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Common wealth from healthy rivers
Supporting a diversity of life

Biological diversity: The rich variety of life that ranges from a genetic level to individual organisms to species to natural communities to ecoregions to global biomes relies on healthy river systems.

Biologically diverse ecosystems are more resilient to stressors and disturbances. Native plant communities offer natural pest control by supporting species, such as woodpeckers, songbirds, and dragonflies that keep pest populations in check. Plants also provide nectaries for insects and birds that pollinate not only other native plants, but our food crops.

River and stream systems connect the aquatic world with the terrestrial world, so they are particularly important in maintaining the richness of life.

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The connection of floodplain and river
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