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Where the Wild Things Aren’t: Making the Delta a Better Place for Native Species

Peter B. Moyle, Jeffrey Mount, Jay R. Lund, Ellen Hanak, Brian Gray, William Fleenor, John Durand, William Bennett | April 5th, 2012

This report proposes a reconciliation approach for addressing 160 years of accumulated problems and for managing the Delta’s ecosystem in the future. Reconciliation ecology seeks to improve conditions for native species while recognizing that most ecosystems have been altered irrevocably by human use and will continue to be used to support human goals. Improving ecosystem conditions for native species must, therefore, happen in a context of continuing use of land and water by humans and continuing physical and biological change.


ecosystem management, endangered species, planning and management, Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta

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