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Friends of the Inyo eNewsletter

Get monthly updates on what’s happening with the organization and more information on public lands issues in the Eastern Sierra.

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In anticipation of Memorial Day Weekend, Inyo National Forest officials warn of snowmelt impacts and hazards

As we head into Memorial Day weekend after a long winter season, the Inyo National Forest would like to caution visitors to plan for a safe trip, while also being aware of winter’s impacts to its recreation sites. There is also a heightened risk of flooding, rock or landslides, debris flows, road or trail washouts and avalanches.


ACTION ALERT: Make Your Voice Heard on the Bureau of Land Management’s Public Lands Rule by June 20th! In-Person, Online Meetings Open to the Public in Early June!

Speak Up On How Bureau of Land Management Lands Should Be Managed! – Attend an in-person or online public meeting in early June (two dates to choose from), and offer YOUR public comments on the BLM’s draft Public Lands Rule, a once-in-a-generation change on the Bureau’s land management priorities; and/or – Submit written comments by the June 20th deadline!


Listen to FOI’s Desert Lands Organizer, Jaime Lopez Wolters, talk to KMMT’s John DeMaria about our upcoming Dark Desert Skies Campout May 19-21!

If you have not yet made up your mind about joining Friends of the Inyo for our FREE Spring Dark Desert Skies Campout at Conglomerate Mesa this coming weekend, May 19-21, perhaps listening to our Desert Lands Organizer, Jaime Lopez Wolters, talk about the wonders that await will entice you. Listen to his guest appearance on KMMT FM Radio’s Arts, Culture & Entertainment (ACE) Show last Friday, May 12, get to know him a little better, and learn what you will be missing if you don’t join us for what promises to be a wonderful experience under the stars!


The May Issue of Friends of the Inyo’s Juniper E-Newsletter is Here!

Friends: May is that in-between month when we apply Earth Day lessons learned in April, as we prepare for summer, which begins in June. Read about what Friends of the Inyo has been up to – with your support, of course – in the May Juniper! Happy reading! And if you like what you read, happy sharing!

The latest issue of the Keep Long Valley Green Newsletter is hot off the press!

There are thousands of “winged” reasons to #KeepLongValleyGreen: The permanent avian residents of the lush meadows and Crowley Lake, as well as the many migrating visitors who grace the natural landscape with their presence and song! Read all about it and enjoy some breathtaking photography and thoroughly informative descriptions of our fine feathered friends in the April issue of “Every last Drop.” Help us share it widely.

Friends of the Inyo Board Secretary Ellen Wehr Talks Water on Golden State Naturalist Podcast

Ellen Wehr is General Counsel for the Grassland Water District in Merced County. She has practiced water and land use law in Sacramento since 2007, specializing in Central Valley Project water issues.  Besides serving as Secretary on Friends of the Inyo’s Board of Directors, she also serves on the boards of Ducks Unlimited and Los Vaqueros Reservoir Joint Powers Authority. Listen to her talk to Golden State Naturalist Podcast Host Michelle Fullner about the geology, history and hydrology of California’s Central Valley. It’s a fascinating conversation!