Advancing Ecosystem Restoration with Smarter Permitting
J. Letitia Grenier, Stephanie Panlasigui, Crissy Pickett, Gokce Sencan | August 16th, 2021
California’s ecosystems form the bedrock of the state’s well being and prosperity. Yet many of these ecosystems—which are vitally important to the state’s water supply, agriculture, wildlife, and economy—are in dire health. Climate change and accelerating biodiversity loss threaten to further disrupt these natural systems and the benefits they provide. While the state urgently needs to speed the pace of ecosystem restoration, such projects often find themselves mired in regulations that were originally intended to prevent environmental destruction.