|Dunlin - a shore bird - click to enlarge|
|Two California Rice growers open the gate of a dam|
Photo: Lisa Park, The Nature Conservancy
The Dunlin is an endangered species and needs a wet environment to breed and thrive. The two California rice growers let the water run from their properties to help save the birds. Now, the farmers have lost the wet land type conditions needed to raise their crops. They considered the sacrifice worth the loss to help recover an endangered species.
|A flock takes flight - click to enlarge|
Photo: Drew Kelley, The Nature Conservancy