EIN 23-7097680

California Trout

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California Trout ensures healthy water and resilient wild fish for a better California. They strive to protect the ecological health of north coast's rivers, establish salmon and steelhead stronghold populations, and work towards protecting and restoring spring-fed cold-water river systems in the Shasta-Klamath region that sustain native salmonids. They share a common vision of a California where healthy waters flow from headwaters to sea. They are located in San Francisco, CA.
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Program areas at California Trout

In shasta-klamath region, caltrout worked towards protecting and restoring the spring-fed cold-water river systems of the shasta-klamath region that, in the face of drought and climate change, sustain native salmonids, support the local economy, supply water to central and southern California, and provide critical habitat for endangered species. This work included protection of legacy waters such as the hat creek/fall river, mccloud, pit rivers, the battle creek salmon and steelhead restoration project (bcssrp) which aims to remove five dams, install fish screens and ladders on three dams, and end the diversion of water from the north fork to the south fork. Caltrout worked on restoring the habitat conditions in key klamath tributaries including the shasta-scott watersheds by improving water management on agricultural lands, removing fish barriers and small dams, and restoring instream flows, advancing the klamath dam removal, and assessing source water recharge area, volcanic springs and baseline conditions for water security.
In southern California, caltrout promoted recovery of endangered southern California steelhead through science-based projects that increased access to prime habitat by removing migration barriers, improving Trout habitat, and preserving native rainbow Trout populations; and increasing awareness of state water issues to so cal legislators to establish legal precedent on important statewide fish and water issues. This entailed working to remove the matilija dam and rindge dam, providing critical fish passage in southern California rivers, and ensuring agencies enforce laws on associated key issues. Work on estuaries included analyzing so cal estuaries. Caltrout also led two steelhead coalitions - the south coast steelhead coalition and the santa clara river steelhead coalition and built partnerships in watershed restoration and fish passage.
In the north coast region, caltrout strived to protect the ecological health of the north coast's rivers, and the salmon and steelhead stronghold populations they sustain. In the smith, klamath, trinity, redwood, mad, and the eel rivers, caltrout established sound policies and science-based recovery and monitoring programs, to restore productive and vibrant commercial and recreational fisheries, good water quality, and sustainable working landscapes. Caltrout built deij into our partnerships, project development, and internal practices for hiring and retention, and emphasized partnerships with tribal and other marginalized or minority serving programs. This region's efforts included work to move the dams in eel river and the cedar creek hatchery, estuary restoration on the eel river, the mad river, the redwood creek estuary and developing new tools to guide habitat restoration. Other efforts included work on the endangered species act and the elk river recovery and community stewardship program (clean water act), caltrout also worked on the smith river, the redwood and prairie creek public land partnerships, and the bull creek humboldt redwoods state park public land partnerships, as well as developing a scientific framework for species recovery on the north cost and continued participation in policy development linking water management to species protection for robust protection of salmon and steelhead.
All other programs: sierra, bay area, central valley, sacramento, mt. Lassen

Who funds California Trout

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)Conservation Projects$1,088,084
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund (GSPF)Environment & Animal Protection$540,000
Resources Legacy FundLand Or Marine Conservation, Promotion of Education And/or Healthy Communities$480,725
...and 47 more grants received totalling $3,984,451

Personnel at California Trout

Alan RoesberryChief Administrative Officer$168,295
Curtis KnightExecutive Director$192,960
Sharrin RiosFinance Director
Tracey DiazDevelopment and Communications Director$156,106
Walter "Redgie" Collins, Esq.Legal and Policy Director
...and 34 more key personnel

Financials for California Trout

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$20,891,241
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$10,492
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$10,595
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$8,932
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$20,921,260

Form 990s for California Trout

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-15990View PDF
2021-062022-05-16990View PDF
2020-062021-05-25990View PDF
2019-062020-11-25990View PDF
2019-062020-08-20990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
May 17, 2024
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $20,000 from Firedoll Foundation
April 23, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 10 new personnel
January 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 16 new grant, including a grant for $480,725 from Resources Legacy Fund
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 40 new grant, including a grant for $1,088,084 from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
August 10, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
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General information
435 Pacific Ave 200
San Francisco, CA 94133
Metro area
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
San Francisco County, CA
Website URL
(415) 392-8887
Facebook page
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IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
D30: Wildlife Preservation, Protection
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
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