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Fireworks prohibited in Mammoth Lakes; officials urge fire safety

– Press release from Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District All fireworks are prohibited in the Town of Mammoth Lakes, regardless if “safe and sane” or not.  In addition, personal use of fireworks is prohibited in the non-incorporated areas of Mono County, on the Inyo National Forest (INF), and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. Due […]

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Mono court upholds approval by GBAPCD

– Press release from Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Tuesday, the Mono County Superior Court released its decision for the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (Great Basin) to uphold its conditional approval for a new geothermal project by Ormat located in the Casa Diablo area of the Inyo National Forest. In his […]

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Firewood season begins Friday

– Press release The Inyo National Forest announces that the opening of personal use fuelwood season starts Friday, May 1st. Fuelwood permits will soon go on sale at local U.S. Forest Service Ranger Stations and Visitor Centers beginning Wednesday, April 29th. Maps showing areas open to cutting are available with a purchased fuelwood permit. Fuelwood […]

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Inyo National Forest planning early openings

– Press release from Inyo National Forest The Inyo National Forest is planning to open recreation facilities on the Mammoth and Mono Lake Ranger Districts early this year based upon warm, dry conditions throughout the winter months. The forest is coordinating with the Town of Mammoth Lakes, National Park Service, Eastern Sierra Transit Authority, Cal […]

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What’s it all about? Recreation

Eastern Sierra Recreation Collaborative Connects with Gateway Communities Final meeting scheduled to support collaborative community input MAMMOTH LAKES, CALIF., November 4, 2014—The Eastern Sierra Recreation Collaborative (ESRC) held two gateway community meetings recently to engage recreation enthusiasts in a dialog about their experiences on the Inyo National Forest.  The meetings were held as part of […]

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INF gets ready for winter road closures

The Inyo National Forest Prepares for Potential Winter Road Closures The Inyo National Forest is preparing for the week-end storm in the forecast. The forest may implement winter closures for roads that access the Reds Meadow Valley and Mammoth Lakes Basin areas of the Inyo National Forest. For the Reds Meadow Valley Road, the forest […]

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Forest plan revision meetings

Public Meetings Announced for Forest Plan Revision (USFS press release) The U.S. Forest Service announces a series of public meetings for Forest Plan Revision for the Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo National Forests.  The meetings are scheduled for the following dates and locations: 6:00-8:00pm – Monday, November 17, Sierra National Forest, Holiday Inn, 5090 East Clinton […]

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Mammoth Fire Chief retires

Mammoth Lakes Fire Chief Brent Harper took over the helm at Mammoth Fire District nearly 9 years ago. On August 15th, he will retire. His tenure saw many improvements in Mammoth Fire Department. Since Harper took over, the Department has built a new fire station, increased the membership by about 30%, and purchased a new […]

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Four Wheel Drive Club: ‘Sense of stewardship’

 – US Forest Service press release Volunteers from the Eastern Sierra Four Wheel Drive Club have been lending elbow grease to maintaining and repairing established system roads on the Inyo National Forest. The club, working on their weekends, provides maintenance for OHV road and trails under the direction of the Inyo National Forest.  Their efforts […]

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Inyo crew earns ‘Hotshot’ status

– Forest Service press release The Inyo National Forest is proud to announce the certification of the Inyo Interagency Hotshot Crew.  Hotshot crews consist of 20 firefighters specifically trained in wildfire suppression tactics. Hotshots provide initial attack response for fast-moving fires in remote regions and are trained to meet the most stringent physical requirements. On […]

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