The Fall and Rise of the Wetlands of California's Great Central Valley

The Fall and Rise of the Wetlands of California's Great Central Valley

Philip Garone


This is the 1st entire environmental heritage of California’s nice critical Valley, the place huge freshwater and tidal wetlands as soon as supplied serious habitat for millions of migratory waterfowl. Weaving jointly ecology, grassroots politics, and public coverage, Philip Garone tells how California’s wetlands have been approximately obliterated by way of enormous irrigation and reclamation initiatives, yet were introduced again from the threshold of overall destruction by way of the geared up efforts of duck hunters, whistle-blowing scientists, and a wide coalition of conservationists. Garone examines the various calls for which have been made at the Valley’s common assets, particularly by means of large-scale agriculture, and lines the unexpected ecological results of our unrestrained manipulation of nature. He additionally investigates altering public and clinical attitudes which are now ushering in an period of unheard of security for natural world and wetlands in California and the nation.

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