Farming and wildlife: a mutually beneficial arrangement

Cline, Harry
May 2005
Southeast Farm Press;5/4/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 13, special section p10
Trade Publication
The article informs about Yolo Bypass, where wetlands, wildlife habitat, and farmland teeming with millions of birds and other wildlife span many miles--all part of the State of California's Yolo Wildlife Area. The Yolo Bypass, a natural flood basin, receives water in the winter from both the Sacramento River and Cache Creek, helping to avoid flooding urban areas along the Sacramento River it has been farmed for decades, but in the early 1990s the state began buying up the land as part of its wildlife management system. In the winter, as many as 70,000 ducks a week visit the flooded rice fields below the causeway. INSET: And abotu that weird big bird . . ..


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