As agencies fail to act in the face of devastating drought, conservation organizations are going to court to protect the water and wildlife in the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary.
Posts Categorized: Wetlands
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina bore down on the Gulf Coast, causing great ecological harm. Low-lying barrier islands, coastal marshes and wetlands, and even inland hardwood forests were damaged.
It is no easy task to maintain the delicate balance necessary to safeguard giant garter snakes, migratory birds, and fish, but there are a few ways we can work to make sure these species can thrive into the future.
This spring, Defenders and the University of Florida finished mapping a network of wildlife habitats and corridors across Northwest Florida. We used geographic information system (GIS) models to map priority unprotected habitats and to identify areas that will be developed in the years to come.
Some lawmakers want to solve the California water crisis by siphoning water from wetlands instead of making policy decisions that increase sustainability.