Science Night Live: Protecting Bird Habitats In California

California’s ongoing drought and rapid pace of agricultural development could be placing the state’s waterbirds at risks.

The Central Valley’s agricultural landscape does not only feed people around the globe, it also plays a critical role within the animal ecosystem.

The waterbirds are among the animals dependant on the rice, corn, alfalfa and other small grains grown in California.

Khara Strum, Conservation Project Manager at Audubon California talks about what is at stake for the surrounding environment’s fowl.

Listen to full story here: Capitol Public Radio, January 3, 2017