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24 Mar: Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival Stewardship Day

  The fourth annual Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival will culminate in a grand stewardship extravaganza at the Buttermilk Boulders and the Volcanic Tablelands. We’re partnering with Flash Foxy, the Bishop BLM, the Bishop Area Climber’s Coalition, and the Access Fund to restore these areas, both world-renowned climbing destinations and sites of cultural significance for the Bishop Paiute Tribe. Join us at 8am on Sunday, March 24 at the Mountain Rambler parking lot for breakfast and coffee before the work begins. We’ll wrap up around 12pm, so there will be plenty of time to climb in the afternoon. Wear work-appropriate clothing…

racetrack playa volunteers after

05 Mar: Spring Stewardship Opportunities Abound

This Spring, we have a trio of volunteer opportunities in our desert and high-desert ecosystems. Saturday, March 23, 2019 – Death Valley National Park Badwater Basin Effacement Volunteer Project – Our partners at Death Valley National Park are looking for enthusiastic volunteers for a day of restoring a playa in the Badwater Basin, treating OHV trespass. Space is limited to twelve people, so please RSVP to me at alex@friendsoftheinyo.org and I will send you the full details. Sunday, March 24, 2019 – Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival Stewardship Day – Join us and partners as we send off the Women’s Climbing Festival…

joshua trees near death valley

19 Feb: The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan is Under Attack!

***New Development*** The Inyo County Board of Supervisors will be discussing their draft letter to the BLM regarding the re-opening of the DRECP. The Board is currently scheduled to discuss the topic on March 20, 2018 at their Board of Supervisors meeting. Here are some talking points to help you prepare for the meeting: 1. Thank the Board for its stance taken at the February 27 meeting to oppose re-opening the DRECP. 2. Remind them that they wanted to insure that their letter sent a clear signal and not mixed messages, and the current letter does not clearly oppose re-opening.  The draft’s…