Duck Soup: Resolving Resource Conflicts at Rush Ranch

by Reed Holderman, California State Coastal Conservancy, Oakland, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93


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: Dispute resolution | Land use | Wetlands (coastal) | Coastal management | Population projection | Livestock | Birds | Ecosystems | California | United States

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