Agriculture + Environment

Berryessa Snow Mountain photos exhibited Friday

A photo exhibit, “Exploring the Undiscovered Landscape,” featuring nature photos of the Berryessa Snow Mountain region, will be showcased from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Vigilance Winery, 13888 Point Lakeview Road in Lower Lake.

The region includes more than 500,000 acres of public lands in the Northern Inner Coast Range stretching over 100 miles from Lake Berryessa to the Snow Mountain Wilderness in the Mendocino National Forest, including the watersheds of the eastern shore of Clear Lake.

The exhibit is sponsored by Tuleyome, a conservation organization based in Woodland working to protect both the wild and agricultural heritage of the region. The group is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and has engaged Northern California photographers Jim Rose, Andrew Fulks and Eric Machelder to provide some of their photographs.

Rose, the lead exhibitor, has photographed some of California’s wildest landscapes. His early images appeared in the Sierra Club’s small-format book, “The Last Redwoods and the Parkland of Redwood Creek” in 1969. More recently, his images have appeared throughout the California Wild Heritage Campaign.

Those who haven’t yet visited these places can experience them through Rose’s images, from the surreal fog at Cold Canyon to a sunrise at Bean Rock north of Snow Mountain.

“Lots happen when you use a tripod,” Rose said.

Fulks grew up on the peninsula in the Bay Area where he hiked the hills and grew to love wild places. When he moved to Davis he began exploring the Berryessa Snow Mountain region. He started www.yolohiker.org to share his knowledge leading many hikes.

Fulks, who manages the UC Davis Reserve, was a founder of Tuleyome and serves as board president.

Machleder, who lives in Mill Valley, has a biochemistry and cancer biology background. He describes himself as a photography hobbyist and he enjoys shooting images of wildlife while hiking around Marin County and beyond.

More information about the region and Tuleyome can be found at www.tuleyome.org or by calling (530) 350-2599 or emailing [email protected].

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