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Why Is It Taking So Long to Restore the Sediment-Choked Elk River? April 5 2021 The Elk River was damaged by landslides from logged land more than 20 years ago, which harmed fisheries and drinking water supplies. Darren Mierau of CalTrout talks about ongoing efforts to restore the river.
Smoothing the Bumps in the Road to Ecosystem Restoration February 22 2021 California’s environmental permitting system was developed to prevent bad things from happening to ecosystems, but it often slows efforts to do good things, too. We talked with a group of experts about how to make the process more efficient and effective.
Making End-of-Life Decisions on Aging Dams November 9 2020 Many of California’s large dams are outliving their functions and even becoming hazardous. We talked to Andrew Rypel of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences about how to address this aging dam population.
Video: A Path Forward for California’s Freshwater Ecosystems December 9 2019 California’s current approach for managing freshwater ecosystems is not working. An expert panel discussed an alternative path.