Current 2023 Support

Trout Unlimited (TU) Truckee River Chapter – GBF supported TU with volunteers and a cash donation toward their efforts to improved fish habitat on both the Little Truckee River and the “Big” Truckee River. Their Mission Statement is: Protect, restore, reconnect and sustain our cold-water fisheries for the benefit of future generations. We support projects to rehabilitate the Truckee River and the Tahoe Truckee watershed. We work within the community and partner with local conservation efforts to achieve our sustainability goals. TRTU’s plan contemplates a number of activities from fundraising, membership growth, youth programs and habitat restoration, to regulation changes and stocking programs. We will accomplish this through building our membership, communication and outreach, fundraising, conservation projects, youth engagement, and education and supporting our veterans.

Cal Trout – GBF supported California Trout with a cash donation. California Trout was formed in 1971 and remains the only organization focused exclusively on protecting and restoring wild trout, salmon, and steelhead in their native waters throughout California. Cal Trout played a pivotal role in establishing the California Wild Trout Program, which resulted in the designation of Hat Creek as the state’s first protected Wild Trout Area. Today, the Wild Trout Program protects over 1,000 miles of trout streams. Other major accomplishments over the course of its history include: winning two landmark court cases in the battle to save Mono Lake and protect the flows in its tributaries such as Rush Creek; crafting the Heritage Trout Program within the California Department of Fish and Game, which protects California’s eleven native trout species; and, on the Klamath River, contributing significantly to the negotiations that led to the decision to remove 4 dams on the river in 2020.

Save the American River Association (SARA) – GBF supported SARA with a cash donation. This is a grass roots nonprofit organization founded in 1961 to spearhead the establishment of the American River Parkway — the “crown jewel” of the Sacramento County Park System. Their mission is to protect and enhance the wildlife habitat, fishery, and recreational resources of the American River Parkway.

Friends of Auburn Ravine – GBF supported Friends of Auburn Ravine with a cash donation and volunteers. Friends of Auburn Ravine seeks to engage local residents, community groups, farmers, ranchers, water districts, government agencies, land developers, and Native American Tribal Councils in collaborative efforts to protect and enhance natural habitats in the watersheds of western Placer and Sutter Counties in such a way that human uses of the landscape can continue and grow. We seek to be good stewards of the watersheds for the benefit of all. The natural diversity of plants and animals in watersheds can be supported in a way that will improve property values, reduce fire danger, reduce flood risk, improve agricultural productivity, increase recreational and educational opportunities, and improve the quality of life for area residents and visitors. We partner with the Valley Foothill Watersheds Collaborative, and other watershed organizations. We respect private property rights, and the needs of domestic, agricultural, and recreational water users. We support deliberate and compassionate action to prevent illegal camping. We recognize the Public Trust Doctrine as a guiding principle for the role of public agencies as stewards of the watersheds in which they operate. We apply the concepts of Reconciliation Ecology to advocate projects that take a balanced approach to protecting and enhancing the Auburn Ravine watershed. We work with local governmental agencies and developers to increase property values in residential developments by including a mix of greenbelt lots, and park-view lots, in their designs, and where feasible, by providing public access to waterways via walking/biking trails. Watch the calendar and message board for posted events

Truckee River Watershed Council – GBF supported TRWC with a cash donation. TRWC believes that a more sustainable tomorrow starts with our watershed. Our goal is to restore the resiliency of our environment so nature and humanity can thrive together for generations. We bring the community “Together for the Truckee” to protect, enhance and restore the Truckee River watershed.