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The Delicate Balance Needed Along the Pit River

When the settlers came through the area that now comprises north-eastern California, they lost horses and cattle in the pits dug by the Native people who originally lived there, so they named the river and people by the same name. Ray Alvarez explains the delicate balance that is needed to maintain the landscape, species and overall ecosystem. The Pit River tribes are using citizen science and traditional management to monitor juniper, antelope and other wildlife to bring it back to balance.

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