This is the greatest joy. Get out there, go see it. Get your socks dirty, and take someone new with you, take someone young. Most of the 600 plus members of FOI directly experience wild places frequently. If possible this summer introduce someone else to the wonders of the natural world. Inoculate them with the wild. Go walk, bird, backpack, do something with them outdoors. Friends of the Inyo has many field trips, take them on one.
An important way we work to build support for public lands is by helping people get out to learn about and enjoy the wildlands of the Inyo Region. Each year we lead dozens of trips if this sort, outings that range from a half day walk around Convict Lake to multi day backpacking trips, and everything in between.
There are many other ways to get out and experience public land. We are building a library of descriptions of our favorite off-the-beaten-path outings. We call it "Get Out!".
Natural History Hikes - Generally part day outings with a focus on learning about the unique natural history of a particular area. Some of our favorites are walks in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Marble Canyon in the White Mountains, and birding around Convict Lake; there are many other favorites on our rotating list of favorites!
We have a range of programs that we have delivered to a variety of audiences over the past few years. These include slideshows and talks on public lands, the Sierra, the Inyo region, and more. We would love to come and talk with your group - just give us a call.
We lead many stewardship programs as well. There is a large focus on these in building skills and empowering people to contribute to managing their public lands.