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Conglomerate Mesa Mineral Exploration Report with Pete Dronkers – FREE

Join Friends of the Inyo and the Conglomerate Mesa Coalition for a virtual (Zoom) evening presentation by Pete Dronkers, author of Conglomerate Mesa Mineral Exploration: Potential Future Mining Scenarios and Impacts. This report is an in-depth analysis of what a large-scale mining operation would look like at Conglomerate Mesa. The report has been peer-reviewed and examines the geology of the region to better characterize the size and scope of a future mine, as well as its potential long-term environmental liabilities, by comparing its geology to similar existing mines in Nevada.  Pete Dronkers has over a decade of experience analyzing the...

Friends of the Inyo’s Owens Lake Bird Festival

Lone Pine Museum of Western Film History 701 South Main St, Lone Pine, CA

Coming April 23, 2022 Register below or at friendsoftheinyo.org/birdfestival Since 2015, the Owens Lake Bird Festival has been celebrating the migration of thousands of birds as they alight at Owens Lake to replenish their strength before continuing on their transcontinental journey along the Pacific Flyway, which extends from Alaska to Patagonia. Owens Lake has been designated a Nationally Significant Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society and the American Bird Conservancy. But the Owens Lake Bird Festival is more than just about birding, and outings are designed to cover topics that include botany, photography, geology, local history and culture,...

Dark Desert Skies at Conglomerate Mesa Campout Event – THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL!

Lone Pine Museum of Western Film History 701 South Main St, Lone Pine, CA

May 20 - 22 in Lone Pine and Conglomerate Mesa THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. PLEASE CONTINUE TO VISIT OUR EVENTS PAGE TO LEARN ABOUT OTHER FREE OUTINGS FROM FRIENDS OF THE INYO. THANK YOU. On this Friday-through-Sunday event, you will see films on Friday night, May 20, in Lone Pine, then have a chance to survey the skies and bask under the  moon and stars with neighbors and friends on the foothills of Conglomerate Mesa on Saturday, May 21, and continue exploring the desert at Centennial Flat on Sunday, May 22. We will have films and food in Lone...