TA End of Season Campout

Stewardship End of Season Round-Up

Well, it’s official. The calendar page has been flipped to October, the leaves they are a changing, and our Trail Ambassador season has come to a close. Reflections and a Compilation of Staff Reports by Alex Ertaud, Stewardship Director Closing out the season is bittersweet, as I am so proud of the amazing work the TAs have accomplished this summer, and yet I am sad to see them go off into the fall, no longer helping us lead interpretive hikes and volunteer events, do important trail work out on the ground, and be a friendly presence out on the trails….


Friends of the Inyo’s Juniper Newsletter for August has news of our Lone Pine Satellite Office Opening, and more!

Join us for our August 19 Open House at our new Satellite Office across East Bush Street from the Lone Pine Post Office. Read about the Great Basin Water Justice Summit that took place earlier this month. Learn about all our FREE hikes and volunteering events through the rest of the summer and into early fall. Find out how to leave a legacy of conservation by adding Friends of the Inyo to your estate plan in “Make a Will” Month, etc., etc., etc. Happy reading….And if you like what you read, happy sharing!

Lindsay and bear marks on tree

Stewardship Round-Up: July 2022

Read some exciting progress notes from our Trail Ambassadors, with an introduction and post-note from Stewardship Director Alex Ertaud. “We’re thick into the Dog Days of summer, hitting the midway point of our season, and the Trail Ambassadors (TAs) just keep on rolling! Alongside our Forest Service partners, our TAs have been up to some amazing work. But don’t take my word for it: Let’s hear it from the TAs themselves! Here are some highlights from their last month of work in north-to-south order depending on the Ranger District to which each of them is assigned.” From Bradley Olson, TA…


The June 2022 Issue of Friends of the Inyo’s E-Newsletter, ‘The Juniper,’ reads like a celebration of Thanksgiving in Summer – So much to be thankful for!

This month, take a look at our “Pine Nuts Impact Report” for 2021, meet our Trail Ambassadors and learn about volunteering opportunities coming up in June and July through our Stewardship Program, see a photo of the new truck in our fleet – a purchase made possible thanks to your generous giving – and more! Happy reading…and if you like what you read, happy sharing!

Spring 2022 JPJ Cover

The Spring 2022 Issue of Friends of the Inyo’s Biannual Magazine, The Jeffrey Pine Journal, is Hot off the Press!

The latest issue of Friends of the Inyo’s Jeffrey Pine Journal, now in its twentieth year, features timely conservation-related topics such as fire management, wayward balloon litter in nature, the 30×30 Initiative to conserve 30 percent of our public lands and coastal waters by 2030, and more. Click on the image above or this link to access and download a pdf version. Happy reading! Please remember that you can get a hard copy of the Jeffrey Pine Journal delivered to your home twice a year, in Spring and Fall, as one of the perks of membership with Friends of the…


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…


The April (Earth Day Month) Issue of our Juniper Newsletter is Here!

With our planet in climate crisis, we have plenty of ideas about things you can do to help the Earth – beginning with activities in our corner of the world, the beautiful lands of the Eastern Sierra, or “Payahuunadu,” The Land of Flowing Water, as the original Paiute inhabitants called this magical place. Also find inspiration in a testimonial of two living beings (a depressed human and a starving kitten) that rescued each other on Earth Day four years ago, and how that story encourages reflection on what we can do to “rescue” our planet. Happy reading…happy sharing!