As the Klamath-Cascade Regional Director, Andrew manages a suite of conservation programs focused on mid-Klamath Basin salmonid recovery, Mount Shasta spring systems and source water protection, and the restoration of northern California legacy wild trout waters. Andrew also sits on the board of directors for the Fall River Conservancy where he coordinates a partnership with CalTrout dedicated to protecting California’s largest spring-fed wild trout fishery. He holds an M.A. degree in International Management and Public Administration from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) where he focused his graduate work on improving nonprofit management systems and designing effective conservation programs.
To protect and restore the spring-fed cold water river systems of the Shasta-Klamath Region that, in the face of drought and climate change, sustain native salmonids, support the local economy, supply water to central and southern California, and provide critical habitat for trout, steelhead and salmon.
The northeastern corner of the state - the area surrounding Mt. Shasta - is sometimes called the “Golden Triangle” by anglers because of its many fish-filled watersheds, including the McCloud, Upper Sacramento, Fall, Pit, Klamath Rivers and Hat Creek.
Most of the area’s rivers are spring-fed, and therefore, cold water refugia for fish populations.
Migration barriers (dams), habitat degradation, sedimentation, water quality, and lack of information about ground water threaten the pristine waters of the Mount Shasta region.
In this area, CalTrout works to protect Mount Shasta’s unique cold spring waters and their fisheries by:
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