The International Federation of Fly Fishers and the Northern California Chapter often work in concert with like-minded organizations in order to achieve goals which we hold in common. Combining the persuasive power of FFF with that of our allies often makes all the difference in negotiations with legislators and administrators. Conserving, restoring, educating through fly fishing. The mission of the Federation of Fly Fishers is to lead activities that enhance and support the fly fishing experience for all anglers who fish with the artificial fly.
Trout Unlimited's mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America's trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.
TU accomplishes this mission on local, state and national levels with an extensive and dedicated volunteer network. TU's national office, based just outside of Washington, D.C., and its regional offices employ professionals who testify before Congress, publish a quarterly magazine, intervene in federal legal proceedings, and work with the organization's 125,000 volunteers in 500 chapters nationwide to keep them active and involved in conservation issues.
California Trout has undergone substantial growth in membership in the past four years. Today the organization has a membership base of 5,300 members and is growing daily. CalTrout's mission is to protect and restore wild trout, native steelhead and the waters they inhabit throughout California, and to create high quality angling opportunities for the public to enjoy.
American Rivers is a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to protecting and restoring rivers nationwide. Founded over 25 years ago in a dusty Denver office, today we have offices in Washington, DC and across the country...
California Sportfishing Protection Alliance
CSPA is a non profit organization with tax exempt status that fights for water for fish. Your involvement and money can make a difference for the fish and fishing quality in California.
Salmon Forever is a non-profit organization whose goal is to conduct research on issues pertaining to watersheds and salmon; to promote the importance of watershed health; and to educate citizens so they can effectively participate in public decision-making that affects the communities and watersheds in which they live.
Friends of the River
Friends of the River was founded in 1973 during the struggle to save the Stanislaus River from New Melones Dam. Following that campaign, the organization grew to become California's statewide river conservation group. Friends of the River is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and restoring California's rivers, streams, and their watersheds. The organization accomplishes its mission by providing public education, citizen activist training and organizing, and expert advocacy to influence public policy decisions on land, water, and energy management issues.
Sierra Nevada Ecological Project
The Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project is an assessment of the Sierra Nevada ecoregion which was requested by Congress in 1992. Along with a scientific review of late-successional forests, key watersheds, and significant natural areas on federal lands of the Sierra Nevada ecoregion, SNEP also broadly evaluates an entire set of Sierra Nevada ecosystems, including their social, economic, and ecological components. The overall goal of the Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project was to provide an accurate, multidimensional ecosystem assessment such that key structural components and functional processes could be identified and adequately described to enable the management of these systems at sustainable levels into the future.
The River Network
River Network's Mission is to help people understand, protect and restore rivers and their watersheds. We envision a nation whose rivers are cared for by those who use them and live in their watershed. Our constituency is comprised of grassroots river and watershed conservation organizations, public agencies, tribal governments and coalitions, and other working to save freshwater ecosystems.
The Upper Sacramento River Exchange
We are an exciting stewardship program providing free public information, community gatherings, and education about our unique Upper Sacramento River watershed. We exist through great support and funding from the Cantara Trustee Council. The Council was established to distribute fourteen million dollars of settlement funds over five years for river restoration and education. Funds were acquired through litigation following the disastrous 1991 chemical spill at Cantara Loop.
California League of Conservation Voters
The California League of Conservation Voters is the non-partisan political action arm of California's environmental movement. CLCV's mission is to protect the environmental quality of the state by increasing public awareness of the environmental performance of all elected officials, working to elect environmentally responsible candidates, and holding them accountable to the environmental agenda once elected.
The California Native Plant Society
Originally formed in 1965 in the east bay region, the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California's native plants. The Society, working through its local chapters, seeks to increase understanding of California's native flora and to preserve this rich resource for future generations. Membership is open to all. Our members have diverse interests including natural history, botany, ecology, conservation, photography, drawing, hiking, and gardening.
Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations and communities.
National Audubon Society
The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Founded in 1905, the National Audubon Society is named for John James Audubon (1785-1851), famed ornithologist, explorer, and wildlife artist.
The Nature Conservancy
The mission of Nature Conservancy is to preserve plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
The Natural Resources Defense Council
The Natural Resources Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the Earth:Ê its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
The Wilderness Society
The Wilderness Society works to protect America's Wilderness since 1935 through the potent combination of science, advocacy and education. The mission is to deliver to future generations an unspoiled legacy of wild places, with all the precious values they hold: biological diversity; clean air and water; towering forests, rushing rivers, and sage-sweet, silent deserts.
The Sierra Club mission and purpose is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the Earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the Earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.
The California Department of Fish and Game
The mission of the Department of Fish and Game is to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public.
The Department of Fish and Game maintains native fish, wildlife, plant species and natural communities for their intrinsic and ecological value and their benefits to people. This includes habitat protection and maintenance in a sufficient amount and quality to ensure the survival of all species and natural communities. The department is also responsible for the diversified use of fish and wildlife including recreational, commercial, scientific and educational uses.
Salmonid Restoration Federation
The Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF) was formed in 1986 to help stream restoration practitioners advance the art and science of restoration. SRF promotes restoration, stewardship, and recovery of California native salmon, steelhead and trout populations through education, collaboration, and advocacy.
The Water Page
The Water Page is an independent initiative dedicated to the promotion of sustainable water resources management and use. A particular emphasis is placed on the development, utilization and protection of water in Africa and other developing regions.