For Streamflow Restoration And Drought Resilience In California
Type of SupportGeneral Support/Program
Trout Unlimited advocates for policies and practices that support cold-water fisheries in the West and beyond. The drought in California has put tremendous stress on the state’s fish, with eighteen species teetering on the brink of extinction. This grant to Trout Unlimited will support its work to secure adequate flows of water in key California rivers and streams to maintain healthy fisheries. Trout Unlimited will seek new statewide policies and funding for instream flows in support of its goals. It will educate policymakers and the public on state fisheries’ needs and provide sound scientific research to help it achieve its river restoration priorities.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
Trout Unlimited (TU) works to conserve, protect, and restore North America’s cold-water fisheries and their watersheds. Across the American West, TU and its partners are working to restore rivers by removing derelict dams and other barriers to fish passage. The organization also advocates for greater policy protections for public lands and rivers. (Substrategy: Advance Conservation Protections.)
for support of the Western Water and Public Lands programs
This renewal grant would support Trout Unlimited’s efforts to protect, reconnect, and restore western rivers and streams and the lands necessary to sustain them. It will employ science, outreach, and organizing to engage a wide array of stakeholders—including ranchers, business people, and state and federal decision makers—in protecting western river ecosystems and the habitat needed to support them. The organization’s goals for this grant period include improving 1,900 river miles in sixteen western river basins for native and sport fisheries and protecting 32 million acres of public lands in eight western states.