CalTrout is a known and trusted brand, the go-to organization for issues pertaining to the interplay between fish, water and people. Key public officials solicit the organization’s advice and are receptive to its ideas and proposals.
CalTrout works to build and maintain relationships with legislators, along with relevant agencies, on key local, regional, and statewide issues ranging from carbon sequestration policy to funding for floodplain-fish projects.
By bringing policy expertise, on the ground experience, community support, science, and advocacy experience, CalTrout advances critical policies, programs, and funding.
Working with an experienced team of lobbyists at Conservation and Natural Resources Group (CNRG) and Environmental and Energy Consulting (EEC) to complement its executive staff, CalTrout develops legislative initiatives,
supports or opposes legislation, helps shape the state/federal budget, engages in stakeholder groups and works directly with key decision makers.
Some of the policy issues the organization has been or is currently involved with include: funding for wetlands and watershed restoration; water diversion and water quality issues associated with illegal marijuana cultivation in the North Coast; Prop 1 (water bond) and 1E (floodplain
restoration) spending plans; mountain meadow restoration and the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund expenditure plans; Fisheries Restoration Grant Program funding and expenditures; State Plan of Flood Control and Multiple Benefit Floodplain policy; State Resources code 5937; drought policy and spending programs; NMFS/DFW safe harbors policy; and Klamath funding legislation. Click here for more information on these issues.