Yellow frogs aside, CDFW needs work on its people skills
Talk about a public relations disaster. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is in the middle of a massive one in Plumas County.
The CDFW’s 11th-hour announcement that it will start killing fish in a popular county lake next month in order to protect a dozen yellow-legged frogs was delivered with no warning. It was disrespectful. It was clumsy. Some are calling it arrogant.
Last week, two CDFW biologists accepted an invitation to speak at the Board of Supervisors meeting. You have to give the biologists credit for showing up. They had to know it would be a hostile crowd.