Seeking Refuge: Birds and Landscapes of the Pacific Flyway (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books)

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Each fall and spring, millions of birds travel the Pacific Flyway, the westernmost of the four major North American bird migration routes. The landscapes they cross vary from wetlands to farmland to concrete, inhabited not only by wildlife but also by farmers, suburban families, and major cities. In the twentieth century, farmers used the wetlands to irrigate their crops, transforming the landscape and putting migratory birds at risk. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service responded by establishing a series of refuges that stretched from northern Washington to southern California.

What emerged from these efforts was a hybrid environment, where the distinctions between irrigated farms and wildlife refuges blurred. Management of the refuges was fraught with conflicting priorities and practices. Farmers and refuge managers harassed birds with shotguns and flares to keep them off private lands, and government pilots took to the air, dropping hand grenades among flocks of geese and herding the startled birds into nearby refuges. Such actions masked the growing connections between refuges and the land around them.

Seeking Refuge examines the development and management of refuges in the wintering range of migratory birds along the Pacific Flyway. Although this is a history of efforts to conserve migratory birds, the story Robert Wilson tells has considerable salience today. Many of the key places migratory birds use ― the Klamath Basin, California’s Central Valley, the Salton Sea ― are sites of recent contentious debates over water use. Migratory birds connect and depend on these landscapes, and farmers face pressure as water is reallocated from irrigation to other purposes. In a time when global warming promises to compound the stresses on water and migratory species, Seeking Refuge demonstrates the need to foster landscapes where both wildlife and people can thrive.

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Seeking Refuge examines the development and management of refuges in the wintering range of migratory birds along the Pacific Flyway from Mexico to Alaska, the westernmost of four major migration routes in North America. Many of the key places migratory birds use are sites of recent contentious debates over water usage. In a time when global warming promises to compound the stress on water and migratory species, this book demonstrates the need to foster landscapes where both wildlife and people can thrive.--Robert Wilson is assistant professor of geography at Syracuse University.

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Book Description University of Washington Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 320 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.9in.Seeking Refuge examines the development and management of refuges in the wintering range of migratory birds along the Pacific Flyway from Mexico to Alaska, the westernmost of four major migration routes in North America. Wilson provides a rich analysis of land and water use; waterfowl migration and conservation; biologists, wildlife agents, and hunters; and the transformation of multiple landscapes. His thoughtful study also enhances our appreciation of the remarkably resilient birds, whose semiannual migrations continue to lift our spirits. -ScienceBy looking to the past, Wilson helps us peer into the future, as we try to imagine the consequences of our efforts and proposals to engineer our way out of the latest environmental crisis. -American ScientistEssential reading for all who are interested in the protection of wildlife that must survive within intensely transformed landscapes. -Environmental HistoryThis thoughtful and engaging book blends agricultural history, environmental history, ecology, and historical geography into a compelling narrative that traces the co-evolution of waterfowl management and irrigated agriculture. -Agricultural HistoryFor anyone who has followed the ongoing disputes on water allocations in the Upper Klamath Basin, Seeking Refuge. . . is a book to devour. -Klamath Basin Herald and NewsThis compelling story of action and reaction that saved numerous species of migratory ducks and geese is detailed and easy to read. -Wildlife ActivistRobert M. Wilson is associate professor of geography at Syracuse University. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780295992112

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