Haven or Hazard: The Ecology and Future of the Salton Sea

Published: February 1999
Authors: Michael Cohen, Jason Morrison, Edward Glenn
Pages: 78

California’s Salton Sea is a fertile oasis in the hostile desert of south-eastern California. It has been adopted by millions of birds migrating along the Pacific Flyway and also attracts human anglers and boaters. Rehabilitating the Salton Sea presents a huge challenge to the local, state, and federal officials that share responsibility for its health, as well as the health of those in surrounding communities.

Originally published in February 1999,  Haven or Hazard: The Ecology and Future of the Salton Sea looks in detail at the condition of the Sea, the threats to the area, and possible solutions to protect its value for animals and people.

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More information about the Salton Sea on the Salton Sea Information Page.