Water in the arid West is scarce and getting scarcer. Negotiations about maintaining wetland habitat for birds (including these Long-billed Curlews) at Owens Lake in California, a source of water for the City of Los Angeles, could provide a model for decision-making about water conservation and water use everywhere. It’s the kind of discussion that’s going to have to happen in many other places as the availability of water gets to be more problematic. Pete Pumphrey of Eastern Sierra Audubon tells the story of how the project - including California Audubon, The Nature Conservancy, the City of Los Angeles, and others - is finding the way forward.Have a listen at BirdNote.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Pete Pumphrey of Eastern Sierra Audubon featured on BirdNote
BirdNote, which produces stories about birds and the environment, recently featured Pete Pumphrey of Eastern Sierra Audubon and his conservation efforts in a segment called "Negotiating Water Use and Bird Habitat at Owens Lake." Here's the summary from BirdNote: