past projects

Owens Pupfish in Fish Slough

14 May: Fish Slough Volunteer Patrol

Fish Slough Volunteer Patrol Friends of the Inyo, along with the Bureau of Land Management, helped organized the Fish Slough Volunteer Patrol.  This was a group of volunteers who perform weekly monitoring in the Fish Slough Area of Critical Environmental Concern. Monitoring tasks included checking for OHV use off existing roads, clearing the fish gate to protect the habitat of the endangered Owens pupfish from non-native bass, and reporting vandalism at Native American petroglyph sites. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer steward of this unique and fragile oasis, please email The patrol is currently on hold, but…

01 Feb: Bodie Hills Mono County Meeting

Preserve the Bodie Hills Meeting More Precious than Gold On February 15, 1:00 pm – the Mono County Board of Supervisors will hear Cougar Gold present its case to mine the Bodie Hills. Please send an email or write your supervisor. Please attend the meeting and speak for the protection of this Eastern Sierra natural treasure. Details on background information, talking points, and where to send comments, and carpooling are on our website More: MaryK., ROLG Conservation Chair, 760-934-0355,; Malcolm, ROLG Chair, 760-924-5639,; Friends of the Inyo ____________________________________________________________________________________

09 Jan: Forest Route Inventory

Inyo National Forest Route Inventory Defining the Routes Less Graveled On a cold February day in 1972, President Richard M. Nixon signed Executive Order 11644 – Use of Off-Road Vehciles on the Publc Lands “to establish policies and provide for procedures that will ensure that the use of off-road vehicles on public lands will be controlled and directed so as to protect the resources of those lands, to promote the safety of all users of those lands, and to minimize conflicts among the various uses of those lands.” Above all, this Executive Order directed all federal land management agencies to designate “specific…