Monday, August 11, 2008

Reclaiming habitat

I'm going to have to make a point of trying to balance off the "bad news" with some positive, hopeful, good news stories. Here's one from California.

Reclaiming an Ecosystem: A California Success Story

Now, 14 years after the city was ordered to reduce the quantity of tributary water it had been diverting into the Los Angeles aqueduct since 1941, Rush Creek has among the highest concentrations of yellow warblers in California - roughly three pairs per 2 1/2 acres.

“Restrict grazing and bring back the water and things really start hopping,” McCreedy said.
In the words of Greg, OPSEU's native plant advisor, "plant it and they will come".

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