California Inland Fisheries Foundation, Inc., (CIFFI), is a volunteer operated, tax deductible 501 C3 non-profit foundation, incorporated in the State of California, dedicated to the enhancement of freshwater angling opportunities. The cooperative efforts between CIFFI and the California Department of Fish and Game, and many partners, provide necessary funding to sustain multiple species of fish in California’s lakes and reservoirs. Founded in 1992, CIFFI is a success story in cooperative fishery management, beginning with Project Kokanee, and now providing assistance to many other projects.
Fisheries for NOW... and the Future!
CIFFI is in its 25th year, and significant changes dictate the Foundation’s direction and efforts. The important thing is, CIFFI continues to stand strong and committed to its original goal of improving angling opportunities for the anglers of California, in a cooperative effort with California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife.
First, CIFFI altered its method of communication. Nearly everyone now utilizes the computer and internet, which makes communication simpler, quicker and more efficient. It is a simple process to go to www.ciffi.org to find out what projects are in process or are completed, plus photos are posted on a timely basis. Also, questions can be sent in on line and responses are immediate. A great improvement to the Newsletter which was costly to mail.
January 21-24, 2016 – International Sportsmens Expo @ CalExpo, Sacramento -a great outdoor show! CIFFI booth was a busy spot with membership sign-ups, renewals & plenty of conversation between anglers.
January 6, 2016 – Lake Berryessa. CDFW delivered 750 lbs. of healthy trout to be placed into the pens @ the end of Markley Cove docks. Volunteers provided the man-power: Stan Wong, Norm Evans, Terry Chase, Brian Givens, Alan Grossman, Ron Berg, Dennis Mancebo, Ken Sousa, Tom Nigro, Richard Nield, Tresha Audelo, Sue Book & Sam Bobb.