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Acknowledgments

This book would never have been possible without the synergy of all the participants in the Putah-Cache Bioregion Project, from the original Fab Five (Joyce Gutstein, Peter Moyle, Dennis Pendleton, David Robertson, and Rob Thayer) to the many Artists and Writers in Bioregional Residence, along with various interested grad students, faculty, and staff who showed up at meetings, tolerated numerous emails, and contributed countless opinions. Add to that members of various watershed organizations (notably the Putah Creek Council and the Cache Creek Conservancy), experts and loregivers of all stripes, and the various friends, neighbors, and relations who volunteered some useful oddment; thus we have a sizable proportion of the Putah and Cache Creek watershed population to thank.

It's not usually mentioned that we depend on all sorts of creatures to keep us going, but in some sense this book is an attempt to acknowledge that, so here, explicitly, are thanks to the pollinating bees, the dauntless salmon, the cottonwoods and valley oaks that cut across the flatness, the endless tomatoes, the bigleaf maples, the ghost pines, the bare monkey flower, the otters, elk, and bear; in short, all the creatures that make a place.

Amy Boyer wishes to thank:

The UC Davis Department of English for an excellent office, computer, and Ron Ottman's terrific technical support; the women at JMIE for handling the bureacracy; Kelly Carner and Joyce Gutstein for brief but crucial moments of support. In particular, the Public Service Research Program deserves thanks for maintaining the website. Finally, the CoHo2 and bakery get a lot of appreciation for almost-free lunches.

Everyone in the Editing and Acquisitions Departments of University of California Press, without whose understanding I couldn't have taken this on; special thanks to Kristine Kurovsky, Erika Buky, Marilyn Schwartz, and Sheila Levine.

All the authors of this book have been terrific to work with, for which I am deeply grateful. Special Heroism honors go to Eldridge Moores, Pete and Scott Richerson, Kelly Lyons, and Bob Speirs, who graciously came out of retirement to edit a document he didn't even know existed. Extracurricular support came from Maria Melendez and especially Artemis Nelson, who was willing to wait, over and over, for me to put the finishing touches on this or that.

Pete Richerson and Scott Richerson wish to thank:

Dan Anderson, Norm Anderson, Jim Brown, the CEHR group, CLERC staff scientists, Tom Cahill, Art Colwell, Phil Garone, Wilson and Christine Goddard, Karan Mackey, Doug Nelson, Lucy Odling-Smee, Robert Quitiquit, Robert Reynolds, Mike Shaver, Cheryl Smith, Tom Smythe, Tom Suchanek, Louise Talley, Steve Zalusky and several fine graduate students and undergraduate researchers, citizens, public servants, family and friends who have taught us about Clear Lake and Lake County over the years. In memory of Orlando C. Richerson, who first brought Pete to Clear Lake in 1957. The favorite fishing lake of his younger years, he probably first visited it shortly after the turn of the 20th Century.

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