Evaluation of the Status of Natural Habitat Restoration in the Liao River’s Riparian Zone
Su Chen 1  
,   Ying Chen 1,   Tianzhen Feng 1,   Lei Chao 2
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Key Laboratory of Regional Environment and Eco-Remediation (Ministry of Education), Shenyang University, Shenyang, 110044, China
College of Municipal and Environmental Engineering, Shenyang Jianzhu University, Shenyang, 110168, China
Su Chen   

Shenyang University, 110044, Shenyang, China
Submission date: 2020-09-18
Final revision date: 2020-10-08
Acceptance date: 2020-11-01
Online publication date: 2021-02-26
In order to clarify the restoration status of natural habitat in riparian zone of Liao River Conservation Area, promote the healthy management of riparian zone ecosystem of Liao River Conservation area, and realize the sustainable development of river and regional ecosystem, this paper build a practical and feasible evaluation index system and formulate appropriate evaluation criteria by combining geographical features with its natural and artificial factors. The comprehensive index method was used to evaluate the restoration status of natural habitats in the riparian zone of Liao River reserve. The results show that, 21.74% of the sampling sites were in excellent condition, 17.39% in good condition, 26.09% in general condition, 17.39% in worse condition, and 17.39% in very bad condition. Compared with historical data, 82.61% of riparian natural habitats were improved, while only 17.39% of riparian natural habitats remained unchanged. There was no degradation of natural habitats in riparian zones, and natural habitats in riparian zones in the Liao River reserve were in a state of recovery.