Measuring Rangelands. Uplands vs Riparian Vs Wetlands. Uplands = Drier areas on landscape that are only wet for short periods after precipitation events. Uplands vs Riparian Vs Wetlands. Riparian = Vegetation adjacent to surface waters, such as stream banks and shorelines.
Example: If dandelions occur in 2 out of 5 plots examined = Frequency of 40%