|MFD (Multilingual Forestry Dictionary)|
|a place to look for forestry terms in multiple languages created by the Multilingual Forest Dictionary community|
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riparian forest noun
At a large scale, it is the band of forest that has a significant influence on a stream ecosystem or is significantly affected by the stream. At a smaller scale, it is the forest at the immediate water’s edge, where some specialized plants and animals form a distinct community.