NEWS & POSTS
The 2022 Excellence in Craft Awards were announced at OWAC’s spring conference in Big Bear Lake on May 10, 2022. Award recipients were recognized in 11 different categories. Matt Johanson received OWAC’s most prestigious award … California Outdoor Communicator of...Read more
Most major cities have nothing but fragmented habitat, and urban wildlife has had to learn to survive in small islands of greenery amidst large swaths of human housing, carefully navigating the unnatural territory. Of course, humans & wildlife often collide,...Read more
Spring is rolling along, and summer is just around the corner. Our OWAC Spring conference commences next week on May 10, 2022, at Big Bear Lake, California and will be an excellent opportunity for attendees to get out and enjoy...Read more
OWAC’s 2022 Spring Conference is returning to the beautiful and picturesque village of Big Bear, May 10-12, for another productive and memorable event. During the conference, the annual Excellence in Craft award winners will also be announced and presented with...Read more
For anyone who loves to travel and hopes to get paid for it as a freelance writer, this book spells it all out. Tackling the travel expenses is usually the toughest part and what keeps most aspiring writers from quitting...Read more
Fishmas is fabulous! We know you love fishing in the Eastern Sierra. Maybe you’re with a family of fishers and you don’t fish OR you find that you need a change of pace or scenery; here are a few suggestions...Read more
Now in its third year, the OWAC-sponsored Vachini High School Writing/Photography Contest, open to all California high school juniors and seniors, is the only event of its kind where winners receive cash awards.
Quietly sitting alongside the trail, tall grasses covering my presence, small kits begin to emerge from the den. They can’t see me, I am a good distance from them using a long lens, not bothering their morning routine, sitting low,...Read more
The 2022 EIC awards competition is opening for all OWAC members to submit entries and win some awards and cash! Check out the announcement in this newsletter.
Plans and preparations for OWAC’s Spring 2022 Conference, May 9-11, in beautiful Big Bear, CA are now in full swing. Located in Southern California at an altitude of over 6,700 ft., Big Bear is loaded with year-round recreation – everything...Read more
The OWAC Spring Conference this year is confirmed! Save these dates. Tuesday, May 10th to Thursday, May 12th. Plus save a day or two before and/or after to participate in more of the great activities available to OWAC conference attendees...Read more
The Blake Jones Trout Derby, held in Bishop every year in March, is one of the largest single day fishing events in California. This year the derby will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2022.
For centuries charts indicated ‘non plus ultra’ (nothing further beyond) as a warning to mariners to go no further past the Rock of Gibraltar. Plato referred to it as the edge of the unknown. This was where Hercules, intended to...Read more
Have your kids outgrown camping in your backyard? Bring them camping in Bishop’s big backyard. It’s a great way to experience the natural world, a chance to learn new and valuable skills, a fun way to connect with your kids,...Read more