New half hour film tells the story of diverse stakeholders coming together to help some of California’s most vulnerable species.
Full Frame Productions recently partnered with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and NOAA Fisheries to produce Saving Species Together, a video program and educational campaign highlighting positive stories of collaboration between private land managers, resource agencies, non-profits, and local citizens to protect threatened and endangered species. By building conservation communities that include all stakeholders, we put ourselves in a better position to address the challenges facing listed species, making recovery more possible.
The four species featured are:
• Western Snowy Plover: Resource managers and volunteers help protect and restore habitat for the Western snowy plover at Point Reyes National Seashore and the Mike Thompson Wildlife Area, South Spit Humboldt Bay.
• Coho Salmon: Coho specialists from a timber company, a non-profit, and NOAA Fisheries help juvenile Coho salmon in the Eel River Watershed.
• San Joaquin Kit Fox: Resource managers, non-profits and a solar company find ways to protect the endangered San Joaquin kit fox in urban environments and on a 26,500-acre preserve in the Central Valley.
• California Tiger Salamander: Resource managers, private developers and biological consultants work together to protect the California tiger salamander in native habitat in northern California grasslands.
The half hour film will be broadcast on PBS stations starting in November.