Fifty percent of the state's water flows to the Pacific Ocean. Another 40 percent is used for agriculture. But it's average residents who are being forced to cut back.
"Conservation will ultimately boil down to rewarding the private landowner who conserves the public interest," wrote naturalist Aldo Leopold.
And produced with a much lower environmental footprint
Regulation and litigation rule the day, but sometimes cash should be king.
The Government Says Falconers Have to Give up Their Privacy and Free Speech Rights in Order to Own Birds. Now the Falconers Are Suing.
"I'm treated no differently from a common felon on parole."
But economic growth will reverse this trend by sparing lots more land for nature during this century.
There are better ways to pay for hiking trails.
Most people are moving to cities and peak farmland is in the offing
Students for Liberty Conference on Free Market Environmentalism
Nongovernmental conservation is saving the planet
Restoring the herds and landscape seen by Lewis and Clark
"Decoupling" human economy from ecology could render large areas of pastures, croplands, and managed forests too remote for exploitation.
What happens when green populism meets environmental necessity
Money to go to species conservation, but animal activists are outraged
Government suspended its anti-poaching operation after only one month
Symbolic gesture signaling dedication to ending poaching
Hundreds have been killed this year
To pay for more government conservation workers
Reminder: Everything in Australia is venomous. Everything.
Non-native species introduced in 17th century threaten animal eggs
Did not like being asked about agency decisions at an Obama event
Wants to preserve potential fishing rights
U.S., New Zealand resolve fishing dispute that was getting in the way
Included because of the possibility of future losses, not current population
They already have federal protection
Donations fund sequencing for genes of parrot