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 Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Safety Pens Mean Peace of Mind in Panther Country For Floridians who live alongside Florida panthers, coexistence means finding ways to protect both their beloved pets and these critically endangered cats. Building an enclosure is a great solution, especially for backyard animals. It’s Time to Act for Right Whales Years after they agreed to expand critical habitat for endangered North Atlantic right whales, we’re still waiting on NMFS to follow through. So we took to the courts to get this much-needed protection in place. How Should We Honor Earth Day? America has many worldwide firsts in conservation: we were the first nation to establish a national park, the first to create a national wildlife refuge, the first to approve a law protecting endangered species and the first to create a national day dedicated to conservation, Earth Day. But today, we are experiencing another period of crisis in America’s commitment to conservation. When did conservation become a polarizing political issue, when it has been, for the past century, a defining characteristic of American values and the American spirit?