In the past, Tuleyome spearheaded the formal California State Wild and Scenic River designation for upper Cache Creek and worked with local Congressman Mike Thompson and Senator Barbara Boxer to designate Cedar Roughs and Cache Creek Wilderness Areas and additions to the Snow Mountain Wilderness.
In 2015, we were successful in permanently protecting the Berryessa Snow Mountain region as a National Monument. Considered one of Tuleyome's most significant accomplishments, the National Monument encompasses over 330,000 acres of federal public lands including the core areas of the Cedar Roughs, Cache Creek, and Snow Mountain Wilderness, over 65,000 acres of roadless area, and the critically important connecting migratory corridors that link them together. The region will become an important ecological addition to the National Conservation Lands.
Our nationally award winning program, Tuleyome Adventures, encourages people of all ages to become more connected to and involved with the natural world that surrounds us. In 2012, our Home Place Adventures Program was nationally recognized with it won the National "Kids and Trails Award", and in 2014 we launched our "Nature and You" lecture series in partnership with Yolo County Library to help educate the public about the local natural environment and introduce them to the scientists and businesses working directly in the field. With our community partners, we continue to expand this program with the publication of educational books for adults and children based on our popular "Tuleyome Tales" newspaper feature articles and the "Species Guide to the Berryessa Snow Mountain Region". We have recently added trail guide books and an adult coloring book to our list. All of the books are available at Lulu.com. The adventures program provides not only engaging outdoor experiences and service projects which encourage people of all ages to become leaders in conservation, sustainability, and land stewardship. The program also has opportunities for volunteers to participate in habitat restoration projects, as well as trail building and maintenance and many other forms of community service.
Our new Certified California Naturalist Program, in partnership with the University of California, allows us to train members of the public to become certified naturalists in the region. And our other major programs now include: the Youth Boot Bank program, the Mercury Mine Remediation project, the Tuleyome Land Conservation and Stewardship program, the Berryessa Snow Mountain Trails Initiative program, and the Inner Coast Range conservancy program. We are also working with the City of Woodland and Explorit to create a new science education center in Woodland, and have partnered with the Sacramento Zoo to do wildlife studies and post-wildfire habitat restoration in Lake County.
Our goal is to inspire members of public to protect, restore, and enjoy the natural landscape in the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument region. We do a LOT and with your help we really get things done!