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In the extreme northeast area of California there is an oasis for wildlife in the high desert. Fed by the Pit River watershed is a wide valley of wet meadows, ponds and fields. This is one summer home of California's Greater Sandhill Cranes. It is a protected area managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service known as the Modoc National Wildlife Refuge. The Greater Sandhill Cranes
of California Central Valley migrate north in the spring to return to their traditional nesting territories. Mated pairs claim their summer turf year after year to breed and raise their young. In the fall they bring their young back to the
Central Valley to spend the winter in the wetlands and surrounding fields that have been their homes for thousands of years.

This video / photographic / audio essay is a glimpse of the Crane's spring and summer home and the vibrant community of creatures that bring the wetlands
to life. It is inspired by the volunteer work of Save Our Sandhill Cranes and made possible by the dedicated staff of the Refuge. The value of maintaining, protecting and promoting wetlands can not be over stated. It is critical that
this important habitat be honored and allowed to flourish.

This is 3-minute version of the 12-minute original posted on:
- Modoc County Sheriff Mike Poindexter believes his citizens are equal: Increasing regulations by federal agencies are drastically reducing access to federal lands: These are the public's lands:
For major Constitutional events visit: -
The Modoc Movie Part 1
The Modoc Movie Part 2