Businesses Supporting Public Lands Stewardship
Friends of the Inyo is thankful for the following businesses that support our Preservation, Exploration, and Stewardship programs in the Eastern Sierra.
Public lands are an asset to our businesses, our lifestyle and our community. In turn, the Outdoor Industry Association estimates that the outdoor recreation industry generates $887 billion in annual consumer spending in the U.S.
If you’re a business owner and want to invest in sustainable tourism and the health, culture and economy of the Eastern Sierra, consider supporting Friends of the Inyo through a Business Sponsorship.
We are drawn to this area for its spectacular and dramatic scenery, the variety of recreation opportunities, the incredible natural resources, and the local, community-based quality of life.
And we aren’t the only ones:
- Tourism is the Eastern Sierra’s primary economic draw, and our area’s public lands support a great number and variety of recreational visitors, both local and non-local.
- Last year, the Inyo National Forest recorded 4 million visitors coming here to hike, fish, bird watch, climb, hunt and camp—and numbers are increasing.
Public lands are an asset to our businesses, our lifestyle and our community.
The Problem: Public Lands at a Tipping Point
Budget shortfalls limit the Forest Service’s ability to manage the impacts of and support all these visitors, affecting services such as picking up trash and providing interpretive rangers.
The Solution: Friends of the Inyo’s stewardship programs fill some of those unmet needs. Last year:
- 700 hard-working volunteers cared for public lands from Death Valley to Mount Whitney to Mammoth to Mono Lake
- 6,000 hours of trail maintenance, road restoration, campsite restoration, trash cleanup and watershed restoration were performed
- $122,000-worth of contributed hours were generated
Be a part of the solution: Help your business, your community, and the land. Join Friends of the Inyo’s group of businesses that invest in sustainable tourism and the health of Eastern Sierra public lands.