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ACTION IN THE EASTERN SIERRA

Policy

Join a meaningful,
science-based conversation
about protecting public
lands in the Eastern Sierra.

Exploration

Whether by foot, skis or off-road
vehicle, exploring these lands
is an important part of sharing
the Eastern Sierra’s story.

Stewardship

Partner with local agencies
and fellow Friends of the Inyo
volunteers to maintain trails,
restore habitats and more.

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UPDATES ON THE BLOG

Whitebark pine receives Endangered Species Act protection as a Threatened species

(Photo by Diana Tomback) In a December 14 press release, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced a final action to list the whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service has concluded that the whitebark pine is likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future throughout its range. Service Regional Director Matt Hogan said, “As a keystone species of the West, extending ESA protections to whitebark pine is critical to not only the tree itself, but also the numerous plants, animals, and watersheds that it supports.” The final rule to list…

Friends of the Inyo Seeks Policy Director

The Policy Director leads and provides strategic direction for Friends of the Inyo’s policy programs to fulfill our mission to protect and care for the public lands of the Eastern Sierra, working to ensure the health and vibrancy of the ecosystems of public lands throughout Inyo and Mono Counties. The position reports directly to the Executive Director. The Policy Director is a permanent position that could be part- or full-time and could be remote, but frequent travel to California’s Eastern Sierra is required. Details, including compensation package and instructions on how to apply for this or other available opportunities, are on the…

Listen to Friends of the Inyo’s Lou Medina talk from the heart on KMMT Radio about the importance of #GivingTuesday

Why is it important to give to charities on #GivingTuesday, and why, specifically, should you give to Friends of the Inyo at this time? If you don’t listen to KMMT’s John DeMaria’s interview with Friends of the Inyo’s Communications and Philanthropy Director Lou Medina, you’ll never know. Have a listen – then, if you get inspired, please go to FriendsoftheInyo.org/Donate and give to support our mission: To protect and care for the public lands of the Eastern Sierra. Your donation will be doubled thanks to a matching gift of $21,000!

Friends of the Inyo’s #GivingTuesday ‘Reach for the Sky’ Campaign is now LIVE!

This #GivingTuesday, ‘Reach for the Sky’ in Support of Public Lands Protection! We invite you to look at Friends of the Inyo’s accomplishments in 2022, so you can see that your gift is a sound investment in the Protection and Care of the Public Lands of the Eastern Sierra. Click here to learn about our accomplishments, then scroll down to give – YOUR DONATION WILL BE DOUBLED. Thank you!