Sound Science Informs Work
CalTrout is established as a credible scientific leader on fish and water issues in California. CalTrout’s Science program serves to
- improve scientific foundation of applied conservation strategies
- develop responses to statewide-big picture threats to native trout and salmon such as climate change, ongoing drought conditions, introduced and invasive species, and hatchery reform
- provide scientific research, data collection, and analyses to inform adaptive management strategies and viable conservation alternatives aimed at restoring native trout and steelhead throughout their historical range
Our partnership with UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and work on the State of the Salmonids (SOS) II: Fish in Hot Water report, assessing the status of all 32 kinds of trout, steelhead and salmon in California, are examples of how sound science informs our work.