Addressing Stakeholder Concerns: Pests and Pest Control in the Sacramento River Conservation Area
The Nature Conservancy and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are leading efforts to restore an ecologically viable 100-mile stretch of the Sacramento River, between Red Bluff and Colusa. Within the Sacramento River Conservation Area, the river will be allowed to do what rivers normally do – meander, flood, erode and deposit sediment. Native vegetation will also be re-planted to help create much needed habitat (indeed refuge) for some of the region’s more than 250 indigenous animal species, including yellow-billed cuckoos, river otters, Chinook salmon and green sturgeon, as well as threatened bat and insect species. The restored wildlife area will also provide valuable educational and recreational opportunities for school-age children and the general public.