Category Archives: reconciliation

Napa County strings together a ‘living’ river

By Amber Manfree In the historic heart of Napa Valley, a moderate climate and alluvial soils deposited by the Napa River create perfect conditions for world-class cabernets. An acre of vines here sells for around $300,000, or 25 times the … Continue reading

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Q & A on survival of California’s delta smelt 

Four years of severe drought and decades of huge water diversions appears to have pushed delta smelt to the point of no return. State biologists netted only a single smelt last month in trawl of 40 sites in San Francisco … Continue reading

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Water giveaways during a drought invite conflict

                                                This article first ran in the San Francisco Chronicle on March 20, 2015. By Jay Lund … Continue reading

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Reconciling wild things with tamed places – a future for native fish species in the Delta

Peter Moyle, William Bennett, John Durand, William Fleenor, Jay Lund, Jeffrey Mount, University of California – Davis Ellen Hanak, Public Policy Institute of California, San Francisco Brian Gray, University of California – Hastings School of Law Today, the Public Policy … Continue reading

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No going back for the Delta, but which way forward?

Jay Lund, Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of California – Davis Peter Moyle, Professor of Fish Biology, University of California – Davis Ellen Hanak, Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California, San Francisco Jeffrey Mount, Professor of Geology, University of … Continue reading

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Stressed Out—Dealing with the Delta’s non-native landscape

Jay R. Lund, Ray B. Krone Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of California – Davis Peter Moyle, Professor of Fish Biology, University of California – Davis Jeffrey Mount, Professor of Geology, University of California – Davis Ellen Hanak, Public Policy … Continue reading

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Reconciliation or extinction—the future of California?

By Peter Moyle It is easy to be pessimistic about the future of familiar life on this planet, especially here in California. We face an ever-growing human population, the rise of consumerism, and the refusal of most Americans to recognize … Continue reading

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