Southern California: Steelhead Coalition Meets

In 2000, after securing a federal “endangered” listing for Southern California steelhead, CalTrout helped found the Southern California Steelhead Recovery Coalition (SCSC)- a collection of more than 30 groups whose work related to and supported steelhead protection and recovery.

Informal chapters have naturally formed around local pockets of steelhead work, one of the most intense being on the Santa Clara River in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties — 13 members were present at the May 24th Santa Clara River Watershed Coalition meeting, and 21 groups have signed-up as Coalition Chapter members.

The group is crafting its priorities, but it’s already clear that CalTrout’s leadership in the protection and restoration of Southern California’s remnant steelhead populations has another friend.