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
The Golden West Women Flyfishers is extremely proud to be an active and leading participant in fisheries conservation efforts throughout California.
By Cindy Charles, Conservation Chair
For the past several years, GWWF has focused its conservation efforts on two important Central Valley Rivers: The Lower Tuolumne and Lower Merced, home to dwindling populations of ESA listed Central Valley Steelhead and Fall Run Chinook Salmon. These rivers once had thriving fisheries, but largely due to hydropower projects built up in the 1960’s and 1970’s, their numbers have plummeted. Both rivers have dams which are currently undergoing the five year relicensing process in order to get a new 30-50 year license granted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Through the relicensing process, GWWF is working with other conservation groups and the resource agencies (National Marine Fisheries Service, California Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California State Water Board) to achieve the best possible conditions for the protection and restoration of salmon and steelhead in the Merced and Tuolumne Rivers.
THE BLOG LINKED HERE IS 7 YEARS OUT OF DATE. DELETE? ->->-> For other up to date conservation news, please go to the GWWF Conservation Blog http://gwwfconserve.blogspot.com/