Welcome to Trout Unlimited of California, the California State Council.

Our mission is to protect, reconnect, restore and sustain California's salmonid fisheries, their watersheds and the diversity of their populations.
In pursuit of this mission, all native plants and animals will benefit, providing a clean and sustainable environment for future generations.

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  • Major Win for One of America's Best Coldwater Fisheries
    Five hundred miles. That’s a pretty significant distance, right? Now, imagine swimming that far. That’s how many river miles will re-opened to native steelhead in the Klamath River under the terms of a revised agreement between the federal government, the states of California and Oregon, and the utility company PacifiCorp.…
  • California Public Lands Update
    In the fall of 2015, TU completed a major habitat improvement on the famed Little Truckee River. Dave Lass, TU’s California Field Director, managed this project in partnership with the Tahoe National Forest, while the Truckee River TU Chapter provided volunteer labor and other support over the three years it…
  • California Water Project Update
    You don’t need to be a stream ecologist to figure out that streams with little or no water make it pretty much impossible to survive if you’re a juvenile steelhead. While the current drought (now in its fifth year in California) has spurred new efforts to address impacts on coho…
  • 2016 Fishing Derby on the San Joaquin River
    What is the more satisfying fishing experience, trout or bass? More than 300 anglers battled over this past weekend in the fourth annual Sycamore Island Fishing Derby on the San Joaquin River to settle the debate. The field of competition was three old quarry pits, now filled with water and…
  • California Groups Laud Federal Leadership on Drought Response
    California’s historic drought, now in its fifth year, has been hard on fish and wildlife. Communities, water districts, and state agencies have taken steps to help keep more water in streams and wetlands for at-risk species such as salmon and steelhead. In the big picture, developing a coherent, durable, and…

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Major Win for One of America's Best Coldwater Fisheries

Klamath Hydropower Settlement Agreement
Five hundred miles. That’s a pretty significant distance, right? Now, imagine swimming that far. That’s how many river miles will re-opened to native steelhead in the Klamath River under the terms of a revised agreement between the federal government, the states of California and Oregon, and the utility company PacifiCorp.
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(Volunteers)

  • Chairman: Erik Young
  • Vice Chairman: Cindy Noble
  • Past Chairman: Drew Irby
  • Secretary: Bill Templin
  • Treasurer: Dustin Rocksvold
  • NLC Rep: Brian Hines

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Heenan Lake Lahontan Cutthroat Trout
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Mokelumne River Steelhead