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Is Ecosystem-Based Management Legal for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta?

by Brian Gray (PPIC Water Policy Center), William Stelle (former NOAA Fisheries West Coast Administrator), and Leon Szeptycki (Stanford University, Water in the West)* Introduction In a recent three-part series posted on this website, a group of independent experts (including one … Continue reading

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The ESA, fish and me

“Nothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than the rich array of animal life with which our country has been blessed.”              — President Richard Nixon upon signing the Endangered Species Act on Dec. … Continue reading

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Are Central Valley steelhead really ‘threatened’?

By Peter Moyle The primary goal of the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) is to shorten the government’s list of “endangered” and “threatened” species. The American Peregrine falcon, the brown pelican, the eastern Steller sea lion and California populations of … Continue reading

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