This essay explores the history of the public trust doctrine for water in California, established in the battle of preserving Mono Lake, and extends the concept to include the responsibility Los Angeles has to restore Owens Lake, an important habitat for migratory birds.
Owens Valley and the Public Trust: Remaking a place for nature
Graham Chisholm is a consultant working on land conservation, restoration of rivers and wetlands, and bird conservation. He has served as executive director of The Nature Conservancy’s California and Nevada programs and Audubon California. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science from UC Berkeley.
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Graham Chisholm; Owens Valley and the Public Trust: Remaking a place for nature. Boom 1 September 2013; 3 (3): 82–85. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.3.82
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