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.


Protect our pristine headwaters on public lands for wild and native fish


Reconnect the segmented, dammed, water diverted streams for cool, clean fish-friendly water flows.


Restore native habitat in cold-water fisheries with sound science-based practices, collaborating with others across our state.


Organizing, education and outreaching to our communities ensures that we will be able to sustain robust populations of native and wild coldwater salmonids, to once again thrive within their native California ranges.

Much of Trout Unlimited's work is accomplished on the local level by volunteer leaders and members — people like you who love to fish and have joined forces to protect and restore local waters. There are many ways you can help, like giving a membership to a friend, taking action on legislative issues that make a difference for wild trout and salmon, or volunteering for our local chapter or council.

We hope that you will consider taking on the exciting and rewarding responsibility of playing an active role in our local chapter or council. Depending on your position, leadership in TU could involve arranging projects, organizing trips, recruiting new members, coordinating youth education programs, fundraising, or acting as spokesman to media, elected officials, and the general public.

If you are interested in taking on a leadership role with the council, please contact us.

Join Trout Unlimited online today for the special one-time introductory rate of $17.50. (Regular--$35.00)

Since you have learned about TU through a friend, a gear offer or a local chapter, you are already probably a dedicated angler and conservationist. We encourage you to get involved in the fight to protect our state’s trout and salmon fisheries. $15 of that $17.50 is automatically rebated back to the chapter and goes immediately to work in your area. After joining, we urge you to come to a meeting of the closest chapter and check out for yourself what’s happening in CA.  Also, our revised youth program offers a $12 youth membership.(Under 18 years) Bring your son or daughter to a local chapter meeting and see what activities TU is offering for our next generation of concerned outdoor enthusiasts.

To save you time, we will list the available chapters in CA. If no chapter is immediately near you, write “None’ and the $15 rebate goes to our CA Council.

Please join us today: Go to www.tu.org/intro

Chapter #  Chapter Name  General Area  Meeting place 
900 Wild Rivers Coast Crescent City, CA-Brookings, OR  
905 Feather River Graeagle Plumas County, CA Graeagle
903 North Bay Marin & SF Counties, CA San Rafael
920 Golden State Flycasters San Diego County, CA Encinitas
922 Redwood Empire Sonoma County, CA Healdsburg
923 South Coast Orange County, CA Irvine
926 Sac-Sierra Sacramento Metro area Sacramento
103 Truckee River Truckee Lake Tahoe area
927 Eldorado Eldorado County Placerville
198 Steinbeck Country San Jose-San Luis Obispos Carmel Valley
279 Central Sierra Bakersfield-Stockton Frenso



California National Directory & Offices

Emeryville Office
Brian J. Johnson--CA Director/Senior Attorney
4221 Hollis St., Emeryville, CA 94608
PH: 510-528-4772 Fax: 510-528-7880

Rene Henery, PhD--CA Science Coordinator/Research Scientist
4221 Hollis St.. Emeryville, CA 94806
PH: 510-528-4164 Fax: 510-528-7880

Matt Clifford--CA Water Rights Attorney
4221 Hollis St., Emeryville, CA 94608
PH: 510-280-5392 Fax: 510-528-7880

Chandra Ferrari--CA Water Project/Director
4221 Hollis St., Emeryville, CA 94608
Office: 510-647-9331 Fax: 510-528-7880

Mary Ann King--Stewardship Coordinator
4221 Hollis St., Emeryville, CA 94608
PH: 510-649-9987 Fax: 510-528-7880
Email: mking@tu. org

Field Personnel
Sam Davidson--Communications Director
4760 San Juan Canyon Rd., San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
Tel. 831-235-2542

Public Lands Staff--Truckee office
David Lass--Northern CA Field Director/NCCP Mgr.
10356 Donner Pass Road, Suite 3, Truckee, CA 96161
Office: (530) 587-7110

Sam Sedillo--Sierra Cascades Field Coordinator
Office:  (530) 587-7330
Cell:  (408) 718-9897 

Jessica Strickland--California Public Lands Coordinator
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Phone: 830-515-9917

North Coho Project Office:
Lisa Bolton--NCP Project Manager
P.O. Box 1966, Fort Bragg, CA 95433
Office: 707-962-0115

Anna Halligan--NCP Project Coordinator
P.O. Box 1966, Fort Bragg, CA 95433
Office: 707-962-0115

The local TU chapters make up the backbone of the grassroots volunteer efforts of the organization as a whole. They concentrate on their home watersheds and issues and report 'up' if assistance is needed. California chapters and their challenges are as diverse as our population; fighting issues ranging from the toll roads encroachment in Orange County, (southern California) to the gravel operations in Del Norte & Sonoma Counties, (northern California) to the OHV threats to the Roadless Act (statewide). Chapters strive for a balance of our three main agendas: restoration, education and advocacy. Many chapters have annual youth fishing events and Trout or Steelhead in the Classroom, teaching outdoor ethics and showing our next generation why salmonoid populations are important.

Chapter Directory

California State Council Directory (Volunteers)

  • Chairman-Erik Young Email:
  • Vice Chairman--Cindy Noble Email:  
  • Past Chair: Drew Irby  Email:
  • Secretary: Bill Templin Email:  
  • Treasurer: Dustin Rocksvold Email:
  • NLC Rep: Brian Hines Email:
  • Special Projects/Chapter Development--John Sikora Email:  

Mailing Address for all written correspondence, donations, legal/contractual documents, etc:

Trout Unlimited of California
4005 Manzanita Ave. Suite 6, Box 302
Carmichael, CA 95608

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