At California Trout, we work to ensure resilient wild fish thrive in healthy waters for a better California. It's our belief that abundant wild fish indicate healthy waters and that healthy waters benefit all Californians. With more than sixty large-scale, "boots on-the-ground" conservation projects underway, in tandem with public policy efforts in Sacramento, our six regional offices work tirelessly to advance our cause through a three-pillared approach to conservation.

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The Future of California Water: Discussion with Felicia Marcus and Gia Schneider

CalTrout Watershed and Legacy Circle members and partners joined together last Thursday for an informative discussion on the visions for the future of California water. With a zoom room of visionaries themselves, we had a lively time! You can listen to the interviews with our guests Gia Schneider of Natel Energy and Felicia Marcus the […]


Transforming an Ecosystem

In the mountains of coastal Orange County, within Cleveland National Forest, a five-year project is underway to remove 81 small-sized dams across four streams. California Trout is leading an important role in this large, multi-partner and multi-level project, which addresses a key initiative for our organization: reconnecting habitat. We aim to give salmon and steelhead […]


Momentous Public Lands Bill Passes the House

CalTrout is thrilled to announce some exciting news on the forefront for our nation’s public lands. Today, the House of Representatives passed the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act (aka: PAW Act). The bill’s sponsors, U.S. Representatives Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Judy Chu (D-Pasadena), and Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara) came together […]


Klamath Dam Update: Restoration Contract Signed

Restoration Contractor Chosen: Resource Environmental Solutions Last month in an announcement on Business Wire, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) and Resource Environmental Solutions (RES) announced they have signed a contract for RES to provide restoration services in connection with the removal of four dams on the Klamath River. The agreement between RES and KRRC finalizes habitat restoration, maintenance, and […]


2021 CalTrout Legislative Outlook

by Redgie Collins CalTrout Staff Attorney   Legislative Outlook in 2021 As we welcome the Biden and Harris administration to the White House and a new California legislature into session, CalTrout has taken some time to reflect and prepare for 2021. Regardless of your politics, the reality is that the past federal administration sought to […]


Klamath Dams Q&A Webinar – Recap and Recording

Thank you to those who joined us last night for the Klamath Dams Q&A webinar. We hope you enjoyed hearing from our expert panel about the largest dam removal project in US History. We received so many great questions and wish we had more time to answer them all. Special thanks to Mark Bransom from […]


Priorities for California’s Water 2020

California Trout is pleased to share a recent report by our partners at the PPIC Water Policy Center on the Priorities for California’s Water. CalTrout is a proud sponsor of this report which highlights our commitment to using innovative science to influence policy for the benefit of wild fish and healthy waters for a better […]


PacifiCorp Agrees to Full Terms of Klamath Dams Removal

PacifiCorp Agrees to Full Terms of Klamath Dams Removal PacifiCorp and Warren Buffet have agreed to the full terms of dam removal on the Klamath River, thus clearing a major obstacle in the long, concerted effort to restore one of California’s largest watersheds. This monumental decision validates decades of work on the part of more […]


Making End-of-Life Decisions on Aging Dams – PPIC interview with Dr. Andrew Rypel

California has thousands of dams, from small earthen barriers to large dams hundres of feet tall. more than 1,400 of those dams are large enough to fall under state safety regulations. A great number of them provide critical water supply, flood control, and hydroelectric power. But many have outlived their functional lifespan and the ecosystem […]


Latest #DAMSOUT Update for Klamath and Potter Valley Project

#DAMSOUT Klamath Dams – In July of 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the partial transfer of ownership of the lower four Klamath River dams from PacifiCorp to the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) for the purpose of removal. The approval is conditioned on PacifiCorp remaining a co-licensee. We are continuing to pressure […]