Rice fields managed as floodplains during winter can create surrogate wetland habitat for native fish. Carson Jeffres/UC Davis photo
Rice fields managed as floodplains during winter can create surrogate wetland habitat for native fish.

Farmland can benefit salmon populations

Study demonstrates that conservation solutions can support both fish and people instead of one or the other.

A new study offers a beacon of hope for a cease-fire in California’s persistent water wars. The study provides further evidence that farm fields in California's Central Valley that remain in active agricultural production can have environmental benefits for the state’s salmon populations.

Floodplain Farm Fields Provide Novel Rearing Habitat for Chinook Salmon,” published in the journal PLOS-ONE

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