Policy

22 Jan: Winter Happenings

As Friends of the Inyo takes a brief hiatus from its summer stewardship and trails programs, it remains committed to its mission of preservation, exploration, and stewardship in the Eastern Sierra and is hosting a number of programs, planning, and wintertime activities. In the first two weeks of December, Friends of the Inyo hosted the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in three locations—Mammoth Lakes, Bishop, and Lone Pine CA –to rave reviews and encouraging new-member turnout. Showcasing environmental and adventure films by inspired filmmakers from all over the world—the wild and scenic film festival’s parent group SYRCL (Southern Yuba River…

27 Sep: Laura Beardsley is New FOI Executive Director

Friends of the Inyo names new Executive Director!   “The Board of Directors of Friends of the Inyo is very pleased to have hired Laura Beardsley as our new Executive Director,” said James Wilson, President of the Friends of  the Inyo Board. “Laura has a wealth of experience working in a variety of non profits, most recently in Yosemite National Park for the Yosemite Conservancy and Nature Bridge. We have lots to do to help maintain our region’s economic and ecological wholeness, and we’re confident Laura can help us to that.”  “Laura brings energy and passion to the Eastern Sierra…

Glass Creek Meadow (photo by John Dittli)

06 Sep: Member & Volunteer Rendezvous 2012

Celebrate another year of preservation, exploration and stewardship at the Sixth Annual Friends of the Inyo Rendezvous on Saturday, September 29 at the Obsidian Flat Campground on the edge of the Owens River Headwaters Wilderness! Enjoy hiking during the day or relaxing at the campground with fellow members and volunteers. In the evening, FOI will host dinner (a burrito bar!) and non-alcoholic beverages, along with potluck dessert, followed by live music around the campfire and sleeping under the stars. The Rendezvous will finish with a full breakfast (massive egg scramble!) on Sunday morning. Where: Obsidian Flat Campground, on the edge…

14 Nov: Juniper Ridge Donation Day!

On Wednesday, November 16, Juniper Ridge will match dollar for dollar all website and telephone orders to benefit Friends of the Inyo! Last year’s donation day raised nearly $3,000 to help Friends of the Inyo in the preservation, exploration and stewardship of Eastern Sierra public lands. All of Juniper Ridge products are like bringing the mountains into your home! Consider getting an early start on your holiday shopping and check out the beautiful array of wild-crafted products from soap and sachets to essential oils, incense and more by purchasing on the Juniper Ridge website or by calling (510) 521-7204 to place your…

22 Aug: 25th Anniversary Celebration September 10

Join Friends of the Inyo on September 10 for a fun evening of local food, Join Muir-inspired wine, live music, awesome prizes and amazing views at the June Mountain Chalet. Friends of the Inyo is celebrating its 25th year as an advocacy group working toward the preservation, exploration and stewardship of the Eastern Sierra’s public lands.   “Back in 1986, Friends of the Inyo wanted to provide a voice for the wild lands and wildlife of the Inyo National Forest,” said Stacy Corless, Executive Director for the conservation non-profit.   “The same holds true today, though we’ve expanded that role…

07 Aug: Mono County Supervisors Take No Action

Conservation has prevailed once more in Bridgeport! On August 2nd, 2011, the Mono Board decided not to support a resolution for Bodie Wilderness Study Area Release nor an endorsement for H.R. 1581. Thousands of letters and petition signatures over the last year have sent a strong message to the Board stating that the Bodie Hills are a special place worthy of protection, and inappropriate for industrial land use and development. You can still advocate for preservation of America’s Treasured landscapes like the Bodie Hills by contacting the elected officials of Mono County and Congress, click here for more info.

01 Jul: Plenty of Preservation Issues in the Eastern Sierra – from mining to wind

There are lots of issues on BLM land currently underway in the Eastern Sierra. The BLM lands are sometimes put in the shadow of the vast expanses of US Forest Service and National Park lands like Death Valley, the John Muir Wilderness, and newly added White Mountains Wilderness, but they should not be overlooked. In the Eastern Sierra, they include the Bodie Hills, Granite Mountain and Owens Peak Wilderness (photo shown) areas, and the Alabama Hills, as well as many more extraordinary places that make up the East Side. Here are just some of the many preservation issues, on lands…

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 http://nevada.sierraclub.org/rolgroup. More: MaryK., ROLG Conservation Chair, 760-934-0355, mkp@npgcable.com; Malcolm, ROLG Chair, 760-924-5639,wmalcolm.clark@gmail.com; Friends of the Inyo admin@friendsoftheinyo.org. ____________________________________________________________________________________

19 Oct: Job Announcement: Finance Manager

Friends of the Inyo Bookkeeper/Finance Manager   Overview – The Finance Manager is responsible for the day-to-day financial operations of Friends of the Inyo. Responsibilities include billing, taxes, contract management, investment management, accounting, payroll and benefit administration             Much of this work is currently conducted in cooperation with FOI’s Office Manager. As described, the Finance Manager is a part time position with an approximate weekly commitment 20 hrs/wk to 32 hrs/wk. Please submit resume and professional references to Stacy Corless via email at stacy@friendsoftheinyo.org.             Job Duties by Area: Financial – Maintain and use an accounting system (currently Quickbooks for…

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24 Nov: About Friends of the Inyo

Founded in 1986, Friends of the Inyo is a Bishop, CA-based non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the exploration, preservation, and stewardship of the public lands of the Eastern Sierra. The Eastside’s scenic beauty, wild rivers, varied flora and fauna, and abundant opportunities for sustainable recreation are our business–and yours. Through a combination of outreach,education, and advocacy, together we can ensure that this remarkable place is preserved for future generations of people, plants, and animals. The Eastern Sierra The diverse wildlands of the Eastern Sierra are a national treasure, known and loved by many as a vast, undeveloped paradise of grand…