Trail Ambassador Program

The Inyo National Forest provides us with so much. A respite from the stresses of modern society, with immeasurably beautiful sunrises and sets, it allows us to experience the world through our first-person lens, to create memories we will forever cherish. Friends of the Inyo believes that it is our collective responsibility to care for the land, and put into it as much as we get out.  Last year, our two Trail Ambassadors dedicated their summer to caring for the Inyo National Forest. In under three months of traveling the trails between Big Pine Creek and Parker Lake, Astra Lincoln and Alex Ertaud were able to accomplish some staggering work:

Last summer’s work made one thing clear: the Inyo National Forest needs Trail Ambassadors. And thanks to your generous support, we’re able to have four Trail Ambassadors cover an area from Mt. Whitney to Lundy Canyon. Click here to meet our new Trail Ambassadors. Be sure to say hello if you spot them out on the trails!

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Check back soon to see where and when the Trail Ambassadors will be leading interpretive hikes this summer.

Come on out on the trail and do some volunteer work:

  • Trail Work Thursdays: join the Trail Ambassadors one Thursday each month for a morning of trail work or clean up on high country trails. 2018 Trail Work Thursdays will happen on June 21 in Bishop, July 19 in Lone Pine, and August 16 in Mammoth. Check our calendar for meeting locations and times. All ages welcome! Please wear work-appropriate clothing and bring water, snacks, and sun protection.

Updates from the world of the Trail Ambassadors

Welcome our 2018 Seasonal Staff!

June is here, and we are very excited to have our Friends of the Inyo staff more than double in size! Say hello to our amazing summer staff. You’ll find them out on the trails, doing the on the ground work to keep your Eastern Sierra public lands in tip top shape. Stewardship Crew Astra Lincoln, Crew Leader Astra’s spent many seasons as a trail monkey up and down the intermountain west, harvesting plants, teaching antique tool use, and championing the silence of open spaces. She’s passionate about manual labor as a means of spiritual atonement and cultivating a sense of…

Huge thanks go to our 2018 Supporters:

Mary Bates Abbott, Aguabonita Flyfishers, Timm Alexander, Katherine Allen, William Apt, Ralph and Nasrin Barbee, Lindsay Barksdale, Marie Bartorona, Julian Birrell, Kurt Bomke, Michael Boone and Lisa Lilley, Lynn Boulton, Anne Bramhall, Carol Broberg, Eileen Burger, Joan Busby, Alison and Henry Collin, Kevin Corcoran, Naomi Cridebring, Tess Dahlgren, J Paul and Laurie David, Laura and Mark Deem, Diane Dickey, Bill Dunlap, Donald and April Durkee, Christophe Ertaud, Nancy and Claude Fiddler, Steve Filarsky and Barbara J Ward, Karen Fisher and Sam Roberts, Gayle Frickel, Linda Garberson, David German and Judy Rittenhouse, Don and Linda Goffinet, John and Ros Gorham, James and Donna Gottfried, Michael Graber, Joan Hamilton, John and Julie Helms, Laird Hendricks, Tom Hinck, Carolyn Honer, Linda and Delbert Hubbs, David Humes, June Lake Pines, Kathleen Kahn, Barbara Kalkis, Kevin and Ann Klinefelter, Gary and Karen Kvasnicka, Ron and Katharine Lang, Mark Langner and Lynn Inouye, Jacob Lustig, Ann and Keith Mangold, Viki Maxwell, Roberta McIntosh, George Mellon, John Moore, Donovan Otto, Michelle and Don Paolilli, Barb and Dennis Phillips, Leo and Delia Pisculli, Phil Pister, Katie Quinlan and Tim Tiernan, Robin Rickershauser, Renee Rivera, Marc Mankowski, Maggie Saffen, Suzanne and Sanford Scholton, Aaron Setran, Linda Shepler, John and Judi Skillman, Harrison Snider, Lawrence Stern, Peter Thiemann, Ann Tozier and Henry Blommer, Jean Tozier, Libby Vincent, Michael and Terri Wachtler, Stephen Walker, Edie and Erich Warkentine, Matthew Watson, Ben Wickham, Monda Wiseman, Carole Mall, and the following organizations:

The Trail Ambassador Program wouldn’t happen with out you.
Thank you!