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CROWDRISE : May 18, 2010
Tax ID: 68-0522325
BASED: Woodland, CA, United States


Explore the Wild Outdoor

“Tuleyome engages in advocacy and active stewardship with diverse communities to conserve, enhance, restore, and enjoy the lands in the region.”


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.


  • We protect ecological processes and biodiversity.
  • We build constituencies for nature, foster appreciation for lands, and support actions that protect them.
  • We value people as part of nature, we invest in youth and in diverse communities, so that the land sustains the people and the people sustain the land.
  • We are inclusive of multiple perspectives and work to build coalitions through thoughtful collaboration. We respect the values of other users in public and private landscapes.
  • We value inquiry and adaptation.
  • Access to nature is a human right.
  • We serve the land and people through awareness, advocacy and leadership.
  • We get things done with authenticity, integrity, honesty, and respect.
  • We are advocates for wildlife and the land


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.

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

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.

Tax ID: 68-0522325 •




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