California Farmers Work to Create a Climate Change Buffer for Migratory Water Birds

InsideClimate News

In an effort to stave off declining populations of migratory wetland birds, conservation groups are partnering with California farmers to develop wildlife-friendly practices. Climate change is forcing many farmers to switch from water-intensive crops, like corn and rice, to “permanent crops,” like wine grapes. But that switch is depriving a vital resource in the region to birds like egrets and sandhill cranes.

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