Tuleyome


Tuleyome was founded in 2002 as a volunteer advocacy-oriented nonprofit conservation organization. Our mission statement reads: "Tuleyome engages in advocacy and active stewardship with diverse communities to conserve, enhance, restore, and enjoy the lands in the region."

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Description
At Tuleyome, we believe that everyone deserves access to the outdoors. Our nationally award-winning program, Home Place Adventures, encourages people of all ages to become more connected to and involved with the natural world that surrounds us. This program provides engaging outdoor experiences and service projects which encourage local youth to become leaders in conservation, sustainability and land stewardship, and also offers free guided hikes and outings for families, singles and seniors. Our goal is to educate and empower our community to engage with and care for the land we all love and the resources on which we all depend.
Budget
$20,000
Program Successes

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Do you love nature? Do you want to learn more about local plant, animal and insect species? Do you want to learn about volunteer opportunities related to the natural environment? Tuleyome is teaming up with the University of California's extension program to teach members of the public how to become Certified California Naturalists! No advanced degrees or previous naturalist experience is required. This program is slated to launch in late 2017, and we need funding for educational materials, field trips, and scholarships for under-served members of the public in our rural communities.


Budget
$10,000
Program Successes

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The Tuleyome Boot Bank is a youth hiking boot lending program that provides high-quality hiking boots to local youth at no cost for the duration of their physical growth up to age 18. The Boot Bank, operated out of an antique milk truck by Davis Boy Scout Troop 111, will become available to the community at scheduled community locations. The Boot Bank was developed in response to the practical challenge faced by families in purchasing high quality, well-fitting hiking boots for youths with ever-increasing shoe sizes. It's simply not economical for most families to purchase such boots that may be worn only a few times before they are outgrown. This circumstance detracts from youth interest and pleasure in hiking.
Budget
$2,000
Program Successes

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Tuleyome is implementing in 2016-2018 a $2.4 million dollar grant by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP) to address drainage waters from the Corona and Twin Peaks Mines in northwest Napa County. Additional, related work is being funded by the Corona/Twin Peaks Historical Assoc., LLC, and the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District. Project goals are to (1) render the project site safe for public use; and (2) support healthy aquatic ecosystems downstream in James Creek, Pope Creek, Lake Berryessa, lower Putah Creek, lower Yolo Bypass, and the Delta.
Budget
$200,000
Program Successes

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Tuleyome spearheaded the campaign that lead to the designation of the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in 2015. We have initiated the Berryessa Snow Mountain Trails Initiative. Comprised of a wide variety of stakeholders from within the Berryessa Snow Mountain region the Berryessa Snow Mountain Region Trails Initiative's goal is to enhance public access to the Berryessa Snow Mountain region through a well-designed, constructed, and ecologically sensitive regional trails system; and, sustainable maintenance program.
Budget
$10,000
Program Successes

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Tuleyome is spearheading the establishment of the Inner Coast Range State Conservancy (ICRC) that will be modeled after the successful Sierra Nevada Conservancy. The Inner Coast Range includes world renowned geological, biological, and cultural resources, large areas of public land, resourceful people, and resilient rural communities. The region is an important part of the State's economy, providing substantial agricultural products, timber, water, fishery, and other biological resources, ranching, tourism, and recreation.
Budget
$2,000
Program Successes

Description
The mission of the Tuleyome Land Conservation and Stewardship Program (TLCSP) is to permanently protect ecological, recreational, and strategically important lands that implement our policy, and work to protect the wild heritage and agricultural heritage of the region. Our most recent acquisition was the Silver Spur Ranch in the heart of the new Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument.
Budget
$100,000
Program Successes