Little Creek, Big Impact (audio) University of California - Davis Share Print E-Mail Loading audio... Caption A small sliver of wildness is having a big impact on the birds, fish and wildlife near UC Davis. Birds at Putah Creek have more than doubled since water was restored to the creek in 2000. "The planet needs places like this," said ecologist Melanie Truan. Credit Kat Kerlin and Amy Quinton/UC Davis Usage Restrictions provide credit Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.