"Tracing rivers to their fountains makes the most charming of travels. As the life blood of the landscapes, the best of wilderness comes to their banks, and not one dull passage is found in all their eventful histories."
John Muir, one of California’s greatest citizens, marveled at the “eventful histories” of the state’s rivers. As these waters journey from the mountains to the sea or the Great Basin, they encounter the full sweep of the state’s remarkable landscape.
No human or animal knows these histories better than the state’s salmon and trout. Trout Unlimited’s California mandate is to protect, reconnect, restore and sustain our great salmon, steelhead, and trout – from the source to the sea.
Protect – California’s Headwaters and Roadless Backcountry
The Public Lands Initiative in California educates and promotes action among anglers and hunters to better protect and manage our public lands.
Reconnect – Stream Flows for Salmon and Trout
The California Water Project enhances stream flows and habitat through water policy reform, cooperative programs with water users, and hydropower reform.
Restore – California Watersheds
The North Coast Coho Project is a partnership of unprecedented scale and scope that works cooperatively to restore coho salmon runs in northern California. The Golden Trout Project is a collaborative effort to protect and restore the California Golden Trout, our state fish.
Sustain – Through Education and Celebration
Steelhead in the Classroom and the annual Healdsburg Wild Steelhead Festival educate citizens of all ages about the value of sustaining and celebrating healthy watersheds and fish populations and preparing for lasting conservation.
For more information:
Brian J. Johnson
2239 5th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Trout Unlimited announces the Water and Wine program with Sonoma County Wine Country participants
Trout Unlimited and its Wine Industry partners will kick-off the Water and Wine program on March 19, 2008 on the banks of Wine Creek in Sonoma County. Water and Wine is a new, ground-breaking, collaborative approach to improve stream flows and water reliability for grapegrowers in California watersheds. Water and Wine provides an opportunity for water users to collaborate to increase efficiency, coordinate diversions, develop physical solutions, and improve habitat at the most critical locations. By working together, Water and Wine will provide more comprehensive and cost-effective solutions to enhance stream flow and improve water supply reliability for grapegrowers.
Bevill Family Vineyards
Jackson Family Wines
Mauritson Vineyards and Winery
Michel-Schlumberger Wine Estate
Mounts Vineyards and Winery
Robert Young Vineyards
Rodney Strong Vineyards
Rued Vineyards and Winery
Wine Creek Vineyard
Redwood Empire Chapter, Trout Unlimited
Sonoma County Salmonid Coalition
Sonoma County Winegrape Commission
United Winegrowers for Sonoma County
For more information about Water and Wine, download Water and Wine: Partners in Wine Country Stewardship (PDF, 1.46 MB).
Read more about TU’s collaborative efforts to promote scientifically sound stream flows for trout and salmon in California.