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  Link   ABATE of California, Inc.
Nonprofit dedicated to preserving motorcyclists' freedom of choice & freedom of the road. Main goal is to promote motorcycling, advance motorcycle safety on the roads of California & protect the rights of motorcyclists everywhere.
  Link   Association of California Water Agencies
ACWA is the advocate for California's public water agencies at the state & federal level. ACWA has helped shape laws & policies that affect ACWA 450+ public water agencies member agencies & their customers.
  Link   California Association of Resource Conservation & Development Councils
Association of 12 independent Resource Conservation & Development Councils within California. RC&D Councils provide technical & sometimes financial assistance for local projects to help achieve goals important to communities & surrounding areas.
  Link   California Beef Council (CBC)
Established in 1954 as the promotion, research & education arm of the California beef industry, as mandated by the California Food & Agricultural Code. CBC is comprised of 42 members & alternates, appointed by the California Secretary of Agriculture.
  Link   California Biodiversity Council
Formed in 1991 to improve coordination/cooperation between resource management & environmental protection organizations; including 10 regional agencies & governments, 16 state agencies, 12 Federal agencies & the University of California.
  Link   California Cattlemen's Association (CCA)
Formed in 1917, CCA is a non-profit trade association representing California's ranchers and beef producers in legislative and regulatory affairs. CCA lobbies the California State Legislature, Congress, and federal and state regulatory agencies.
  Link   California Certified Farmers' Markets
Places approved by each county agricultural commissioner where certified California farmers offer for sale only those fresh picked crops they grow themselves directly to the public.
  Link   California CattleWomen
Promoting a better consumer understanding of where their food originates; the quality controls used towards its safety; the impact the Beef Industry has on the State’s economy; & the contributions the Beef Industry has made.
  Link   California Chaparral Institute
Scientists, naturalists & educators who value the chaparral as both a valuable resource & a place to enjoy the wilderness. Purpose is to promote an understanding & respect for the chaparral & the Mediterranean climate in which most Californians live.
  Link   California Council of Land Trusts
A unified voice for more than 150 land trusts working in local communities throughout California. Together, land trusts share a common vision for protecting the best of California -- natural areas, farmlands, parks, & clean water & air.
  Link   California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators
Works to promote the highest standards of animal care in wildlife by providing educational and network opportunities among wildlife rehabilitators & regulatory agencies.
  Link   California Equestrian Trails & Lands Coalition
A coalition among concerned California organizations for the preservation & use of trails & access to public & private land uses & to inform & to educate Public Agencies, Legislators & the general public about equestrian recreation issues.
  Link   California FarmLink
Mission is to build family farming &conserve farmland in California by linking aspiring & retiring farmers; & promoting techniques &disseminating information that facilitate intergenerational farm transitions.
  Link   California Farm Bureau Federation
California’s largest farm organization, currently representing nearly 92,000 members. Non-profit with purpose to protect & promote agricultural interests & to find solutions to the problems of the farm, the farm home & the rural community.
  Link   California Grazing Lands Coalition
Network of organizations & individuals working to ensure a healthy future for our state's dynamic grasslands resources.
  Link   California Forestry Association
Includes interested individuals, forest landowners, forestry professionals, loggers, manufacturers, wholesalers & retailers who are engaged in the production and/or distribution of wood products in California.
  Link   California Highways
From this page, you can access a variety of information related to California highways and California highway history collected by Daniel Faigin over the years.
  Link   California Hydropower Reform Coalition
Coalition of national, statewide & local river conservation & recreation organizations that work to protect, enhance & restore California rivers impacted by Federally-regulated hydropower dams.
  Link   California Indian Basketweaver Association
To preserve, promote & perpetuate California Indian basket weaving traditions while providing a healthy physical, social, spiritual & economic environment for basket weavers.
  Link   California Institute for Rural Studies
Non-profit research organization with the mission to work toward a rural California that is socially just, economically viable & environmentally balanced. Each of these elements is integral to the larger goal of sustainable development.
  Link   California Native Grasslands Association
The mission of the California Native Grasslands Association is to develop, promote, preserve & restore native grasses & grassland ecosystems of California in all habitats, from cool, wet forests to hot, dry deserts & all places in between.
  Link   California Pro Rodeo Circuit
Comprises the whole the State of California as one of 12 circuits of the PRCA. Members include volunteers to contestants, including members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) & Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA).
  Link   California Rangeland Trust
Mission is to conserve the open space, natural habitat & stewardship provided by California's ranches by using conservation easements to preserve the inherent benefits of the ranching industry for future generations.
  Link   California Society for Ecological Restoration
Non-profit organization dedicated to the purpose of bringing about the recovery of damaged California ecosystems, focused on the presentation of conferences, symposia, workshops, field trips & other educational activities.
  Link   California State Horsemen's Association (CSHA)
Incorporated in 1942, CSHA comprises 20 geographical Regions within 3 Areas (Northern, Central & Southern). CSHA represents the pleasure horse industry & pleasure horse owners.
  Link   California State Parks Foundation
Non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing & advocating for California's State Parks - the most diverse natural & cultural park system in the nation with over 1.3 million acres of land.
  Link   California Wild Heritage Campaign
A broad based coalition with only one goal - to preserve California's unprotected wilderness and wild rivers for future generations to enjoy.
  Link   California Wilderness Coalition (CWC)
Protecting California wild places & biodiversity through advocacy & public education. Works with community leaders, businesses, local organizations & policy-makers to build support for threatened wild places, from oak woodlands to forests & deserts.
  Link   California Wildlife Foundation
Supports programs of the Calif. Dept. of Fish & Game. Manages funds designated to strengthen the stewardship efforts & long-term management of publicly-held wildlife areas & reserves. Facilitates the development of regional land management plans.
  Link   Center for the Study of Regional Change
The Center for the Study of Regional Change at UC Davis brings together faculty, students & communities to collaborate on innovative research to create just, sustainable & healthy regional change in California's Central Valley & the Sierra Nevada.
  Link   Eastern Sierra Land Trust
Nonprofit working with willing landowners to protect lands in the Eastern Sierra for their scenic, recreational, historical, agricultural, botanic & wildlife values; preserves working farms & ranches in the face of pressures to subdivide properties.
  Link   Endangered Habitats League
Dedicated to the protection of the diverse ecosystems of Southern California and to sensitive & sustainable land use for the benefit of all the region's inhabitants.
  Link   Environment California
Statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization combining independent research, practical ideas & tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests & win real results for California's environment.
  Link   Forests Forever
Founded in 1989, Forests Forever exists to defend & restore California’s 17 million acres of diverse woodland ecosystems, from the foggy cathedral forests of the North Coast to the juniper/pinyon pine forests of the Southern California desert.
  Link   Friends of the River
Founded in 1973, dedicated to preserving & restoring California's rivers, streams & their watersheds as well as advocating for sustainable water management.
  Link   High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew
Non-profit organization cleaning up former illegal marijuana grow sites in our Sierra National Forests. 300+ Volunteers go out on trails to clear windfalls, maintain erosion control, restore trail tread, & clear encroaching brush.
  Link   Humanists of the San Joaquin Valley
Chapter of the American Humanist Assoc. Mission is to advance the values & ideals of Humanism by earnestly practicing its principles within ourselves, in our immediate families, in our interaction with our local communities & the world at large.
  Link   Mojave Desert Heritage & Cultural Association
Research & conserve the natural & cultural history of the Mojave Desert region. Operates a research center, library & archives; interpretation of backcountry trails & production of educational guidebooks & historical publications.
  Link   Naturalist For You
Non-profit, public benefit corporation conducting programs on publicly-owned land, such as the national forests, state parks, & county parks. INFO: Joel Robinson: jrobinson@naturalist-for-you.org
  Link   Pacific Forest Trust
Since 1993, working to preserve, enhance & restore America’s vast & vital private forests – & safeguard their many public benefits – through education, innovation & collaboration.
  Link   Pacific Forest & Watershed Lands Stewardship Council
Nonprofit focused on evaluating & providing recommendations for the conservation & future public use of 140,000+ acres of watershed lands; developing & implementing community-based park & environmental education opportunities for under served youth.
  Link   Public Policy Institute of California
A private, non-profit organization dedicated to independent, nonpartisan research on California's economic, social, and political issues.
  Link   Save Our State Parks Campaign
Proposals to close 48 of California’s state parks & take lifeguards away from 16 state beaches are out-of-touch with Californians. Join the Save Our State Parks Campaign & help stop these closures of our treasured state parks.
  Link   Regional Council of Rural Counties
Representing the interests of rural California counties, providing legislative & regulatory representation at the State & Federal levels, & providing responsible services to its members which will enhance & protect the rural quality of life.
  Link   Save the Redwoods League
Purchasing & protecting ancient forests has been the heart of the League's mission since 1918. The League has protected 165,000+ acres of forestland, including more than 6 out of 10 acres of redwoods in California State Parks.
  Link   Saving The Sierra: Voices of Conservation in Action
Through public media & citizen storytelling, the project documents community efforts to conserve the environment, culture & economy of the Sierra Nevada.
  Link   SequoiaFacts.org
A non-commercial website created to provide the residents of Tulare, Kern, & Fresno Counties with information about the management of the Sequoia National Forest & the impacts that management of this public land has on the people of this region.
  Link   Sequoia Riverlands Trust
Community-based conservation organization, comprised of residents & partners who care about the southern Sierra Nevada & San Joaquin Valley.
  Link   Sierra Business Council (SBC)
Nonprofit assoc. of 500+ businesses, agencies & individuals working for the Sierra Nevada's social, environmental & financial health. Research, policy analysis, public education, leadership development & collaborative initiatives with local partners.
  Link   Sierra Biodiversity Institute (SBI)
An independent, non-profit, public interest, scientific research center founded to protect Sierra Nevada biological diversity & support the implementation of sustainable forestry, natural-resource based economies & settlement patterns in the Sierra.
  Link   Sierra Cascade Land Trust Council
Coalition of private land trust & conservancy organizations working with willing landowners to promote & preserve natural, cultural & recreational resources, open space & working farms & ranches in the Sierra Nevada & California Cascade region.
  Link   Sierra Club California
The legislative lobbying arm of the Sierra Club representing the 13 California Sierra Club chapters.
  Link   Sierra Club Sequoia Task Force
A Sierra Club committee responsible for implementation of Sierra Club policy on lands that contain naturally occurring Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) & that are not protected by federal or state legislation.
  Link   Sierra Forest Legacy (SFL)
The mission of Sierra Forest Legacy is to engage citizens, communities, and coalition members in the healthy management of the Sierra Nevada forest ecosystem to protect and restore their unparalleled beauty and natural values. We apply the best pract
  Link   Sierra Fund
Non-profit community foundation providing philanthropic stewardship & charitable support services to support environmental conservation in the Sierra Nevada region.
  Link   Sierra Nevada Alliance
An alliance of 80+ Sierra Nevada conservation groups protecting & restoring Sierra lands, water, wildlife & communities. Mission: protect & restore the natural resources of the Sierra for the future while promoting sustainable communities.
  Link   Sierra Nevada Conservancy
The 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.
  Link   Sierra Watch
Building a capacity to organize effective conservation campaigns, provide legal and planning expertise, mobilize public participation & collaborate on creative resolutions to protect threatened Sierra landscapes.
  Link   Three Forests Interpretive Association
An Interpretive Guide to the Sierra, Stanislaus & Sequoia National Forests.
  Link   WildPlaces
California's wild & rural places & support the peoples who are part of these native landscapes through volunteer-driven habitat restoration, environmental & cultural education, land-use advocacy and career development. Headquarters in Springville, CA
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