On the way to Kings Canyon last week, I saw an area (just east of Los Banos, I think) where it looked like some kind of wetlands restoration was going on. Reeds, wet ground, a few spots of open water. I thought "How cool." Then, at the far (east) end of it, I noticed a shack with some camo equipment. Ah, a hunting club. Let's restore some wetlands so we can attract some waterfowl — so we can kill them.
Odd. Still, I suspect that it might be better for some of the rarer species than one of the most likely alternatives: paving the entire Central Valley.