Our Mission

Our mission is to Ensure the public lands of the Eastern Sierra exist in an intact, healthy natural state for people and wildlife through preservation, stewardship, exploration, and education.

Core Values

Friends of the Inyo is devoted to the preservation of the Eastern Sierra landscapes, animals, plants and natural ecosystems.

We strive to keep the public lands of the Eastern Sierra , open to all, and unencumbered by inappropriate development. Our core values compel us to advocate constructively based on science and data, and with ethical conduct.

We collaborate with communities and diverse peoples of the Eastern Sierra. We are inclusive and respectful with our partners, land management agencies, members and each other.


Founded in 1986, FOI was originally organized comment on the Inyo National Forest (INF) forest planning process. Since then, FOI has evolved into its current form working on a broad range of public land issues that impact Inyo and Mono Counties.

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