What We Do
The Tulare Basin Wildlife Partners (TBWP) work with partner agencies and organizations to conserve and restore critical Tulare Basin upland, wetland, and riparian habitats for people and wildlife.
The TBWP facilitates the engagement of partners, funders, and stakeholders in multi-benefit projects to promote ecological and economic health, sustain our agricultural heritage, and enhance the quality of life in the Tulare Basin for current and future generations.
Where We Work
Located in California's southern San Joaquin Valley, the Tulare Basin encompasses portions of Fresno, Kern, Kings, and Tulare Counties. More than 16 rivers and creeks flow from surrounding mountains into the Basin’s small lakes and wetlands, which once comprised the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River, the historic Tulare Lake. The watershed is bounded on the north by the San Joaquin River, on the west by the crest of the Inner Coast Range, on the east by the crest of the Sierra Nevada, and on the south by the crest of the Tehachapi range. This watershed is approximately 134 miles east to west, 163 miles north to south, covers almost 22,000 square miles, and ranges in elevation from 163 feet above sea level at Mendota Pool to 14,505 feet on the summit of Mt. Whitney.
Support Tulare Basin Conservation
You can support TBWP’s important conservation work by making a tax-deductible donation today. TBWP also participates as a 1% for the Planet nonprofit member, Save Mart SHARES Program powered by eScrip, and Amazon Smile! You can also contribute through Our Combined Federal Campaign Universal Giving #24750.
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Join the PPIC Water Policy Center and the California Water Institute at Fresno State on March 7th for a free, half-day public event, Water Stress and a Changing San Joaquin Valley, featuring panels of local leaders and experts discussing key water issues facing the region.
WaterSMART Funding Opportunity Available from Bureau of Reclamation for On-the-Ground Watershed Management Projects. Application deadline is February 15th, 2017. More info available HERE.
Sustainable Groundwater Management Act: Update for the Central Valley Joint Venture | a power point presentation by Sandi Matsumoto, Associate Director of the California Water Program
TBWP Seeking Executive Director
Conceptual Conservation Project List for Climate Change Mitigation in the Tulare Basin
Recommended Reading: Floods & Droughts in Tulare Lake Basin 2nd Edition by John T Austin