05 July 2012 New Flood Plan Benefits All Posted by: Kelly Catlett | Leave a comment | Share: Defenders of Wildlife joined with several organizations to encourage California’s Central Valley Flood Protection Board to adopt an ambitious new flood plan that establishes a road map for flood management throughout California’s Central Valley for the coming century. Incorporating measures that prioritize access to original flood plains, the plan will eventually allow the Central Valley’s two major rivers to have a little wiggle room and will keep communities safer. The plan focuses on multi-benefit projects designed to allow several simultaneous uses such as recreation, habitat restoration, agricultural preservation, and clean water. If done correctly, this plan can provide improved conditions for both people and wildlife. For more information about the flood plan and flood protection board, check out the Flood Protection Board’s website. Learn more about Defenders’ work on the plan at dotWild, our experts’ blog. Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in The Votes Are In… You voted, and we listened – now the winners of Defenders’ 2014 Photo Contest are here! See if your favorite won, and take a look at some of the amazing runner-ups. We’ve Got to Protect What’s Left of the Sagebrush Sea New research shows that after a fire, the Sagebrush Sea (home to the imperiled greater sage-grouse) could take up to 20 years to fully recover. With other factors already threatening so much of this habitat, what does that mean for the species that call it home? California prepares to welcome wolves home, but delays on providing state protections Now, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to remove Endangered Species Act protection for wolves throughout most of the rest of the country, gray wolves are once again at risk. Delisting would short-circuit wolf recovery in the Pacific West and would effectively mean giving up on one of our country’s most important and iconic species. Fortunately, California has an opportunity to play a meaningful role in helping the gray wolf continue to recover in the coming months and years.