California Trout (San Francisco, CA)


  • Name:Ms. Mary Schindler
  • Title:Grants Coordinator

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:California Trout
  • Address:870 Market St., Ste 528
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(415) 392-8887
  • Main fax:(415) 392-8895

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  • Mission:
  • Since 1971, California Trout has been the only statewide conservation group focused solely on protecting California’s wild and native trout and their rivers. Working with local communities, businesses and government agencies, CalTrout restores our state’s fisheries and precious water resources, using these strategies:

    Science – Through collecting and disseminating sound scientific data, we identify conservation goals and priorities, and guide key decision-making at the local, regional and statewide levels.

    Community partnership – Using place-based conservation, we educate and engage local communities, empowering them to develop and implement the long-term solutions that will protect their waters and fish.

    Policy – CalTrout builds support for legislative initiatives and water policy reform at the local, regional and state levels.

    Outreach and media – Raising awareness about these issues allows us to work with a wide variety of stakeholders to advocate for sound water management and to promote public stewardship of our natural resources.

    Legal Action – As a last resort, we call for action that will enforce regulations to protect our state’s most threatened fisheries.

  • History:
  • Since 1971, California Trout has been the only statewide organization solely committed to the recovery of California's wild trout, steelhead, and salmon streams—streams that supply our state's most precious resource: water. Under increasing threat from dramatic population growth and the effects of global climate change, these cold, clean streams that sustain our fish and enable our state's economy to thrive, require coordinated and strategic conservation efforts to endure.

    CalTrout is uniquely positioned to address the critical challenges facing the state’s water resources and wild fish populations and fills a significant gap in larger initiatives to protect coastal and freshwater resources across the West Coast. We have sponsored and disseminated key scientific studies, such as the SOS: California’s Native Fish Crisis and the Santa Monica Mountains Steelhead Habitat Assessment, that annunciate and advocate for increased fisheries and coastal habitat protections and restoration efforts. With five regional offices in key watersheds across the state, we have built broad networks of partners, such as the Southern California Steelhead Coalition and the Matilija Coalition, that include state and federal resource agencies, local and state government, conservation organizations, industry, and grassroots community groups. Unifying and leveraging the shared conservation capacities of these partners, we work at the grassroots level to identify regional conservation goals and priorities, design long-term plans and implement, monitor, and analyze the restoration activities. At the same time, we work statewide with agencies, the legislative branch, and key stakeholders to develop and implement natural resource policies that will protect and restore wild trout and steelhead waters throughout California.

    Engaging our 7,000 members in the public process to advocate for sound, science-based conservation solutions, CalTrout has been instrumental in shaping natural resource policies at the local, state and national levels, such as the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. In the North Coast and Eastern Sierra, we have spearheaded California’s most innovative, effective, and collaborative regional water management planning efforts through Integrated Regional Water Management Plans, or IRWMPs. Our leadership of the California component of the North American Salmon Stronghold Partnership, a collaboration with the Wild Salmon Center and Trout Unlimited, clearly establishes our role in fisheries and watershed conservation in California and our important contribution to region-wide initiatives.

    Our enduring achievements—from re-watering the rivers that feed Mono Lake in the Eastern Sierra and the Santa Ana River in Southern California, to protecting nearly the entire course of the Smith River on the North Coast—exemplify how CalTrout effectively leverages the fish to protect the health of our waters for people, the environment, and our economy.

  • Year established:1971
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:18
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:11

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Chair: Jerry Yesavage
    Vice Chair: Tony Brookfield
    Treasurer: Chris Allen
    Secretary: John Slezak

    Linda Rosenberg Ach
    Ron Antipa
    Gary Arabian
    Doug Ballinger
    Michael Berube
    Eric Callow
    Richard Draeger
    Bill Epstein
    Craig Fusaro
    Gene Gregg
    Peter Moyle
    Greg Ralston
    Marjorie Randolph
    Karl Sporer
    Alan Vidinsky

  • Executive Director / President:
  • George Shillinger, Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Alan Roesberry, Finance Director
    Melanie Hamburger, Development Director
    Curtis Knight, Mt. Shasta Regional Manager
    Jenny Francis, Northern Sierra Regional Manager
    Mark Drew, Eastern Sierra Regional Manager
    Nica Knite, Southern California Regional Manager
    Tom Weseloh, North Coast Regional Manager


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:23-7097680

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:237097680
  • Organization Name:CALIFORNIA TROUT
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:360 PINE ST 4TH FLOOR
  • Organization City:SAN FRANCISCO
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:94104-3219
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:April, 1971
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):059
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Other school related activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:D330
  • Asset Amount:$3,587,256
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$7,075,286
  • Income Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$6,977,384
  • Last Updated:3/23/2018 3:59:32 am

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