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How The Promise Of A Siskiyou Ranch Was Thwarted


Shasta Big Springs Ranch in Siskiyou County is one of the few places in the country where salmon spawned in a stream right next to cows.  So there was great optimism when the Nature Conservancy bought the ranch. 

Then the organization turned around and sold some of the water rights to recoup its investment, and the grumbling from neighbors of the ranch began. 

Journalist Margiana Petersen-Rockney tells the story online at Grist.  She visits to tell the "what next" story of Shasta Big Springs Ranch. 

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