Some people say that the only way to save wild salmon is to drive them in gas-guzzling trucks around the dams that block these fish from reaching miles of historic spawning habitat.
A short-sighted plan for the Yuba River is gaining traction among decision-makers. It recommends trapping and trucking wild salmon around dams, both to and from the North Yuba River. With an estimated price tag of $700 million, this “trap & haul” plan cannot sustainably restore wild salmon, and would do nothing to benefit steelhead.
Ask them to direct state and federal agencies to develop a fish passage plan that allows wild salmon and steelhead to get by the dams on their own – one that benefits the health of the entire Yuba River watershed.