Named after the Eastern Sierra’s most aromatic conifer, Friends of the Inyo’s Jeffrey Pine Journal is a handsome, biannual publication distributed free to our members.
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Check out our Wilderness Guide for an overview of the Eastern Sierra, including places to see, conservation projects, FAQs, and organizations involved in preservation.
In this month’s issue of the Juniper we want to thank our brave first responders and everyone who is working to fight these fires. With the closures of all National Forests in the state, our work continues to shift but we are still working hard to care for the land. In fact, we are looking to do something we’ve never done before: extend our Trail Ambassadors’ season to address the widespread impacts of this summer season. Please consider making a donation so that we can pick up the trash and repair damage to the trails and trailheads. Finally, in this…
In this month’s issue of the Juniper, read Alex’s August Stewardship Updates in his blog Post below. We are also happy to officially announce that we are recipients of the 2020 Wild and Scenic Rivers Stewardship Partnership Funding Award enabling us to do lots of great work in the Owens River watershed. I’m also excited to share “Birds & Blossoms in the Bodie Hills,” a virtual outing led by FOI’s own Jora Fogg, and Nora Livingston from the Mono Lake Committee. And we are hosting another virtual event “Sport Fishing in the Eastern Sierra,” presented by our Trail Ambassador, Lindsay…
The fight for Conglomerate Mesa ramps up as K2 Gold takes over,and a proposed trail in Solitude Canyon threatens the health of the last remaining roadless canyons of the area. You will also find news of the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area draft plan Environmental Assessment and virtual meetings later this month. Finally, this month’s “Meet the Staff,” features Desert Lands Organizer, Bryan Hatchell, and FOI Trail Ambassador, Lindsay Butcher.
Read about what our 2020 Stewardship program will look like during this pandemic, updates on a few campaigns, get to know our Stewardship Director, Alex Ertaud, and so much more. We also plan to share many important updates on several campaigns very soon, so keep your eyes open for those as well. We are committed to being a part of the solution to racism. Our first steps are beginning justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) training for our staff and board, as well as working to integrate JEDI goals and policies into our organization’s strategic plan.
In this issue of The Juniper, you can celebrate Endangered Species Day from home, participate in a virtual outings to Conglomerate Mesa, and make your voice heard concerning the use of e-bikes on non-motorized trails. We hope you enjoy this month’s issue of the Juniper. Thank you for your continued support, especially to those of you who have made or plan to make a donation for #GivingTuesdayNow. And if you haven’t given already, all donations will still be doubled by our Board of Directors, up to a total of $16,000. We are grateful for members like you, allowing us to…
In this issue of The Juniper, we update you on the Haiwee pumped storage project, Keep Long Valley Green campaign, and status of the Bi-State sage grouse federal listing. We are also glad to provide some materials from Leave No Trace on indoor activities for kids and how to recreate responsibly outside during this period of social distancing, if you choose to do so. And finally, we provide resources to learn more about the closures of developed recreation sites by the BLM and Forest Service here in California.