging these articles. My earlier edits involved moving information to the correct articles, not splitting. The different articles already existed.--Duk 01:06, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

I disagree. There are big differences between forested riparian zones (riparian forest) and grassland riparain zones (riparian strips). Maybe there should be an article that is a combo of riparian & riparian zones, then a riparian forest and then a riparian strips. Of course I am just limited into Eastern NA humid temp climates. when you add in arisd and semi-arid regions riparian areas take on even more meanings. --Ray 01:57, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

As written, the articles don't make a clear distinction between the terms. They use the same picture and riparian strip has a whole section on logging. I suggest that they be combined and each type have a section. -- Kjkolb 02:36, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

As written you are correct, the article are similar enough to combine them, however, I believe if the articles were developed further they would be much more different from each other. Maybe that is not realistic. We could combine them and have three (or more) major parts in which the different topics could be discussed and compared.--Ray 10:46, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

That would be good. -- Kjkolb 11:26, 24 December 2005 (UTC)


all of the above comments seem reasonable. i would propose to merge first Riparian strips (should be singular!) and Riparian; perhaps more detailed articles could be created later such as Riparian forest, which article can be left alone for now. Anlace 20:36, 4 April 2006 (UTC)