The Tulare Basin Wildlife Partners was recently awarded two grants from the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment!
Funds awarded through the California Wildlands Grassroots Fund and the Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund will go towards furthering the Atwell Island Project-Alpaugh-Allensworth Nature Trail (AAAT) Project, the Allensworth and Alpaugh Work Based Learning (A+A WBL) Program, and the ongoing work of the Tulare Basin Watershed Connection Workgroup (TB WCW).
TBWP is excited for the opportunity provided by the Rose Foundation to continue to grow our grassroots initiatives here in the Tulare Basin!
The TBWP encourages federal agency active and retired employees nationwide to contribute to the TBWP through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) annually (mid-October through mid-January). Tulare Basin Wildlife Partners is listed nationwide at #24750.
Engage partners, funders, and stakeholders in multi-benefit projects to promote ecological and economic health, sustaining our agricultural heritage, and enhancing the quality of life in the Tulare Basin for current and future generations.
Create a healthy regional watershed with ecologically functional waterways, wetlands and uplands that provide abundant clean water for both people and wildlife.
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.
CA Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Proposition 1: Watershed Restoration Grant Program
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Can Dirt Save the Earth?
UC Merced Center for Climate Communication is distributing a survey to water resource managers regarding climate change. The goal is to have at least a few hundred respondents to create an informative summary that will be available to resource managers, climate scientists, and laypersons alike. A link to the survey is HERE.
Please feel free to distribute the survey to water resource managers you may know. If you have questions or would like to discuss the project please contact Carol Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Identification of potentially suitable habitat for strategic land retirement and restoration in the San Joaquin Desert
Strategic Land Retirement and Habitat Restoration Analysis | The Nature Conservancy