Tag Archives | Inyo National Forest

Plea in Hogback marijuana grow case

FOREST MARIJUANA CULTIVATION SUPPLIER PLEADS GUILTY  (press release Department of Justice)  FRESNO, Calif. — Javier Rios Morales, 25, of Jalisco, Mexico, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute 3,405 marijuana plants and 350 pounds of processed marijuana seized from a grow site in Inyo National Forest, announced United […]

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Time to comment on Forest Plan revision

U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region moves forward with Forest Plan Revisions  (Press Release) VALLEJO, Calif., Dec. 30, 2013 – The U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region has released the final assessments for the Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo National Forests, the Bio-regional assessment, and a preliminary Need to Change document. The public is invited to […]

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Campground closures explained

With the recent government shutdown and re-opening, some citizens locally have wondered why campgrounds managed by concessionaires had to close. We asked Mammoth District Ranger Jon Regelbrugge, who said orders came from the national level about government-owned facilities. He said that campgrounds which are under permit to concessionaires are government-owned. The permit, said Regelbrugge, allows […]

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Government shutdown furloughs scores in Inyo-Mono

Residents of the Eastern Sierra continue to express deep disappointment in Congressional failure to keep the government running. Those employed by the federal government have a deeper level of concern. Many of them are out of work. Only through informal reports and nothing official, the Inyo National Forest and all of its ranger stations and […]

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Expect delays on Reds Meadow Road

- Press release The Inyo National Forest announces that travelers should plan for delays of up to twenty minutes on the road between Minaret Vista and Agnew Meadows, beginning on August 7, 2013. Delays should only affect this portion of the Reds Meadow Road. Inyo National Forest is completing clean-up efforts in Agnew Meadows Campground […]

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Roads, trails damaged by thunderstorms

- Forest Service press release: Two separate thunderstorm events that occurred the evening of July 21st and the afternoon of July 28th have caused damage to several roads, trails, and other infrastructure on the Mt. Whitney Ranger District of the Inyo National Forest. Localized storm cells dropped several inches of water on to mountain slopes […]

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Forest campgrounds to open for fishing weekend

Inyo National Forest Campgrounds Opening  (PRESS RELEASE)  BISHOP, Calif., Apr 23, 2013 – A light winter snowpack and warm spring weather means that many campgrounds in the Eastern Sierra will be open before the 2013 fishing opener weekend (Friday, April 26th), and many more Forest Service campgrounds are expected to be open before Memorial Day. Inyo […]

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Forest Service holds workshop on plan revision

Inyo National Forest Encourages Participation in Workshop for Forest Plan Revision  (Press Release) BISHOP, Calif., March 28, 2013 – Following two public meetings in mid-March, where the Forest Service heard from interested public about current forest conditions and trends, the Inyo National Forest is now encouraging the public to engage in a follow-up workshop on […]

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USFS updates June Mountain situation

Forest Service Update on Status of June Mtn. Ski Area (Press Release)  BISHOP, Calif., Dec. 20, 2012 – With new snow on the ground and plenty more on the way, residents and visitors alike are looking forward to a variety of winter recreation opportunities available on the Inyo National Forest.  At this time, the  Forest […]

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Tentative cause of Fish Fire

The weekend after the Fourth of July, fire broke out about five miles south of Big Pine. A fierce wind blew the fire quickly toward the Big Pine area. Fast work by fire fighters from many agencies stopped the ferocious flames about a half mile outside the town. It was a nerve-wracking experience for residents. […]

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Reds Meadow Road closed, tree removal continues

Reds Meadow Road and Area Closure  (Press Release) BISHOP, Calif., Oct. 24, 2012 -   The Reds Meadow Road is now closed for the season due to the amount of snow received in the most recent storm.  Logging operations remain in progress, removing down trees from the wind event of last November 30.  Due to the tree removal operations […]

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