In this issue of The Juniper, we update you on the Haiwee pumped storage project, Keep Long Valley Green campaign, and status of the Bi-State sage grouse federal listing. We are also glad to provide some materials from Leave No Trace on indoor activities for kids and how to recreate responsibly outside during this period of social distancing, if you choose to do so. And finally, we provide resources to learn more about the closures of developed recreation sites by the BLM and Forest Service here in California.
In this Juniper, you will find updates on the Keep Long Valley Campaign, Panamint Valley lithium mining exploration, and Conglomerate Mesa gold mining exploration. You will also find several opportunities to attend events in March and April. Come explore the snow-covered Bodie Hills, gaze up at the dark desert sky with telescopes, explore Owens Lake and the thousands of migratory birds, or volunteer surveying plants in the remote parts of Eureka Dunes in Death Valley National Park!
February continues to be a busy month for Friends of the Inyo. In this month’s Juniper, you will have the chance to read updates on a number of projects. We also have a wide variety of events happening in the next few weeks and months. In Lone Pine, Bishop, Mammoth, and Bridgeport, we have events throughout the Eastern Sierra and we hope to see you around. And remember, early registration for the Owens Lake Bird Festival begins on February 15th and outings fill up fast. Open registration for non-members will begin on March 1st. So if you’re not a member yet, become one today to get access to register early. I hope you enjoy this month’s Juniper!
In this Juniper you will find the opportunity to read the latest updates on the Alabama Hills, to learn about our support of fire restoration in the Eastern Sierra, and to read about your opportunity to participate in the Eastern Sierra Sustainable Recreation Partnership Public Workshops. And finally, the Owens Lake Bird Festival is coming soon. Make sure your membership is current so you can get access to early registration before outings fill up. We look forward to seeing you in April on Owens Lake!