California's Yolo Bypass is a grand experiment in reconciliation ecology, a new approach to species conservation.
Rather than restore the engineered Sacramento River floodplain to some natural state, scientists and conservation groups are exploring exciting possibilities for a re-engineered landscape that allows native species and human uses to coexist. Their research indicates the floodway would make a productive salmon nursery and seasonal feeding ground for water birds at little or no cost to farmers.
The Dec. 9 symposium brings together several of the key investigators — engineers, ecologists and economists — for a daylong public discussion on how farming and floods might be reconciled with fish and fowl.
- Tuesday, Dec. 9
- 9 am - 5 pm
- UC Davis Conference Center, Ballroom B
- Free and open to the public
- Agenda to come