Walter “Redgie” Collins, Esq.

Walter “Redgie” Collins, Esq.

Legal and Policy Director


Redgie is CalTrout’s Legal and Policy Director; he joined our organization as a Staff Attorney in 2016. A graduate of the University of San Francisco, Redgie has worked for NextGen Climate on campaign finance and issues surrounding the Keystone Pipeline and The Nature Conservancy on water-related issues. Redgie’s expertise lies in California water law and is the lead for CalTrout for the Potter Valley Project while overseeing CalTrout’s Legal and Policy Departments.

Since 2023, Redgie has served as a member of the California Department of Water Resources Drought Resilience Interagency and Partners Collaborative (DRIP Collaborative), representing CalTrout and conservation interests. This standing interagency task force plans for and responds to drought and water shortages across the state. Learn more here.

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