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EVENTS AND AWARDS PROGRAMS
The California Watchable Wildlife Project celebrates the state’s wildlife and diverse habitats by acknowledging and elevating the value of wildlife viewing to benefit individuals, families, communities, and industries while fostering awareness and support for conservation and protection of wildlife and habitats.
The annual OWAC conference, usually held in Spring each year, was cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Plans for 2021 are on hold until the State stay-at-home order is lifted and travel is deemed safe. This means that we may not hold our Spring conference this year. But we’re a nimble organization and we have venues interested in hosting our next conference. So we might yet pull it off. Please subscribe to our newsletter for an announcement and other great information.
Excellence in Craft
We will be calling for entries to our annual Excellence in Craft Awards program at the beginning February. We are excited to announce that we have been testing a digital platform for this program and hope that 2021 will be year that this awards program moves into the digital age. Please check here often and subscribe to our eNewsletter for notification of this program and other great news.
Latest News and stories
Best in the West: OWAC Recognizes Region’s Top Outdoors/Adventure Media Communication Pros Outdoor Writers Association of California (OWAC) – the leading organization of professional outdoor media communicators in the western region – has announced their annual Excellence in Craft Award winners. From fly-fishing to leaf peeping, cooking on the trail to vital legislation news and...by Betsy Senescu (Crowfoot)
Tom Martens wins two first place and one second place in award in the OWAC’s annual Excellence in Craft Awards for 2020. Best Outdoor News Article first place for “The Good Fight: Dam Removal” California Fly Fisher Magazine Best Outdoor Feature Article first place for “The Good Fight: Trout Regulations” California Fly Fisher Magazine Best...by Tom Martens
Overlanding (self-reliant adventure travel) has become a popular pursuit in recent years. You may have seen stories, watched videos, or witnessed folks crisscrossing the U.S. and foreign countries in outfitted pickups, Toyota 4Runners, Jeeps, or Range Rovers. For those people, the experience of travel is the reward. The same is true for me, I just...by Bob Semerau
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