T. Rodd Kelsey | An Island Press Author

T. Rodd Kelsey

Rodd Kelsey is Associate Director of the Water Program at The Nature Conservancy California. He helps lead the Conservancy’s strategy focused on developing and expanding water management solutions to meet nature’s and people’s needs.

Rewilding Agricultural Landscapes

A California Study in Rebalancing the Needs of People and Nature

As the world population grows, so does the demand for food, putting unprecedented pressure on agricultural lands. At the same time, climate change, soil degradation, and water scarcity mean that productivity of many of these lands is deteriorating. In many desert dryland regions, drinking wells are drying up and the land above them is sinking, soil salinity is increasing, and poor air quality is contributing to health problems in farm communities.