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Tuleyome

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Address:

607 North St Woodland CA 95695 USA

Mission:

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.” We serve communities mainly throughout Yolo, Lake, Napa, Mendocino, Solano, Glenn and Colusa Counties, but also do outreach in Sacramento County.

Results:

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 360,000 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. At Tuleyome, we also believe that everyone deserves access to the outdoors, and 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. 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 book are available at Lulu.com. The HPA 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 goal is to inspire members of public to protect, restore, and enjoy the natural landscape in the Northern Inner Coast Range region.

Target demographics:

the environment and members of the public

Direct beneficiaries per year:

thousands of citizens and secured permanent protection for over 360,000 acres of federal public lands

Geographic areas served:

Yolo, Lake, Solano, Napa and Mendocino Counties, as well as Sacramento. Glenn and Colusa Counties

Programs:

HOME PLACE ADVENTURES: 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. TULEYOME YOUTH BOOT BANK: 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. The Boot Bank, operated out of an antique milk truck by Davis Boy Scout Troop 111, will appear at scheduled community locations. INNER COAST RANGE CONSERVANCY PROGRAM: Tuleyome is spearheading the establishment of the Inner Coast Range Conservancy. The northern inner Coast Range region is largely under-served among similar programs in California and merits a Conservancy program as a matter of fairness and equity, and the Inner Coast Range Conservancy will bring additional funding and capability for implementing locally valued programs to the region. 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. MERCURY MINE REMEDIATION PROGRAM: Tuleyome is implementing throughout 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. BERRYESSA SNOW MOUNTAIN NATIONAL MONUMENT: Berryessa Snow Mountain is now a National Monument thanks you for your hard work! Find out what is going on within the monument and with the Resource Management Plan. TULEYOME LAND AND CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM: The goal 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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Tuleyome opens up the great outdoors to many who otherwise probably would not venture out. The people who work and volunteer for this group are fabulous, welcoming, and knowledgeable. I have gone on several of their sponsored hikes and always have a great time, meet new people, and get to explore new areas.

 
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Tuleyome has worked hard to become more of a presence in the community over the past few years and has opened up the outdoors to a lot of people who might not be able to get out and about by themselves. Looking forward to seeing the Berryessa Snow Mountain region designated as a national monumnet in 2015!

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2014

 
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I volunteered with Tuleyome for a while helping table at local farmer's markets. It was really fun telling everyone who stopped by all of the great things about the organization. Tuleyome is a land trust, they have a youth program, they work to re-mediate abandoned mines, they build and maintain trails in the region, and they are also working to permanently protect the Berryessa Snow Mountain region. This organization definitely deserves more recognition for all of the important work they do!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it better known in Northern California.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Tuleyome is a wonderful organization. They do a lot of important work in the Berryessa Snow Mountain region and provide opportunities for people to get off their butts and explore the natural world around them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Can't think of anything.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Tuleyome is a conservation group involved in community growth (children and adults), as well as development of outdoor recreation areas. The group builds trails, works on easements and access to otherwise difficult sites, and has projects to clean up and restore (with native plants) recreation and borderline areas.
The group conducts a complex program of youth activities, helps with research on specific sites that may be endangered, and has worked on mercury mine clean-up.
Also, the group is active in supporting worthwhile conservation issues with both state and national congressional bodies.

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2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Youth today aren't able to experience the surroundings of nature very often or let's say understand and appreciate it. Tuleyome has a youth program called Home Place Adventures that allow youth to experience such things. They go rafting, fishing, hiking and much more. I encourage schools and organizations to collaborate with them. What a great Non-Profit!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand throughout the state of California.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Tuleyome has programs to protect public lands and to get folks, particularly youth out into these wild places. They get things done and use our donations very effectively!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Tuleyome is a local non-profit that helps preserve open space, leads local hikes and clean-ups, and has a program that exposes inner-city youth to the joys of wilderness and conservation. It organizes trail building crews, stumps for appropriate conservation legislation, and holds events where art and conservation are blended.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of anything.

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2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

While Tuleyome has many great projects the important thing for me is the ability to work with them to create new trails. They have a great vision for land stewardship and trail building in the Berryessa region. I work with the Napa branch.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Tuleyome not only protects land, they create future protectors of the land by teaching kids about conservation. They have a great youth outdoors program, and they also provide free hikes for the public.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand all of their outdoor programs and make them bigger and better.

Was your donation impactful?

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Likely

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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