California Rice fields provide essential habitat for nearly 230 wildlife species. The value of recreating such habitat without rice farming is estimated at about $2 billion. In addition, the cost of operating and maintaining this land would cost approximately $35 million a year.
Look what we can do with just 5 inches of water
Waterbird Habitat Enhancement Program
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Video of action today at Montna Farms in Sutter County. Jon Munger comments on how farmers are part of the effort to shore up levees and protect our valley from floods.