TULEYOME

"We Dream... We Act... Together, We Get Things Done"

aka Tuleyome   |   Woodland, CA   |  http://tuleyome.org/

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.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Mr. Sandra Schubert

Main address

622 Main Street Suite 200

Woodland, CA 95695 USA

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EIN

68-0522325

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Agricultural, Youth Development (O52)

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

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Our programs

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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. 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.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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 and the Woodland Public Library to teach members of the public how to become Certified California Naturalists! No advanced degrees or previous naturalist experience is required.

The California Naturalist Program allows Californians to help protect and preserve our unique and diverse wildlife, habitats, river, lakes and coastal resources, wild and urban alike. By signing up for the course with Tuleyome, you also become a CERE Guardian -- an active member of the public dedicated to Conserving, Enhancing, Restoring and Enjoying our regional public lands and open spaces -- and will receive a special pin at the completion of the course.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Population(s) Served

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.

Population(s) Served

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 objectives are to (1) improve the effectiveness of existing mine drainage treatment systems for the Boiler House and Twin Peaks entrances [referred to as “adits”]; (2) minimize leaching and mobilization of nickel and acid drainage from the mined ore body through the Corona Drain Tunnel; and (3) address physical and chemical hazards on the site.

Population(s) Served

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.

Population(s) Served

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.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Land Trust Alliance 2005

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member

Chamber of Commerce

Our results

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Number of free participants on field trips

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Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Home Place Adventures

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Acres of natural habitat restored

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Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Land Conservation and Stewardship Program

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

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Related Program

Home Place Adventures

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Output - describing our activities and reach

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Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

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Related Program

Home Place Adventures

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Output - describing our activities and reach

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Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Tuleyome is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation organization based in Woodland, California. The word “Tuleyome" (pronounced too-lee-OME-ee) is a Lake Miwok Indian word that means “deep home place". And that term “deep home place" exemplifies our deep connection to our environment, our communities and our regional public lands.

Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument: No longer a campaign but now the realization of a conservation vision! The designation was signed by President Obama on July 10, 2015, making a hundred-mile long National Monument in our own backyard. Tuleyome spearheaded this project, and needless to say — together, we get things done!

Our conservation work within the National Monument is increasing as well. In August 2015, we entered escrow to purchase the Silver Spur Ranch. This 1,280-acre ranch is in the heart of the National Monument, and includes gorgeous oak woodlands, rare plants, two miles of the North Fork of Cache Creek, and the headwaters of Benmore Canyon. After purchase, the ranch will be open to the public for hiking, biking, horseback riding, naturalist workshops, and camping. All of this is part of Tuleyome's Land Trust component. We'll soon start a campaign to raise the funds to buy and open this ranch to the public for recreation and permanent preservation!

In 2016, Tuleyome volunteers will work on building and maintaining trails in and around the National Monument. We are also spearheading a regional trails initiative, working with all user groups to create a network of trails throughout the Berryessa Snow Mountain region, allowing the public to better enjoy and explore their new National Monument. We're also working with the Forest Service on Firescape Mendocino, helping develop fuel and fire management plans to conserve the forest.

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 guided hikes, outings and lectures for the public. The program also has opportunities for volunteers to participate in Tuleyome's habitat restoration, and trail building and maintenance projects. Our goal is to educate and empower our community to care for and help protect the land and resources that we enjoy and on which we depend.

We're Tuleyome. Join us in the outdoors!

Our strategies have always included garnering community support and working with partner organizations to reach communal goals.

We do periodic checks on all of our programs to make sure they are operating at their best level, and cull out projects that don't seem to be working.

We watch our budget and don't over-extend ourselves -- finally or capacity-wise.

Tuleyome was founded in 2002 as a volunteer advocacy-oriented nonprofit conservation organization. Our mission statement reads: “Protecting the wild heritage and agricultural heritage of the Northern Inner Coast Range and Western Sacramento Valley for existing and future generations." And we “live" our mission every day: we preserve and restore wild habitat, we build and repair trails, we educate the public about local conservation and environmental issues, we engage young people through our youth program, and we demonstrate a good “land stewardship" ethic by maintaining the easements and properties we own under the scope of our land trust component.

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

We know what we're doing, and we know how to do it. We have often been described as a "lean" organization that "gets things done."

In the past, Tuleyome spearheaded the formal California State Wild and Scenic River designation for upper Cache Creek and worked with local Congressmen 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".

The program provides not only engaging outdoor experiences and service projects which encourage local youth to become leaders in conservation, sustainability and land stewardship, it also offers the public free guided hikes and outings. The program also has opportunities for volunteers to participate in habitat restoration projects, as well as trail building and maintenance. Our goal is to educate and empower our community to care for and help protect the land and resources that we enjoy and on which we depend.

Our other work in the region includes:

Acquiring ecologically key properties at Ireland Ranch, Cold Canyon and Goat Mountain and the Berryessa Peak trail easement to help open lands to public use through out land trust component.

Building and maintaining trails throughout the region.

Eradicating invasive plant species like Arundo and tamarisk weeds with our teams of volunteers.

Financials

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TULEYOME

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Victoria Brandon

Andrew Fulks

UC DavisArboretum

Glen Holstein, PhD

California Native Plant Society

Lyndsay Dawkins

Nature's Theater

Jeff Falyn

Nature's Theater

Steve Drown

Tuleyome

Lars Anderson

Tuleyome

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes