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Altacal Audubon Society
PO Box 3671, Chico, CA 95927



American Lung Association
10 Landing Circle, Suite I, Chico, CA 95926
530.345.5864, Fax: 530.345.6035



PO Box 4024, Chico, CA 95927



A.S. Chico Recycling Saturday Donation Center
Drop off center: 417 Cherry Street, Chico, CA 95928
530.898.5033, Fax: 530.898.6782



A.S. Environmental Affairs Council
BMU 203, CSU Chico, Chico, CA 95929
530.898.5701 or 530.218.5820
Fax: 530.898.6014


The Associated Students Environmental Affairs Council (EAC) consists of students, staff, faculty and community members who all work to increase the Associated Students (AS), university and community commitment to sustainability. This is achieved through influencing AS policies and campus advocacy. We aim to educate, empower and advocate on behalf of students about sustainability-related issues. Overall, the EAC will improve the synergistic relationships between the three aspects of sustainability: economic, environmental, and social.


Barber Neighborhood Association
(Southwest Chico Neighborhood)



Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation
4995 Durham-Pentz Road, Oroville, CA 95965


The Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1994. Located in Butte County, just east of Butte College, it is the only organization of its kind from the San Francisco Bay area to the Oregon state line. The mission of the Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary is to educate the public about the care and preservation of all wildlife and their habitats, both locally and globally. It is our belief that through hands-on experience with the animals of the Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary, as well as through our educational programs, the public will become more enlightened about the importance of wildlife and their habitats, and practice responsible ownership of companion animals.


Bidwell Park Foundation
P.O. Box 3223, Chico, CA 95927-3223
530.345.7265, Tom Barrett



Bidwell Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
PO Box 4005, Chico, CA 95927
530.343.9004 (Wildlife Help Phone)


Big Chico Creek Watershed Alliance
PO Box 461, Chico, CA 95927


Butte Creek Watershed Conservancy
P.O. Box 1611, Chico, CA 95927


The Butte Creek Watershed Conservancy was established to protect, restore and enhance the cultural, economic and ecological heritage of the Butte Creek Watershed through cooperative landowner action.


Butte Environmental Council
116 W. 2nd Street, Suite 3, Chico, CA 95928
530.891.6424, Fax: 530.891.6426



Butte Humane Society
For admin & dogs: 2579 Fair Street, Chico, CA 95928
For cats: 587 Country Drive, Chico, CA 95928
530.343.7917, Fax: 530.895.0726



California Conservation Corps
2725 Hwy 32, Suite F, Chico, CA 95973


California Native Plant Society
2707 K Street, Suite 1, Sacramento, CA 95816
916.447.2677, Fax: 916.447.2727


Originally formed in 1965 in the east bay region, the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California's native plants. Our nearly 10,000 members work to promote native plant appreciation, research, education, and conservation through our five statewide programs and 34 regional chapters in California. Through membership in CNPS, Californians of all walks of life are able to support and engage in opportunities to experience and learn about native plants and their habitats, gardening and landscaping with native plants, restoration of habitat areas, and conservation issues throughout the state.


California Native Plant Society, Mount Lassen Chapter
PO Box 3212, Chico, CA 95927



California Wildlife Foundation & California Oaks
428 13th Street, Suite 10A, Oakland, CA 94612
510.763.0282, Fax: 510.2689948



California Park Association
1750 Humboldt Road, Chico, CA  95928
530.343.4161, Fax: 530.894.6984


California Sportfishing Protection Alliance
1248 East Oak Avenue #D, Woodland, CA 95776


California Wilderness Coalition
1814 Franklin Street, Suite 510, Oakland, CA 94612
510.451.1450, Fax: 510.451.1445

The California Wilderness Coalition (CalWild) protects and restores the state’s wildest natural landscapes and watersheds on public lands. These important wild places provide clean air and water, refuges for wildlife, and outstanding opportunities for recreation and spiritual renewal for people. CalWild is the only statewide organization dedicated solely to protecting and restoring the wild places and native biodiversity of California’s public lands.


Cherokee Preservation Society
P.O. Box 164, Oroville, CA 95965
530.534.5227, Fax: 530.894.7829


Chico Creek Nature Center
1968 East 8th Street, Chico, CA 95928

Chico Creek Nature Center is the interpretive center for Bidwell Park. Programs feature nature walks and a Live-Animal/Living History Museum designed to encourage responsible interaction with the environment.


Chico Fly Fishers
c/o The Nature Conservancy
500 Main Street, Chico, CA 95928
530.897.6373, Fax: 530.342.0257


Chico Food Not Bombs


Chico Natural Foods
818 Main Street, Chico, CA 95928
530.891.1713, Fax: 530.891.6066


Chico Peace & Justice Center
526 Broadway Street, Chico, CA 95928


Chico Tree Enhancement & Education Program
PO Box 68, Forest Ranch, CA 95942


Chico Velo Cycling Club
123 West 3rd Street, Suite 210, Chico, CA 95928
530.343.8356, Fax: 530.342.4646

Our sponsors, organized rides, and membership dues help us to advocate for all cyclists in Northern California and beyond. We represent your interests within organizations such as the Chico Bike Advisory Committee, BCAG Transportation Advisory Committee, Chico Parking Access Resource Committee and the California Bicycle Coalition. We develop and implement programs and work with other local organizations like the Butte Bicycle Coalition, Chico Cyclist Care Fund and the Butte Environmental Council to educate our community about bicycling and support local cyclists. 


Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE)
BMU Room 309, California State University, Chico, Chico, CA 95928
530.898.5817, Fax: 530.898.6431


Environmental Advocates (EA)
25 Main Street, Suite 102, Chico, CA 95929
530.898.4354, Fax: 530.898.4911

We promote environmental quality through education and advocacy. Interns are actively involved in local, regional, and global issues. Environmental Advocates is comprised of interns who share a concern for environmental quality and a willingness to work toward safeguarding the environment.


Farm Sanctuary
Newville Road, Corning, CA 96021

Farm Sanctuary is a national non-profit focusing on factory farming issues. The organization operates the largest farm animal shelters in the U.S.


Friends of Bidwell Park
PO Box 4837, Chico, CA 95927



Friends of Butte Creek
PO Box 3305, Chico, CA 95927



Friends of Plumas Wilderness
PO Box 21, Meadow Valley, CA 95956



Friends of the River
1418 20th Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95811
916.442.3155, Fax: 916.442.3396



Habitat for Humanity
220 Meyers Street, Chico, CA 95928 | P.O. Box 3073, Chico, CA 95927



Humanity Rising
P.O. Box 528, Chico, CA 95927


Lassen Forest Preservation Group


Little Chico Creek Watershed Group
Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Chico, Chico, CA 95929
530.898.6311, Fax: 530.345.4525


Maintain Our Rural Environment (M.O.R.E.)
PO Box 1104, Shelbyville, KY 40066


Middle Mountain Foundation, Sutter Buttes
750 Bridge Street, Suite A, Yuba City, CA 95991



Mill Creek Conservancy


The Nature Conservancy, Sacramento River Project
190 Cohasset Road, Suite 177, Chico, CA 95926
530.897.6370, Fax: 530.342.0257


The Nature Conservancy, Lassen Foothill Project


Northern California Regional Land Trust
167 East 3rd Avenue, Chico, CA 95926


The Northern California Regional Land Trust is a non-profit organization that assists landowners and public agencies in the voluntary protection and conservation land and other natural resources. We recognize conservation of our working and wild land resources is essential to our region’s quality of life for generations to come.


Plumas Forest Project
PO Box 903, Blairsden, CA 96103


Protect Our Watershed
P.O. Box 1223, Paradise, CA 95967


River Partners
580 Vallombrosa Avenue, Chico, CA 95926
530.894.5401, Fax: 530.894.2970


At River Partners we recognize that all of our on-the-ground projects have next door neighbors and have the potential to affect local communities. Through scientific planning, communication with our neighbors, and careful implementation, our restoration projects balance the needs of wildlife and humans and bring value to California's communities.


Sacramento River Preservation Trust (SRPT)
631 Flume Street, Chico, CA 95928


Our organization serves California to protect, preserve, and enhance, the natural and cultural values of the Sacramento River, while also supporting ecologically sound farming practices within the Sacramento River Watershed.


Sacramento River Watershed Program
PO Box 9233, Chico, CA  95927


Sierra Club, Yahi Group
PO Box 2012, Chico CA 95927


Sierra Nevada Forest Protection Campaign
P.O. Box 244, Garden Valley, CA 95633


South Bidwell Park Neighborhood Association
866 Husa Lane, Chico, CA 95928


Stop Bidwell Ranch
49 Forest Creek Circle, Chico, CA 95928-4173


PO Box 68, Forest Ranch, CA 95942



Trout Unlimited
848 Morninghome Court, Chico, CA 95926


Valley Water Protection
7399 Hwy 99, Oroville, CA 95965


Vallombrosa Avenue Neighborhood Association
2096 Vallombrosa Ave, Chico, CA 95926


Young Life Woodleaf
11359 La Porte Road, Challenge, CA 95925
530.675.2252, Fax: 530.675.0458