Re: NANFA-L-- labor services and stream cleaning

Jerry Baker (
Thu, 05 Jan 2006 14:45:40 -0800

Todd D. Crail wrote:
> It's an uphill battle to get people to see this... why high, straight soil
> banks fall in. The engineers just seem to want think in terms of concrete,
> and this ain't concrete. Although... let's not give them any ideas, as
> Bruce foreshadowed ;)

Come visit Southern California sometime. It won't take long to realize
why every single native fish is extinct or severely endangered. The
replacement of natural stream beds with vertical cement walls is so
complete that most people don't know those "washes" used to be rivers
and streams. Some have been trying in vain for decades to try and get
some small sections of stream bed restored, but politicians are very
resistant to the idea.
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