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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.
A Faster Track for Ecosystem Restoration August 24 2020 The state’s rivers and aquatic species are in trouble, but restoration projects are often slowed by complex permitting requirements. We talked to Erika Lovejoy of Sustainable Conservation about efforts to simplify the process.
How Permitting Slows Ecosystem Recovery and Climate Resilience Projects July 13 2020 California’s complex permitting process slows efforts to restore ecosystems at a time when healthy natural systems are needed more than ever. We talked to Letitia Grenier of the San Francisco Estuary Institute about how to improve the process.