Fish & Farms

Carson Jeffres, scholar and photographer, make a special appearance to open the conversation about how fish conservationist can work with growers. 

 

Carson uses the Nigiri Project to demonstrate that California's floodplains can work for both fish and farms.  This knowledge can be used to shape water policy and and infrastructure.  This work has resulted in the novel use of some agriculture lands during the non-growing season to directly benefit juvenile salmon while on the flood bypasses and potentially indirectly benefit fish by growing fish food on the "dry side" of the levees and pumping it back into the river where the fish need it during their long migration to the ocean. 

 

The result: a more prosperous California for native fish and people.