Past Policy Campaigns
Friends of the Inyo works to engage the people who live, work, and play across Eastern Sierra. We advocate meaningful, science-based, and collaborative conservation for our public lands. Our Policy program ensures the preservation of the public lands legacy, freedom, and wildness of the Eastern Sierra for future generations. Explore some of the Past Policy Campaigns that Friends of the Inyo has completed to date.
Follow the instructions in the Action Alert and sign up for a 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Online Public Session on Thursday, July 13. If you cannot attend, please at least sign the petition Amargosa Conservancy has put together in the fight to #SaveAshMeadows!
Time Sensitive: Act by Friday, June 23! Please read our full Action Alert appeal.
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!
Conservation groups filed an appeal Tuesday, March 28, in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals challenging a lower court ruling allowing exploratory drilling in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains that threatens an endangered fish and a dwindling population of bi-state sage grouse. Read the full press release here.
Attend an online State Water Board information-gathering workshop tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. Pacific Time. Write to the State Water Board by March 17 asking it to suspend water diversions by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) until Mono Lake rises back to a healthy, sustainable level. Find out how you can get involved.
While Friends of the Inyo supports renewable energy development, we do not support it at the cost of destroying lands with ecological, cultural, historic, scenic, or other important values. It is imperative that the BLM hear from the Eastern Sierra community so that they can take our opinions and concerns into consideration when deciding if and how to amend their 2012 Plan. Find out what you can do!