The California Outdoors Hall of Fame honors the achievements of distinguished outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen (the Circle of Chiefs) for their lifelong dedication to advancing understanding of, appreciation for and conservation of California’s great outdoors.
Those inducted to the Hall have demonstrated exceptional breadth of skills and commitment to the outdoors and have touched many thousands, if not millions, of Californians through their love of the outdoors and outdoor sports.
The California Outdoors Hall of Fame strives to sustain what they started, inspiring the next generation to adventure and service.
The California Outdoors Hall of Fame recognizes individuals with a profound scope of outdoor accomplishments that have impacted others and improved the lives of Californians. Personal achievement by itself, on the other hand, merits less consideration.
All candidates must fill two requirements:
1. Nominees must have inspired thousands of Californians to take part in the great outdoors and/or conservation.
2. Nominees must have taken part in a paramount scope of adventures.