Nature & You Lecture Series: Tule Elk in Our Area – ONLINE

image credit: Josh Bush, CDFW

Image credit: Josh Bush, CDFW

The tule elk, an endemic California subspecies, has a complex natural history intertwined with the activities of both native and immigrant peoples. Presumed extinct by the mid-19th century, tule elk have since received over a century of intense management. Joint efforts between public and private entities have resulted in remarkable increases in tule elk abundance and distribution across California, representing one of the greatest conservation success stories of our time. Today, such efforts continue with the aim of conserving tule elk populations for all to enjoy. Current management practices seek to blend traditional and modern monitoring techniques to improve our understanding of tule elk population dynamics. In this presentation, Dr. Tom Batter (UC Davis/CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife), discusses the ecology, natural history, and modern management practices of California’s tule elk.

This lecture will be ONLINE in a Zoom meeting.  You must register on this page (be sure to include your email address) and download Zoom. (There is no need to create an account.) After registering, participants will be sent an email with the meeting ID and password.  After the lecture, you will be able to ask questions via Zoom’s chat feature.

Questions? Contact Bill Grabert at

This lecture is part of the monthly “Nature and You” lecture series sponsored by Tuleyome.  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.

Note: All participants agree to abide by the terms and conditions of Tuleyome’s waiver of liability which can be seen and downloaded HERE. All participants also understand that photographs will be taken at the event. If you do not wish to be photographed, you must tell the photographer and avoid the cameras’ line of sight.

A $10 donation to Tuleyome is suggested, but is not required to participate in this event.


Starts 7:00 pm
Ends 9:00 pm
Location Online in a Zoom meeting. Registration required for link.
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