Over 1700 supporters of wild Yuba Salmon and steelhead have written Governor Brown since SYRCL launched its “Fish Don’t Drive” letter writing campaign last month.
It’s not too late for the Governor to hear from YOU too! It’s easy: Just click on this link now.
We all know that wild salmon and steelhead trout are in jeopardy of extinction.
Some people say that the only way to save wild salmon is to drive them in diesel-guzzling trucks around the dams that block these fish from reaching miles of historic spawning habitat.
Unfortunately, a short-sighted plan for our river is gaining traction among California decision-makers. It recommends trapping and trucking salmon around dams, both to and from the North Yuba River. With an estimated price tag of $700 million, this “trap & haul” plan is a questionable means of restoring salmon, and would take at least 20 years to implement, even then doing nothing to benefit steelhead trout.
Wild salmon are born to swim, not ride in trucks. This is why we need your help.
Please sign this letter to Governor Jerry Brown and U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. It urges them to ask state and federal agencies to look for a long-term sustainable plan for volitional fish passage on the Yuba and immediately support large-scale salmon habitat improvement projects on the lower Yuba River.