What do protection of the Sierra Nevada Red Fox; the removal of cattle exclosures in the Cottonwood Creek Wilderness; efforts to protect Conglomerate Mesa and Long Valley from exploratory drilling; an attempt to educate Inyo and Mono Counties’ Spanish-speaking residents about public lands management in the U.S….and volunteer cleanup and restoration events in Bridgeport and the Alabama Hills on back-to-back Saturdays in September, including National Public Lands Day, Sept. 25, have in common? They all align with Friends of the Inyo’s mission and you can read about them—and more!—in this issue of our Juniper E-Newsletter.
In this edition of the Juniper, you will be introduced to first issue of the Keep Long Valley Green Coalition’s new e-mail newsletter, Every Last Drop: Exposés on the L.A./Eastern Sierra Water Wars; an opportunity to make your voice heard in the struggle to Protect Conglomerate Mesa from foreign mining interests; Friends of the Inyo’s new education/outreach efforts to Inyo and Mono counties’ growing Hispanic community (en español); the continuing stewardship and interpretive work of our Trail Ambassadors; and more! Happy reading—and if you like what you read, happy sharing!
In this issue of The Juniper, you will be asked to exercise the power of your pocketbook to help fight destructive mining in three of our public lands; check out upcoming education, exploration and volunteering events; learn about our hard-working Trail Ambassadors; meet Friends of the Inyo’s new Communications Director, and more. Happy reading, and if you like what you read…Happy sharing!
In this issue of The Juniper, we share updates concerning on the Trail Ambassadors, our list of summer events, an update on legislation we are hoping to pass for the Kutzadika’a tribe, and a feature on LADWP’s plan to only provide a minimal amount of water to Long Valley this summer. Also Kyle will be signing off as Communications Director, but we hope to introduce you to our new communications director in next month’s edition.
In this issue of The Juniper, we share updates concerning the Conglomerate Mesa and Keep Long Valley Green campaigns. K2 Gold’s phase two exploration continues to threaten the Mesa’s future. And LADWP indicates that it will only provide a minimal amount of water to Long Valley this summer. Also, the comment period for proposed mining in Long Valley has been extended but ends on Thursday, the 13th. Be sure to submit your comments by then. Finally, learn about a showing of Paya: The Water Story of the Paiute, happening on May 25th. I hope you enjoy this month’s issue of The Juniper.
In this issue, you’ll also find a press release in response to the Mojave Precious Metals & K2 Gold virtual “town hall,” an update on the Keep Long Valley Green Campaign, the opportunity to read the latest Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership newsletter, and an invitation to explore the new Keep Long Valley Green coalition website. We hope you enjoy this month’s issue of the Juniper!
This issue of the Juniper is packed full of virtual events that we’ll be hosting this month and next. From our campaign to protect Conglomerate Mesa, to our Stewardship work in Death Valley National Park, to our virtual 2021 Owens Lake Bird Festival, there is something for everyone to be excited about. We hope you’ll sign up and join us at any or all of our virtual events! In this issue, you’ll also find an update on our snow-user surveying work written by Trail Ambassador Lindsay. We also share with you an article in the LA Times covering the Mono Lake Kutzadika’a Paiute tribe’s continued…
In this issue of the Juniper, we thank a long-time partner of Friends of the Inyo and champion for the Inyo National Forest, Diana Pietrasanta for her years of service with the USFS. Thank you, Diana! We also have some exciting news to share: our Trail Ambassadors are conducting Winter Snow-User Surveys, a program we last carried out in the ’16-’17 season. In this issue, you can also learn about the newly-released Alabama Hills Management Plan, as well as read a press release from local Tribes speaking out against mining on Conglomerate Mesa. Finally, remember to buy your tickets to our next…
In this issue of the Juniper, watch CBS News’s, “Eye on Earth,” featuring FOI Policy Director, Jora Fogg, which highlights the campaign to protect Long Valley from the de-watering by LADWP. Read an update on our campaign to protect Conglomerate Mesa. K2 Gold has completed Phase 1 of their exploration plans, and we continue to monitor the impacts of their activity. And finally, learn about the opportunity to submit comments to encourage the US Fish and Wildlife Service to list the whitebark pine as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.
In this newsletter, you’ll learn about the upcoming project timeline, action you can take, insights from a K2 Gold investors meeting, and findings from a wildlife biologist, Rachel Woodard! As we fight to protect Conglomerate Mesa, we must remember why we fight this fight. We fight to show solidarity with the Tribal Nations who have long protected Conglomerate Mesa. We fight for social justice. We fight for wildlife, the Joshua Trees and Inyo Rock Daisies that can’t speak for themselves. Together, we will send K2 Gold home and protect Conglomerate Mesa. Thank you for tuning in to Vol. 6 of the Conglomerate Mesa Newsletter.