Defining and refining value for riparian systems
What are the values of riparian systems? Certainly, the preservation of riparian-dependent wildlife and vegetation, bank and soil stabilization, and the maintenance of healthy waterways to conserve fisheries can all be considered of value to both landowners and society. Other values may include the role of riparian systems as habitat for endangered species, fire breaks, forage for livestock, and their influence on property value.
Schmidt, R. H. 1991. Defining and refining value for riparian systems. Rangelands 13(2): 80-83.