GWWF raises funds to support the following causes:
– Casting for Recovery (CFR), for women with breast cancer or recovering from breast cancer surgery
– California Sport Fishing Protection Alliance
– California Trout
– CHEER (Coastal Habitat Education & Environmental Restoration)
– Fall River Conservancy
– Alameda Creek Alliance
– Tuolumne River Trust
– South Yuba River Citizen's League
– Friends of the Eel River
Golden West Women Flyfishers is proud to be an active and leading participant in fisheries conservation efforts throughout California.
By Cindy Charles, Conservation Chair
GWWF has a long history in fishery conservation activities. Over the years, we have been involved in projects ranging from stream restoration and fish rescues to multi-year federal regulatory dam relicensing proceedings. We regularly participate in meetings with a diverse group of environmental organizations to discuss and take action on key fishery and water issues. We join environmental coalitions to attend meetings with local and state legislators and regulatory bodies. We write, sign on and submit important comment letters to express our concerns for California’s struggling fish populations and impaired habitats.
Often, GWWF is the only fly fishing club in the room or on the conference call dealing with so many challenging and complex issues. We are proud to share our knowledge of the rivers and fish, and speak up with authority on what specifically is being threatened or lost.
Recently, our conservation work has involved the following issues.