Blue Ribbon Waters

The Challenge

The diversity of California’s Blue Ribbon Waters – Hot Creek, Hat Creek, Walker, Truckee, Yuba, Pit, Fall, McCloud, Upper Sac, Lower Sac, and Trinity Rivers – is arguably unmatched in the US, if not the world.

California's McCloud River

The impossibly beautiful McCloud River typifies California’s Blue Ribbon waters

Each waterway requires dedicated stewardship to ensure water quality and habitat integrity, thus preserving wild trout and maintaining our world-class angling experiences.

Our Goal

To preserve treasured angling experiences across California’s most noteworthy fly fishing waters for future generations.

Projects (click project to learn more)

Carson River Restoration
Eastern Sierra Region Water Management
East Walker River Improvements
Fall River Restoration
Hat Creek Restoration
Hot Creek/Upper Owens Water Quality
Mammoth Creek Flow/Habitat
McCloud River Projects
Mono Basin Campaign
Mount Shasta Spring Water Management
Pit River Flow Relicensing