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Catalina Island Conservancy, Avalon

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Island Wildlife Area
The Catalina Island Conservancy makes it possible for people to experience the renewing power of nature within its 42,000-acre Nature Preserve, of the world's ecological treasures. The Conservancy's Nature Preserve is one of the largest wild areas in Southern California, and includes the region's longest stretch of undeveloped coastline. The Catalina Island Conservancy is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is not associated with The Nature Conservancy.
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  • Wanted to see more of the island than just Avalon so took the 2 hour Jeep tour. Got a nice blend of island history, fantastic views, up close encounter with the bison, and a sense of what is happening...  more »
  • We really enjoyed this tour -- Jeep was full and guide was super and knew a ton about the island -- we say lots of Buffalo and visited nature center and saw lots of beauty -- great trip and would do t...  more »
  • We took the 3 hour tour. Fantastic! Rex our tour guide was awesome. Provided island history and great scenery. This is a must do on the island as with the Jeep it can go places where larger vehicle s ...  more »
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  • This place is awesome. I come from an environmental sciences background and volunteered with the conservancy for a week through a college volunteering program. It was definitely a highlight of my college career. The conservancy controls a majority (88%) of Catalina Island and all of their area is maintained by staff and volunteers. This work includes invasive species removal, beach and trail clean-up, wildlife population (eg bison) control, and native planting programs. The result is one of the most successful examples of ecosystem management in the United States and one that is definitely worthy of appreciation. They have kept healthy populations of the Catalina Island Fox, bison, and bald eagles which you may be able to spot on a hike around the island. Groups can volunteer with the conservancy and (potentially) stay in their volunteer camp which is located on a picturesque mountainside overlooking Long Beach. If you have a church group, Boy Scout pack, or any sort of group that is interested in volunteering and is not afraid to get their hands dirty, then I highly suggest contacting the conservancy and trying to make an arrangement. The views are amazing. From the two beaches at Shark Harbor, to the Catalina Airport, the rolling hills and steep cliffs, the gnarled hardwood trees, soft grey sand beaches, I could go on and on. This place is well worth the visit. I've added some pictures of things that you might see on a visit. But definitely, absolutely, positively go into conservancy territory. Avalon is cute, but the rest of the island is breathtaking.
  • We had a great Jeep tour! A beautiful, historic island and an easy going knowledgeable guide (Ron) made for a memorable tour. We enjoyed learning about Catalina's history and conservation efforts, but the highlight of the trip had to be the opportunity to view the conservancy's two rescued eagles! The tour felt a bit pricy, but you can at least feel good knowing that the funds go to further the conservation efforts (which are extensive).
  • they are informative and have lots of Island info
  • The bus driver that took us to the airport was very nice and full of information about his wonderful island he was brought up in. Definitely coming back.
  • Awesome Jeep tours of the island.