Wild and Scenic Film Festival Highlights Yuba Salmon

This past weekend the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) kicked off the tenth-annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, California. 

Wild and Scenic is America’s largest environmental film festival, and this year Yuba Salmon are the cover story. 

American Rivers listed the Yuba as a Most Endangered River in 2011 because of its imperiled salmon population and partnered with SYRCL in the Yuba Salmon NOW campaign for bold restoration on the Yuba River, which envisions fish passage over a tall but obsolete dam at Englebright reservoir. 

Bold, yes.  It’s also the scientific consensus among resource agencies.

This is the kind of wild-yet-grounded thinking Wild and Scenic has always inspired.

Films this year include Dam Busting in Washington State, the first float of the Los Angeles River (think clean water), the fight to keep California State Parks open, and the required films of adventure and whimsy that remind us why else we do what we do.

After the Nevada City Fest, the best of Wild and Scenic goes on tour to inspire activists nation wide.  Look for it in your town.  Or take the next step and team up with SYRCL to host a venue and support your cause.

Image is owned by SYRCL. Used with Permission of Caleb Dardick, Executive Director.