Guideline 6 – Living along Lakes and Streams

Freshwater shorelines are unique ecosystems that can provide important wildlife habitat and water quality benefits, as well as enjoyment for people. As a Shore Steward, it is important to protect these valuable ecosystems that feed into our bays and inlets. Within this guideline you will learn how to protect your lake or stream.

Words to Know:
Riparian zone: the interface between land and a river or stream.
Riparian habitat: wildlife habitat found along the banks of a river, stream, or lake, and may be home to a wide range of plants, insects, birds and amphibians.

In this Guideline:



Better Ground Program, Snohomish Conservation District