Meeting Nature Halfway on a Floodplain: The Yolo Bypass as a Reconciled Ecosystem

TitleMeeting Nature Halfway on a Floodplain: The Yolo Bypass as a Reconciled Ecosystem
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
Conference NameMeting Nature Halfway on a Floodway: Yolo Bypass as a Reconciled Ecosystem
Date Published11/2014
Keywordsecological reconciliation, floodplains, native species, Yolo Bypass
AbstractA grand experiment in species conservation is underway on the Yolo Bypass, a farmed floodway on the Sacramento River. Rather than restore the historical floodplain to some natural state, researchers are exploring possibilities of a re-engineered landscape that maintains farming and flood control while supporting native fish and water birds. Engineers, ecologists and economists discuss how the economic and ecological objectives might be reconciled.
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