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By Ken Lewis, Conservation CoordinatorRiparian areas are those areas beside wetlands, sloughs, creeks, rivers and lakes, that are “wetter than dry, but drier than wet”. In other words, they are the land between the water and the uplands. They normally have wetter soils and plants that are adapted to those wet soils.As a result, riparian areas ideally are managed separately from the neighbouring upland areas. Here’s a few ideas to consider when planning grazing management of riparian areas.