Spanish Media/Outreach

Fairview Fire CAL FIRE Tips for Strengthening Your Home Against Wildfires ¡En Español! AND In English! CAL FIRE Tips for Strengthening Your Home Against Wildfires ¡En Español! AND in English! At the urging of Crystal Medhurst, Defensible Space Outreach Coordinator for Mammoth Lakes, Friends of the Inyo focused its latest Amigos de Nuestras Tierras (“Friends of Our Lands”) column in this week’s (Sept. 8 – 14) issue of local Spanish-language newspaper El Sol de la Sierra ( on the extremely useful life-and-death information from the CAL FIRE website,, to help locals a) create a defensible space around their home, b) harden or strengthen their home against fire, and c) develop and emergency kit and…

Friends of the Inyo Coloring Sheet

Coloring is better with Friends…of the Inyo! Introducing our new FOI Coloring Sheet!

Start your little ones thinking about the importance of “Caring for the Eastern Sierra” with a Friends of the Inyo coloring sheet! It features just a few of the critters they might see in the Eastern Sierra. We will be distributing them printed on thick stock in colors that are fun for kids – pink, blue, yellow, green and goldenrod – during our Latino Conservation Week event this Saturday, July 23 at 4:30 p.m. in Bishop City Park. But you can also download a plain white coloring sheet here. Have fun coloring! And come out and see us!


KMMT’s 7/15 ACE Show Featuring Friends of the Inyo’s Participation in Latino Conservation Week

KMMT’s 7/15 ACE Show Featuring Friends of the Inyo’s Participation in Latino Conservation Week If you think you missed KMMT FM’s July 15 Arts, Culture & Entertainment Show focusing on Friends of the Inyo’s upcoming Latino Conservation Week event, “Shepherds of Today! A talk about nature and conservation with local sheepherders,” you didn’t! You can listen to  a recording of the show, which includes a conversation between Host John DeMaria and FOI’s Lou Medina. Tell your amigos – our event will be held bilingually in English and Spanish at Bishop City Park Saturday, July 23 from 4:30 to 6 p.m….

Latino Conservation Week Logo

7/23 @ 4:30 p.m. in Bishop City Park: “Shepherds of Today” – FOI’s Latino Conservation Week Bilingual Event

Shepherds of Today (Pastores de Hoy) – Friends of the Inyo’s Latino Conservation Week Event – Coming up July 23 in Bishop City Park Friends of the Inyo is getting ready to offer its first ever Latino Conservation Week Event, and it will be held bilingually, in English and Spanish, for the entire community to enjoy. We invite people of all ages, Eastern Sierra locals and tourists alike, to join us at Bishop’s City Park, at the gazebo on Main Street, Saturday, July 23, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., to listen to local sheepherders (many of whom are Hispanic) talk…

El Sol de la Sierra Junio 9 2022

Forest Fire Prevention is Better (en ESPAÑOL) with Amigos…of the Inyo!

We translated the stricter seasonal fire restrictions reported in the Inyo National Forest & Bureau of Land Management’s June 3 press release for the benefit of our Spanish-speaking neighbors in the Eastern Sierra, and included this life-saving information in our monthly column, “Amigos de Nuestras Tierras” (“Friends of Our Lands”), in Spanish-language weekly El Sol de la Sierra. It is on the front page of this week’s (June 9 – 15) issue. Read and download it here—or better yet, pick up a printed copy of the paper FREE in businesses throughout Inyo and Mono Counties. Help us spread the word by…

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…

Amigos de Nuestras Tierras - El Sol de la Sierra 3-3-2022

Let’s Get to Know ‘The Land of Flowing Water’ and its Culture

Special thanks to El Sol de la Sierra and The Sierra Reader’s Publisher Noe Gadea for featuring our “Amigos de Nuestras Tierras” (“Friends of Our Lands”) monthly column on the front page of this week’s El Sol in Spanish, and on page 9 of the Reader in English. The article is about the Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center in Bishop, its permanent displays and grounds, and the Great Basin Native Artists Exhibit that opened just last Friday, Feb. 25. We love this partnership, which is helping to educate the Spanish-speaking, as well as the greater community, about matters that are central…

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Our Monthly Spanish Column ‘Amigos de Nuestras Tierras’ (‘Friends of Our Lands’) is out in the Feb. 3 – 9 Issue of ‘El Sol de la Sierra’

Please share with your Spanish-speaking friends, neighbors and coworkers. This month’s column, which is featured on the cover of this week’s El Sol de la Sierra, is about the nexus between Hispanic communities affected by climate change, and the journalists who cover their stories. Happy reading – ¡en español! – and if you like what you read, happy sharing!