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Suisun MarshEcological History and Possible Futures$
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Peter B. Moyle, Amber D. Manfree, and Peggy L. Fiedler

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780520276086

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520276086.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Suisun Marsh

Peter B. Moyle

Amber D. Manfree

Peggy L. Fiedler

University of California Press

Suisun Marsh is a remarkable place and especially attractive because of its abundance of fish, wildlife, and useful plants. This large, brackish wetland is highly connected geomorphically and biotically at numerous scales, supports a diverse assemblage of plants and animals, and is a keystone area for regional habitat. The value of Suisun Marsh is clear, yet it is surrounded by urban and industrial landscapes and is subject to numerous environmental pressures. Well-informed management planning is necessary for retaining and improving the ecological value of this landscape.

Keywords:   fish, wildlife, plants, brackish, wetland, diverse, habitat, management

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