Tag Archives | Bureau of Land Management

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Fire near 5 Bridges burns more than 100 acres

Saturday fire broke out in the Five Bridges area 5 miles northeast of Bishop. In such a dry year, fears came to the forefront that this fire could spread very rapidly. Units from all over the Eastern Sierra responded. At last word the fire had burned 113 acres and was expected to be contained Tuesday. […]

 
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Government shutdown hurts local workers

As of last night at midnight in Washington, D.C., Congress had failed to pass a budget and the government shut down. This in the face of polls that show that only 10% of those surveyed approve of Congress. Locally, the shutdown means job furloughs without pay for federal employees and closure of national parks. Inyo […]

 
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Multiagency operation uncovers 4,000 marijuana plants

 (PRESS RELEASE – Carma Roper, Inyo Sheriff PIO) On August 22nd a massive multiagency eradication operation was successfully accomplished above Hogback Creek west of Lone Pine, CA.  Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) and agents from the United States Forest Service have been investigating this particular grow-site and gathering evidence since May, 2013. Approximately 4,000 marijuana plants […]

 
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Another public lands issue

One local man, following our stories on Bureau of Land Management policing of old bottle collection, called Sierra Wave Media to say a bigger problem is current trash left out on public lands. Roger Rilling of Mammoth Lakes pointed to the informal shooting range behind the Geothermal Plant. He called it a real problem because […]

 
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BLM manager responds to enforcement questions

Public reaction to news of the local Bureau of Land Management patrolling for people “illegally taking artifacts out of the desert” has been mixed – from anger and outrage to belief in regulations. The BLM Field Office Manager Bernadette Lovato talked to Sierra Wave Media about details of enforcement. To many in the Eastern Sierra, […]

 
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BLM enforces ARPA

Before you pick up that old bottle in the Eastern Sierra desert, remember the Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement might catch and fine you. A citizen recently called Sierra Wave Media to ask about a report that a retired man in the Chalfant area had been contacted by BLM Law Enforcement for picking up […]

 
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A sierrawave.net reader provided  photos of the damage and thefts at the petroglyph site.  This shows an attempt to steal with four sides cut by a saw.

BLM asks for public help on petroglyph case

Still no arrests in the theft and vandalism of ancient petroglyphs near Bishop, and Bureau of Land Management officials still will not say exactly where the recovered petroglyphs are now and where they were found. Bernadette Lovato, BLM Field Office Manager in Bishop, said investigators continue to work on leads. She said because this is […]

 
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Petroglyph reward, donations near $10,000

Just under $10,000 has now been donated to a fund related to the major theft and vandalism of ancient rock art near Bishop last November. Bureau of Land Management investigators continue to work on the case that gained global attention. More than one suspect used a power saw, generators and ladders to cut out and […]

 
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Hike the Alabama Hills movie locations

Movie Flat Hike Planned for Alabama Hills  (Press Release) The Bureau of Land Management will hold a hike to see movie locations in the Alabama Hills on Saturday, Jan. 26. Participants should meet at 10 a.m.at the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center, corner of Routes 395 and 136 in Lone Pine, to carpool to the […]

 
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In July, the Fish Fire burned rapidly to within a half mile of the town of Big Pine.

Fire restrictions lifted

Officials from the Inyo National Forest and Bishop Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management announced that Eastern Sierra fire restrictions put into place June 20 will be rescinded beginning today. Recent seasonal changes in the fuel moisture, combined with increased humidity and cooler night time temperatures, have prompted the lifting of fire restrictions […]

 
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INET agents said that a CHP helicopter assisted the eradication team with extraction of marijuana plants and garbage.

INET eradicates 4,000 marijuana plants

The second marijuana eradication operation this summer unfolded on Inyo National Forest lands outside of Lone Pine on Tuesday.  The Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team reported that agents eradicated about 4,000 marijuana plants with a potential street value of $10 million dollars.  It was the end of August when Mono narcotics agents reported the eradication of […]

 
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