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California Watchable Wildlife is comprised of representatives from federal and state agencies, non-profits, destination marketing organizations, and private-sector businesses.

sierra nevada Conservancy

Sierra Nevada Conservancy

The magnificent Sierra Nevada Region enjoys outstanding environmental, economic and social health with vibrant communities and landscapes sustained for future generations. Sierra Nevada Conservancy initiates, encourages, and supports efforts that improve the environmental, economic and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada Region, its communities and the citizens of California. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy is a sponsor of the California Wildlife Photo Contest of the Year.
Out of this World Optics

Out of this World Optics

We are the largest optics seller in northern and central California featuring binoculars, spotting scopes, telescopes, and tripods.  Great selection, great service and great prices!  Open every day in the beautiful coastal town of Mendocino and at many of the wildlife festivals throughout the state.
The Abbey House Inn

The Abbey House Inn is a lovingly restored historic victorian, built in 1905 and fully updated in 2002. Each well-appointed bedroom includes a private bath and some have a jacuzzi tub and cozy fireplaces. The Inn has a spacious dining area, parlor with fireplace, plus a wrap-around porch and patios. Plus nearby to many wildlife and nature adventures in Yolo County.

Delta Print Group

Delta Print Group provides quality print, mail, and communication solutions with a team founded on reputation, trust, and reliability. We are the experts, so you don’t have to be.

US Fish and Wildlife

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We will continue to be a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service.
US Bureau of Reclamation

US Bureau of Reclamation

The mission of the Bureau of Reclamation is to manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public. Through leadership, use of technical expertise, efficient operations, responsive customer service and the creativity of people, Reclamation will seek to protect local economies and preserve natural resources and ecosystems through the effective use of water.
National Park Service

National Park Service

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.
Bureau of Land Management

US Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages 15.2 million acres of California's public lands - nearly 15% of the state's land area. BLM's multiple-use and sustained yield mission is to sustain the health and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. BLM accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
US Forest Service

USDA Forest Service

We are a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 43 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest, ranges in elevation from 6,750 feet to 9,000 feet. Wildlife flourishes in the alpine environment. The area is home to bald eagles, bears, mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, deer, and numerous other species. Some 29 species of rare plants, ten of which are indigenous to the area, are protected in the valley. Big Bear is home to one of our Nation's few solar observatories and an alpine zoo for injured wildlife. We specialize in outdoor recreation including fishing, water sports, hiking, biking, horseback riding, winter sports, wildlife viewing, and more. With winter snow, spring colors, summer sun, and fall foliage, Big Bear Lake is Southern California’s four-season resort.

Explore Butte County

Explore Butte County inspires people to visit Butte County, creates tourism opportunities that contribute to economic vitality, and builds community through partnerships. We are the heart and champion of growing and sustaining a flourishing and diverse tourism economy making Butte County THE must-visit destination in the Northstate.

Chirp Nature Center

We provide carefully curated wild bird supplies, guides & gifts for nature lovers, bird-themed treasures for home & garden, and educational, inspiring books and toys. Chirp is also an authorized Zeiss, Nikon, and Vortex bird watching optics dealer. Open every day in the alpine climes of Big Bear Lake. Follow @chirpforbirds on social media, or browse and buy online.

East Bay Regional Park District

A system of beautiful public parks and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay. More than 120,931 acres, 65 regional parks, recreation areas, wilderness, shorelines, preserves and 1,250 miles of trails within parklands.

Regional Parks Foundation

Supports the East Bay Regional Park District through fundraising to provide universal access, environmental stewardship, educational and recreational programs and the acquisition of parklands.
Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

California Department of Fish and Wildlife The mission is to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend.

Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited

Conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people. The world's leader in waterfowl conservation, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 800,000 acres and invested $374 million toward California’s few remaining wetland habitats.
California Roundtable on Recreation, Parks and Tourism

California Roundtable on Recreation, Parks and Tourism Founded in 1998 to encourage cooperation between public and private entities involved and interested in outdoor recreation, public lands and tourism in California.