Adopt Reconciliation Ecology

Reconciliation Ecology recognizes that most ecosystems are altered by human actions, with people as a key part of the ecosystem. Therefore, highly managed ecosystems in working landscapes must play a major role in contributing to salmon diversity and abundance. If the mechanisms supporting salmonid growth and life history diversity can be restored or recreated in human-dominated ecosystems, these “working landscapes” can be put to work to recover salmonids throughout California. Current work on the Yolo Bypass in the Central Valley, for example, shows that managing rice fields to mimic natural floodplains creates substantial growth benefits for juvenile salmon.

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