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Conserving Catalina Island

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Catalina Island Conservancy protects the island in perpetuity

Catalina Island’s rugged terrain and spectacular seascapes are just one reason that this Southern California vacation destination attracts nearly a million visitors a year. Unique fauna and one-of-a-kind flora are found throughout the island and more than 50 miles of coastline invite exploration and discovery.

Visitors and locals alike find solace in exploring Catalina’s interior, by mountain bike and by foot and on board bus tours and four-wheel adventures. With several thousand years of inhabited history, fascinating geology and vistas that put the awe in awesome, the wildlands of Catalina Island are like nowhere else on earth. Thanks to the Catalina Island Conservancy, those wild wonders of the island will continue to thrive for generations to come. Founded in the 1970s, the non-profit Conservancy is charged with protecting the island in perpetuity and it is the guardian of nearly 90 percent of the island. One of the organization’s most recent achievements has been the rescue of the Catalina Island fox – the diminutive canine was taken off the Endangered Species List last month.

Ready to learn more – both about Catalina Island and the organization responsible for its protection and preservation? The Catalina Island Conservancy offers a number of ways to experience the island. One of our favorites is onboard their Jeep Eco-Tours, a combination of naturalist-guided exploration and off-road adventure.

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Jeep Eco-tours are a great way to explore Catalina Island