Duck Soup: Resolving Resource Conflicts at Rush Ranchby Reed Holderman, California State Coastal Conservancy, Oakland, United States,
Abstract: Land use conflicts are intensifying as population grows and habitat shrinks. Differences between duck hunters, cattle ranchers, bird watchers and a half dozen state and local agencies surfaced at Rush Ranch jeopardizing acquisition of the 2070 acre ranch in Suisun Marsh and clouding its future use and restoration. This article describes these differences, why they occurred, and how they were eventually resolved.
Subject Headings: Land use | Dispute resolution | Population projection | Livestock | Birds | Wetlands (fresh water)
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