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Riparian Platform

Platforms provide an opportunity to develop a large stretch of habitat and planting, along with providing habitat connectivity. If water is brought to the surface of a platform, a riparian habitat can be created along with upland, drier habitat. This cross section can support a wide variety of species and plant communities, from large mammals to amphibians to perennial freshwater wetlands to California walnut woodlands.

Before implementation, hydraulic impacts of the platform must be studied. Ensuring wildlife access to the platform is also crucial for its success as a habitat.

Biodiversity Profile section diagram with specifies listed for riparian platform typology
* The wildlife species listed in these examples are potential key indicator species and are not meant to be a comprehensive list, since wildlife is found in a variety of contexts given specific site conditions. * These profiles are not a substitute for good ecological design led by ecologists, landscape architects, and engineers. The use of biodiversity profiles while further engaging qualified ecologists and scientists in projects can help to add additional ecological data on a project-by-project basis.
OLIN, 2019
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