Riparian corridors are areas of land next to creeks and rivers. Santa Cruz County has the San Lorenzo River and all the "feeder" creeks such as Boulder Creek, Two Bar Creek and Bear Creek. A tip to help maintain a healthy riparian corridor is to remove the non-native, invasive species (scotch broom, ivy, periwinkle) and replant with natives such as Wild Ginger (Asarum caudatum)), California Blackberries (Rubus ursinus), and the Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus). Be sure to net any slopes before planting to prevent erosion.
Here's Trace picking out the perfect Christmas tree in the Two Bar Valley.