From Black to Green


From Black to Green: Riparian Corridors:
Where there is water, there is life. Riparian corridors include species that are adapted to two extremes –flooding as well as fire. Species such as shining willow (Salix lasiandra, top left) contain air cavities that stockpile oxygen absent from water-logged soils under normal conditions, and can also rapidly resprout from the root crown post-fire. Also pictured, Douglas’ spiraea (Spiraea douglasii, top right) and twinberry honeysuckle (Lonicera involucrata, bottom right), and a watercourse near Humbug Summit.