California Trout, Inc.


Mission Statement

CalTrout's mission is to ensure resilient wild fish thrive in healthy waters for a better California.


At California Trout, we believe that abundant wild fish indicate healthy waters and that healthy waters mean a better California. As such, we work to solve the state's complex resource issues while balancing the needs of wild fish and people.
The organization was started in 1971 by a small group of concerned anglers. From the beginning, CalTrout championed wild trout management and the concept of catch and release, spearheading efforts to enact programs and landmark legislation to protect California's natural resources.
Over the last five decades, CalTrout has come to signify scientific credibility, a strong and respected voice on statewide water and fish policy, an enduring legacy of on-the-ground project and measurable outcomes.

Program Details

In the face of climate change, we continue to seek innovative ways to connect native fish to diverse and healthy habitats to return them to resilience. Our work focuses on the following five key initiatives:
Integrate Wild Fish and Working Landscapes - Manage our working landscapes to balance both wild fish and human interests.
Steward Source Waters Areas - Providing water security for fish and people by preserving and protecting key water sources.
Protect the Best - Keeping wild trout waters and salmon and steelhead strongholds intact and protected.
Reconnect Habitat - Removing obsolete dams and other barriers to reconnect salmon and steelhead to prime, historic habitat.
Restore Estuaries - Nurturing the productive and vital land-sea interface.
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San Francisco, CA 94104
United States
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