California game wardens an endangered species!
California has the worst game-wardens-per-capita ratio of any state or Canadian province (192 in the field), which is attracting organized crime to poaching and contributing to more than a $100 million a year black market in wildlife that has dire consequences for salmon, striped bass, sturgeon, deer, abalone and many other species. The warden shortage also reduces protection from marijuana cultivation and illegal drug manufacturing on wild lands, which threaten all forms of outdoor recreation, from hunting, fishing and camping to birding, hiking and exploring. A new documentary by Snow Goose Productions and award-winning film maker James Swan exposes this problem. Endangered Species: California Fish and Game Wardens, was featured at the 2009 Jackson Hole Film Festival. The film is narrated by actor/author Jameson Parker, of Simon & Simon. Sponsors include: CA Fish and Game Wardens Association, California Waterfowl Association, The Wild Sheep Foundation, Nor. California Council Federation of Fly-Fishers, Sierra Club, LEF Foundation and the California County Fish and Game Commissions of Butte, Colusa, Imperial, Kern, Mono/Inyo, Napa, San Diego, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties. There will be a special screening of Endangered Species January 23 at the Safari Club International Convention in Reno. DVD copies of the film are available from Snow Goose Productions.