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Whitney Portal Road spring re-opening may be delayed

Interagency press release Substantial snowfall from an atmospheric river event in mid-January has led to a major rock fall on Whitney Portal Road, causing significant damage to an approximately 100-foot stretch of road. This damage may delay the re-opening of the road this spring. Initial assessments by Inyo County, Cal Trans, and Inyo National Forest […]

 
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Let the sun shine! Visitor Center in Lone Pine turns on solar system

USFS press release The Inyo National Forest is pleased to announce that the solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the Eastern Sierra Visitor Center in Lone Pine was turned on in December. This system should meet nearly 100% of the facility’s electrical demand. “The solar photovoltaic system installation at the visitor center in Lone Pine exemplifies the Forest Service’s commitment […]

 
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‘Incident response’ vendors sought by Inyo National Forest

USFS press release The Inyo National Forest is conducting outreach to Eastern Sierra vendors, residents, and businesses who are interested in being available for incident response. Those who are interested will sign up and compete for emergency Incident Agreements that are open for solicitation in 2017. Currently, when wildfires or other incidents occur in the […]

 
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Inyo National Forest celebrating Preservation Act

Press release The Inyo National Forest, through National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) funding, has developed a series of posters that celebrate achievements of the forest’s heritage program over the past 50 years. This collaborative effort celebrates the unique local historic and archeological resources of the Eastern Sierra. A sample of these posters will be on […]

 
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Ormat to conduct geothermal well testing

Press release MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office, in coordination with the Inyo National Forest Mammoth Lakes Ranger District, has approved a proposal by Ormat Nevada Inc. to conduct a 30-day flow and injection test of two existing geothermal wells near the town of Mammoth Lakes. The flow and […]

 
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INF seeks input on Mammoth Base Land Exchange

Press release The Inyo National Forest is seeking input for the proposed Mammoth Base Land Exchange. Under the proposed action, 30.6 acres of land would be transferred to the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area (MMSA). Twelve non-Federal parcels – totaling approximately 1,317.5 acres – would be transferred to the United States, to be managed by the […]

 
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ESRC wrap-up meeting for Forest plan, DEIS this Monday

From ESRC Friends – The Eastern Sierra Recreation Collaborative (ESRC) is pleased to remind you of a special wrap-up meeting this Monday, August 15 at Cerro Coso Community College in Bishop starting at 6:00 PM to conclude its series of public meetings held in gateway communities of the Eastern Sierra. The three gateway community meetings provided participants […]

 
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INF expands fire restrictions

Press release The Inyo National Forest is expanding fire restrictions to include wilderness areas of the Inyo National Forest. Previously, certain wilderness areas had been exempted. Beginning on Friday July 29, the following restrictions will be in effect: No campfires, briquette barbeques, or stove fires are allowed outside of designated developed recreation sites and specifically […]

 
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Fighting fire with fire

By Deb Murphy Eastern Sierra supervisors got a first-hand look at the devastation caused by the Rough Fire last year and came back with a mix of long-term good news and short-term not so good news. Supervisors Jeff Griffiths from Inyo and Stacy Corless from Mono were included in the tour last month at the […]

 
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Fire restrictions going into effect July 1

Press release The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office and the Inyo National Forest are implementing fire restrictions. The restrictions are in effect on all BLM public lands managed by the Bishop Field Office and Inyo National Forest lands with the exception of certain wilderness areas (see list below). “We look at fuel […]

 
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