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February 2018

The Racetrack Project

February 17 - February 19
Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park

We'll be teaming up with Death Valley National Park on February 17-19, 2018 to restore areas where vehicles have trespassed on the remote and scenic Racetrack Playa. *This trip is now full, but we hope to be able to offer more opportunities like this in the near future. If you would like to hear about similar projects, email julia@friendsoftheinyo.org.

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Chocolate Mountain Outing

February 24

Join us for a great hike up Chocolate Mountain lead by Executive Director Wendy Schneider and Communications & Outreach Manager Alex Ertaud. This strenuous hike will take us to the top of one of the Eastern Sierra's most stunning desert peaks. Participants should be in good physical shape, prepared with food and water for a 4 mile round-trip hike with 1,400 ft of vertical gain. ***Chocolate Mountain is situated in the Piper Mountain Wilderness, and as such, there is a…

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BLM Public Meeting on DRECP

February 26 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Museum of Western Film History, 701 S. Main St.
Lone Pine, CA 93545 United States
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The Trump administration is taking aim at the California Desert, and it needs your voice. The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), eight years in the making, was a true collaborative effort by the State of California and Bureau of Land Management (BLM), with full engagement from the public and desert counties including Inyo County. Tell  the BLM that you support the DRECP as is and you oppose reopening this plan. Visit our DRECP specific blog post for more information, specifics,…

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Inyo County Board of Supervisors Meeting on DRECP

February 27 from 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Inyo County Board Chambers, 224 N Edwards St.
Independece, CA 93526 United States
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The Trump administration is taking aim at the California Desert, and it needs your voice. The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), eight years in the making, was a true collaborative effort by the State of California and Bureau of Land Management (BLM), with full engagement from the public and desert counties including Inyo County. Tell  the Inyo County Board of Supervisors that you support the DRECP as is and you oppose reopening this plan. Visit our DRECP specific blog post…

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March 2018

Short Canyon Outing

March 17

Join Friends of the Inyo Policy Director Jora Fogg for a hike up Short Canyon. Check back for more information as we approach the day of the hike.

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Bodie Hills Exploration

March 17 from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Join the Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership and Friends of the Inyo for an exciting, moderately strenuous summit of Mt. Biedeman in the Bodie Hills. Certified California Naturalists and Executive Directors of their respective organizations, April Sall and Wendy Schneider will lead the excursion to this one of a kind local secret, filled with incredible views and potential sightings of rare species. Meet at the turnout at the intersection of Highways 395 & 270 (start of the Bodie Rd.) Please bring…

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Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival

March 25 from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

The third annual Flash Foxy Women's Climbing Festival will culminate in a grand stewardship extravaganza at the Buttermilk Boulders and the Volcanic Tablelands. We're partnering with Flash Foxy, the Bishop BLM, and the Access Fund to restore these areas, both world-renowned climbing destinations and sites of cultural significance for the Bishop Paiute Tribe. Join us at 8am on Sunday, March 25 at the Mountain Rambler parking lot for breakfast and coffee before the work begins. We'll wrap up around 12pm,…

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April 2018

Alabama Hills Day

April 8 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Show your love for our iconic Alabama Hills by joining Friends of the Inyo, the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group, and the BLM in a morning of stewardship to wrap up the 2018 Alabama Hills Day weekend. John Wayne would approve! We'll meet at 8:30am at the corner of Whitney Portal Road and Movie Road. Bring sunscreen, water, snacks, closed-toed shoes, and long sleeves. All ages welcome.

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Owens Lake Bird Festival

April 27 from 6:00 pm - April 29 from 12:00 pm
Statham Hall, 138 N. Jackson St.
Lone Pine, CA 93545 United States
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  Join us for the 4th Annual Owens Lake Bird Festival in 2018. For festival details, check the Owens Lake Bird Festival page.  

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June 2018

Mono Basin Trails Day

June 14 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

We'll be kicking off the Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua with a stewardship event on Thursday, June 14. Meet at 9am at the Mono Lake Committee.

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