Since its early days, CalTrout has been using advocacy, legislative influence, and when needed, legal efforts to protect California’s wild fish and rivers for future generations.
It takes unyielding vigilance to protect the best of California’s natural resources.
California Trout will not rest. Join us.
CalTrout believes in conservation for all Californians, and that good public policy keeps our natural resources protected for all interests.
Using our collective legislative approach, led by Staff Attorney Redgie Collins, we build off our ground experience, community support, science, media, and advocacy experience to advance mission-critical policies programs and funding.
CalTrout continues this effort today by building relationships with legislators and key legislative staff on statewide conservation and by supporting, opposing, and sponsoring key legislative initiatives.
In the latest issue of The Current, CalTrout's digital magazine, CalTrout Staff Attorney Redgie Collins provides an overview of current and upcoming legislation that may affect freshwater conservation efforts for decades to come.Read more
Senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein in February 2020 introduced the Protecting Unique and Beautiful Landscapes by Investing in California (PUBLIC) Lands Act, a package of three previously introduced bills that would increase protections and access for over 1 million acres of California lands. Take action with us, help protect our natural landscapes by telling Congress to pass the PUBLIC Lands Act.
CalTrout urges you to comment on the Federal Energy Regulatory (FERC) docket, to let FERC staff and the Project Planning Partners know you support the effort to remove Scott Dam. We have provided instructions on how to file, along with a sample letter for you to insert your own language.
Under a new EPA rule finalized by the Trump administration and conservative lawmakers to speed energy projects, states could lose protections from the Clean Water Act. If a state misses the one-year deadline to issue a permit, the requirements for certification under the Clean Water Act would be waived.