Conservation: Groups That Make A Difference

The GPFF Supports Key Conservation Organizations

The Grizzly Peak Fly Fishers supports key conservation organizations that are making a difference. Our top priority is to help small groups restore local streams and watersheds. These groups are the…


Alameda Creek Alliance. Bringing steelhead and salmon back to Alameda Creek. This volunteer-based community group has a seventeen-year track record of restoring an important stream in San Francisco Bay.
Contra Costa Resource Conservation District. The Contra Costa Resource Conservation District, a non-regulatory agency, works with citizens and community groups to facilitate conservation and stewardship of the natural resources in Contra Costa County. CCRCD is working to build a fish passage that allows steelhead to cross the I-80 barrier.
Friends of Five Creeks. Working to protect and restore natural areas that welcome both wildlife and people on the urbanized east side of San Francisco Bay. This all-volunteer group has pruned, weeded, planted trees, and removed trash from Codornices Creek, a treasured waterway that flows through Berkeley and Albany communities.
Friends of Pinole Creek. Assure the return of Pinole Creek to a natural environment that can sustain native riparian wildlife including anadromous fish, waterfowl and migratory bird species. This small group is helping re-connect Pinole Creek's steelhead population split by Interstate-80.
SPAWNERS. To protect the San Pablo Creek Watershed and inspire community appreciation and stewardship through advocacy, education, and habitat restoration. This volunteer group, part of the Watershed Project, was founded in 2000 to bring together local residents interested in making San Pablo Creek Creek a community asset and protecting its natural resources.



The GPFF supports state and national organizations that are involved with key California fisheries and watershed projects. These organizations are…


Cal Trout. This dynamic group is dedicated to preserving California's blue ribbon trout streams, protecting wild steelhead and salmon, and re-establishing native trout in the Sierras.
California Sportsfishing Protection Alliance. An advocate for fisheries, habitat and water quality. This small group of committed activists, located in Winters, focuses on the administrative, legislative, and judicial processes affecting California fisheries, water rights, and water quality.
Friends of the River. This advocacy group, founded in 1973, has led successful campaigns for the permanent protection of many outstanding California rivers - including the Kings, Kern, Merced, Tuolumne, upper Klamath, West Walker, and East Carson.
Northern California Council Federation of Fly Fishers. The NCCFFF provides expertise and funding to assist local clubs with conservation & education projects.
Nature Conservancy. This national group is sponsoring many projects in California, focusing on the salmon fishery. They recently purchased the Big Springs Ranch near Mt. Shasta - - the source of cold water springs that support 80% of the coho salmon found rearing in the Shasta River, an important tributary of the Klamath.
Sacramento River Preservation Trust. This advocacy group creates educational materials, leads eco-tours, tracks legislation, and does river clean-ups - - - all with the goal to protect and preserve the Sacramento River.
Trout Unlimited. The North Bay Chapter is recognized for its sustained conservation efforts in Redwood Creek, a small but important stream for steelhead and coho salmon that originates on Mt. Tam and empties into the Pacific at Muir Beach.
Tuolumne River Trust. This group protects and supports the Tuolumne River, a home stream for many Northern Californians. Right now, TRT is beginning efforts to restore the Tuolumne's upper watershed scorched by the RIM fire. And TRT sponsors paddle with the salmon canoe trips each Fall.


Finally, the Grizzly Peak Fly Fishers also supports two important organizations making a difference to special communities…


Casting for Recovery. This group's mission is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer with a program that combines breast cancer education, peer support, and the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. GPFF contributes to the program and provides coaches for their retreats.
Warriors and Quiet Waters. This Montana group helps reintegrate combat-injured U.S. veterans into society by building hope and resilience, facilitating camaraderie, and providing security and serenity at their fly fishing retreats.


These organizations need support, so the GPFF encourages its members to make a difference by joining one of these groups.

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