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ACTION IN THE EASTERN SIERRA

Policy

Join a meaningful,
science-based conversation
about protecting public
lands in the Eastern Sierra.

Exploration

Whether by foot, skis or off-road
vehicle, exploring these lands
is an important part of sharing
the Eastern Sierra’s story.

Stewardship

Partner with local agencies
and fellow Friends of the Inyo
volunteers to maintain trails,
restore habitats and more.

UPDATES ON THE BLOG

Listen to FOI Executive Director Wendy Schneider in a recent installment of ‘The Oxygen Starved Podcast’

In a recent conversation with “The Oxygen Starved Podcast” hosts Mono County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stacey Adler and Mono County Free Library Director Christopher Platt, Friends of the Inyo’s Executive Director Wendy Schneider talks about public land stewardship and protection, leadership, family and more. Take a listen. Begin at min. 32 of the podcast. Happy listening…And if you like what you hear, happy sharing!

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The May 2022 Issue of Friends of the Inyo’s E-Newsletter, The Juniper, is here!

In this issue, learn about the economic power of nonprofits; find out how you can get involved in 30×30, helping to conserve 30 percent of California’s lands and coastal waters by 2030; discover how you can buy a local brand of coffee or a gorgeous coffee table book of photos of the Eastern Sierra, or both, while helping Friends of the Inyo; get the details about two Mono County events on May 7 organized by Backcountry Hunters & Anglers in conjunction with the Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership, and more. As always, happy reading…and if you like what you read, happy…

Get Involved in 30×30: Helping to Conserve 30 Percent of California’s Lands and Coastal Waters by 2030

By Jora Fogg, FOI Policy Director Last month, in conjunction with Earth Day, the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) released their final Pathways to 30×30: Accelerating Conservation of California’s Nature strategy to forward the global effort to conserve 30 percent of lands and coastal waters by 2030 (30×30). The plan focuses on protecting the state’s biodiversity, advancing equitable access to nature and addressing the climate crisis.    The Pathways document was crafted by a dedicated team at CNRA through months of public engagement. More than 4,100 Californians engaged with the state to provide input through more than a dozen public meetings,…

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 6 OF “EVERY LAST DROP,” THE OFFICIAL E-NEWSLETTER OF THE KEEP LONG VALLEY GREEN COALITION, IS HOT OFF THE PRESS!

In this issue, we are thrilled to republish content from the Mono Lake Committee’s Winter-Spring 2022 Newsletter, highlighting the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s extraction of groundwater from Mono Basin using a tunnel! (Photo from LADWP). Read all about it and share this information, especially with your friends in the Los Angeles area – they need to know the water they drink is coming from our part of California, and decades-long water extraction has helped lower Mono Lake water levels drastically!