The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region will end the regional closure order affecting National Forests in California at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 15, two days prior to the original end date of Sept. 17. However, forest-wide closures will remain in place and be extended until midnight on September 22nd on the Los Padres, Angeles, San Bernardino, and Cleveland National Forests in Southern California due to local weather and fire factors, as well as a temporary strain on firefighting resources supporting large fires in other areas of the state.
The dog days of summer are here, and wouldn’t you know it, our Trail Ambassadors have hit full gear! We’ve hit the halfway mark of our summer season, and my goodness, things have flown by! From volunteer events and interpretive hikes to backcountry trail work and log-outs with Forest Service partners, our TAs have been busy. Here are just a few highlights of what they’ve been up to since our last edition of the Juniper: Lily Emerson, our TA partnering with the Bridgeport Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, has been getting up to a variety of different projects….
Keep Long Valley Green Update LADWP faces no 2021 water shortages, yet refuses to start irrigation in Long and Little Round Valleys The Keep Long Valley Green (KLVG) coalition, made up of ranchers, environmental non-profits, local tribal members, and representatives from a diverse set of recreation interests, continues to seek a long-term commitment from Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to maintain historic water spreading practices in Little Round and Long Valleys. So far, the recalcitrant agency has steadfastly refused. Indeed in 2021, as reported by the LA Times, LADWP faces no foreseeable water shortages and yet has…
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Update: Winter recreation survey at Rock Creek For the past few months Friends of the Inyo has been collecting winter recreation data at Rock Creek Sno-Park. Data collection will conclude March 28th and we will provide a final report to Winter Wildlands Alliance and the Inyo National Forest. The data collected will help FOI make informed comments on the Inyo National Forest’s Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) planning process which is set to kick off next year. If you would like to learn more about the OSV planning by the Inyo National Forest, you can find more information here. This season was…
Support Friends of the Inyo in 2021 At the end of very year, we send out a letter summing up all of the work that we were able to do in the past year. 2020 presented some unprecedented challenges for us, but because of the generous support of all of our supporters, we were still able to have an incredibly successful year. Continue scrolling to read our letter. To make a donation to support our programs in 2021, click here to make a donation online.
Shop Our Online Store There are many ways to show your love for Friends of the Inyo. Now you can show your support with Friends of the Inyo hats, shirts, and pint cups. Previously only available at events tables, all of our merchandise is available for purchase online to be shipped to your door. Men’s and Women’s t-shirts are locally printed at Designs Unlimited in Mammoth Lakes. Our shirts feature a soft tri-blend fabric and our stylish sierra juniper logo. Friends of the Inyo’s Klean Kanteen stainless steel pint cups are great for home use or camping, and for reducing…
We Stand In Solidarity With The Black Community In recent months and weeks we’ve witnessed the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Tony McDade, and David McAtee by law enforcement. These tragic and horrific events are only the most recent in a long history of acts of racism and violence committed against the African American community. We at Friends of the Inyo stand in solidarity with the Black community and support their fight for justice and for the end of the racism that exists throughout our society. We are listening. We hear you. We support you….
We stand in solidarity with the Black community and will continue our work to create equitable, safe, and inclusive outdoor spaces in the Eastern Sierra. We will not ignore the intersection of environmentalism and social justice because ALL people have the right to experience, enjoy, and feel safe in the outdoors.