This collection contains information on the inventory, restoration, and protection of riparian areas. Riparian areas are among the most productive and important ecosystems. Although they comprise only a small percentage of the public lands, riparian areas affect most other resources and values. Riparian area inventory, monitoring, and management require an interdisciplinary approach involving range, wildlife, soils, and hydrology specialists. Healthy riparian-wetland areas are critical to providing communities with the economic, ecological, and social benefits that come from the reliable availability of adequate supplies of clean water.