|Location||City, Country & Regions||Interests|
|Partners:||The Nature Conservancy|
|Countries:||United States of America|
|Regions:||California, Sacramento River - San Joaquin River|
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
|Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)|
|Services Needed:||No services needed/offered|
|Project Type:||Collective Action|
|Start & End Dates:||Jan. 2014 » Ongoing|
The Nature Conservancy is testing a new program, called BirdReturns, that rents habitat rather than buying it. The program pays rice farmers to leave water in their fields for a few extra weeks at critical times during the birds’ winter and spring stopovers in the valley—effectively creating “pop-up,” on-demand wetlands. The Sacramento Valley is the northern half of California’s vast Central Valley, which once included some 4 million acres of wetland habitat. But over the ...
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We acheive this through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, including more than 550 scientists, located in all 50 U.S. states ... Learn More
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