You’ve read the post. Now you can see the movie.
The recent CalTrout/Trout Unlimited Third Annual Casting Call event at California’s Capitol Building was a rousing success, and while you can read about it here, you can now also watch Mikey Wier’s video:
In only three years time, the Casting Call has aquired a gratifying momentum; it grows, improves, and to our elected officials it highlights the importance of our native trout, steelhead and salmon to legislators.
Many of these legislators might support our efforts but given California’s other legislative worries, the specifics are often lost in the noise.
The Casting Call — a joint effort of Trout Unlimited and California Trout — supports our legislative agenda for 2012, which includes:
Pass the Coho Bill AB 1961 (Huffman). This policy will provide new and critically needed tools for restoring California’s coho salmon populations.
Implement the California Fish and Wildlife Strategic Vision for a more efficient and improved Department of Fish and Game. Pass SB 1148 (Pavely) and AB 2402 (Huffman).
Fully fund and implement the historic Klamath River Settlement Agreements to enable dam
removal, fisheries restoration and community sustainability.
Implement the San Joaquin River Settlement Agreement to restore salmon and flows.
Permanently protect the California Salmon Strongholds where salmonid diversity is still high and habitat conditions are reasonably intact.
Empower the Department of Fish and Game’s Heritage and Wild Trout Program.
Educate Californians about the economic, ecologic, and cultural importance of trout, steelhead, and salmon.
Promote a progressive Central Valley Flood Protection Plan to ensure public safety and promote salmon and steelhead restoration.
Assist local watershed groups, water providers, agricultural interests, and other stakeholders to develop solutions that enhance and protect California’s water resources.