Action Alert

Urge the National Park Service to Ensure Tule Elk Have Drinking Water

This action is for United States residents only.

A herd of tule elk living in the northern portion of the Point Reyes National Seashore are in serious danger. Visitors to the Seashore have reported that the National Park Service (NPS) has allowed an old stock pond, an important water source for these animals, to dry up. Please send a message politely asking the Director and Superintendent of the Seashore to fill the pond before any more elk die of thirst.

On the Seashore, the elk are restricted to certain areas to accommodate the demands of cattle ranchers and unable to travel to an area with a better water supply — they are reliant on NPS to ensure they have an adequate water source.

During the 2012-2015 drought, 250 elk died due to lack of water in their reserve. In the wake of their deaths, NPS promised to provide supplemental water when the pond dries up. But currently, the pond appears dry with no intervention from NPS.  These ponds are critical to the animals’ survival because there are no perennial streams in the reserve.

Use the form below to send a message to the Director and Superintendent of the Point Reyes National Seashore.


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