Restoring Wetlands with Explosives [Video]

Duration: 1min 16 sec

This isn’t a scene from a Hollywood blockbuster. It’s the latest step in The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to restore wetlands on its Williamston River Delta Preserve in southern Oregon.

In a move to reverse the fate of two endangered fish species and to benefit other wildlife, the Conservancy on October 30 used explosives to breach two miles of levees along Upper Klamath Lake. Removing the levees is part of a larger project to restore the vast marsh wetlands that once dominated the Williamson River Delta.

Those poor birds.

Read more: Explosives aid wetland restoration in Klamuth Basin from the Nature Conservancy