elk
WILDLIFE: According to recent surveys, the tule elk population in the Point Reyes National Seashore have been stable for the last year or so, following declines likely linked to the drought.   David Briggs

The first tule elk calves of 2017 have been spotted at Tomales Point and Drakes Beach, said Dave Press, the Point Reyes National Seashore’s wildlife ecologist who leads annual surveys of the population. And though “the forage condition is supreme out there,” Mr. Press said, he cautioned that it’s too early to speculate on the effects that . . .