Caption: Left: The Lower Owens River provides resources and habitat to wildlife, including Tule elk
. Below: Graham's friend Kyle Denitz paddles the waters of the Lower Owens River amidst the beauty of the surrounding landscape.
2004: Microsatellite DNA variation in tule elk
.--Journal of Wildlife Management 68: 109-119.
Schoenherr (1992) wrote that the California grizzly may have been generally unsuccessful in capturing tule elk
and pronghorn; however, Schwartz et al.
On January 30 and 31, 2001, 30 tule elk
were captured at San Luis NWR and relocated to augment 3 of the other 21 herds in California.
(1987) to develop sampling procedures and a sightability model for tule elk
in Owens Valley.
For elk, collection sites were the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in Merced County and the Tupman Tule Elk
State Reserve in Kern County (California); the Roseburg, Drain, and Demet herds, Douglas County (southwestern Oregon); and the Jewell Wildlife Area, Clatsop County (northwestern Oregon).
Back home, he has helped biologists relocate bighorn sheep and Tule elk
into parts of their original range in California--work that has helped bring the elk back from the brink of extinction.
Before Los Angeles, the valley sustained deep saltgrass meadows and marshes filled with everything from willows to brine shrimp to tule elk
. Now Los Angeles looms always over the horizon, like a hallucination.
The only I record-book species I have not hunted are the polar bear and Tule elk
In fact, of what we consider the "29 varieties of North American big game," 25--excluding only Alaska brown bear, Coues whitetail, Tule elk
, and desert bighorn--are found somewhere in Canada.
Chuck Adams was years away from coining the "Super Slam" term encompassing North America's 27--now 29, with the inclusion of central barren ground caribou and California Tule elk