Yes, I said southern California. There used to be around 50,000 adult steelhead that returned to the area’s rivers. Now, that number totals around 500.

This is a short film by Chris Malloy and Jason Baffa about Matt Stoecker — a conservation biologist who is passionate about bringing these fish back to the area. Matt shows us how he goes about potentially solving the problem, focusing on migration barriers that don’t need to be there anymore.

Enjoy the video and wee bit of education.