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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.

Policy Campaigns

Forest Planning
Pumped Storage

Policy Updates

Juniper Ridge Donation Day!

On Wednesday, November 16, Juniper Ridge will match dollar for dollar all website and telephone orders to benefit Friends of the Inyo! Last year’s donation day raised nearly $3,000 to help Friends of the Inyo in the preservation, exploration and stewardship of Eastern Sierra public lands. All of Juniper Ridge products are like bringing the mountains into your home! Consider getting an early start on your holiday shopping and check out the beautiful array of wild-crafted products from soap and sachets to essential oils, incense and more by purchasing on the Juniper Ridge website or by calling (510) 521-7204 to place your…

25th Anniversary Celebration September 10

Join Friends of the Inyo on September 10 for a fun evening of local food, Join Muir-inspired wine, live music, awesome prizes and amazing views at the June Mountain Chalet. Friends of the Inyo is celebrating its 25th year as an advocacy group working toward the preservation, exploration and stewardship of the Eastern Sierra’s public lands.   “Back in 1986, Friends of the Inyo wanted to provide a voice for the wild lands and wildlife of the Inyo National Forest,” said Stacy Corless, Executive Director for the conservation non-profit.   “The same holds true today, though we’ve expanded that role…

Mono County Supervisors Take No Action

Conservation has prevailed once more in Bridgeport! On August 2nd, 2011, the Mono Board decided not to support a resolution for Bodie Wilderness Study Area Release nor an endorsement for H.R. 1581. Thousands of letters and petition signatures over the last year have sent a strong message to the Board stating that the Bodie Hills are a special place worthy of protection, and inappropriate for industrial land use and development. You can still advocate for preservation of America’s Treasured landscapes like the Bodie Hills by contacting the elected officials of Mono County and Congress, click here for more info.

Action Alert: Save the Bodie Hills!

  America’s Wild Places Under Attack in Mono County    Tell the Mono County supervisors to oppose opening the Bodie Hills to gold mining and other development, and to oppose H.R. 1581, which threatens wild lands across the nation. What: On August 2, the Mono County Supervisors will consider a resolution to release the Bodie Wilderness Study Area, opening this pristine area to future development, including a proposed gold mine. The resolution would also endorse legislation that would eliminate existing protections for tens of millions of acres of American wildlands—including more than four million acres in California. Why the Bodie…

Plenty of Preservation Issues in the Eastern Sierra – from mining to wind

There are lots of issues on BLM land currently underway in the Eastern Sierra. The BLM lands are sometimes put in the shadow of the vast expanses of US Forest Service and National Park lands like Death Valley, the John Muir Wilderness, and newly added White Mountains Wilderness, but they should not be overlooked. In the Eastern Sierra, they include the Bodie Hills, Granite Mountain and Owens Peak Wilderness (photo shown) areas, and the Alabama Hills, as well as many more extraordinary places that make up the East Side. Here are just some of the many preservation issues, on lands…

About Friends of the Inyo

Founded in 1986, Friends of the Inyo is a Bishop, CA-based non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the exploration, preservation, and stewardship of the public lands of the Eastern Sierra. The Eastside’s scenic beauty, wild rivers, varied flora and fauna, and abundant opportunities for sustainable recreation are our business–and yours. Through a combination of outreach,education, and advocacy, together we can ensure that this remarkable place is preserved for future generations of people, plants, and animals. The Eastern Sierra The diverse wildlands of the Eastern Sierra are a national treasure, known and loved by many as a vast, undeveloped paradise of grand…