'Safe Harbor' Along Sacramento River

A new program along a 222-mile stretch of the Sacramento River aims to encourage landowners to create riparian habitats without fear of being sued later if they need to remove it for crops.

Matt Weiser writes, "The nonprofit Sacramento River Conservation Area Forum, based in Red Bluff, will manage the program and serve as a buffer between landowners and the federal wildlife agency.

"This agreement says, 'Go ahead and plant that riparian habitat,'" said Beverley Anderson- Abbs, manager of the conservation forum. "You've done something good. You've helped bring a species back. So we're not going to come after you if something goes wrong.""

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