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State of the Inyo: Flooding still an issue

Inyo National Forest press release Several campgrounds and roads are closed for flooding including Moraine, Big Bend, and part of Lower Lee Vining Campground in the Lee Vining Canyon. North Lake Road (and therefore North Lake Campground) is closed for flooding and Goodale Campground (BLM) remains closed for flooding. The Rock Creek Road and Mosquito […]

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Update on Diaz Fire southwest of Lone Pine

LATEST DIAZ FIRE UPDATE – Saturday, June 24 Diaz Fire Update Fire Facts Size: 16 acres Containment: 0% Fuel Type: Mixed conifer/ mountain mahogany/sage brush/ grass Location: southwest of Lone Pine, CA in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at 9,000 ft. Cause: Under investigation Engines: 3 Crews: 5 Aircraft: 3 helicopters Personnel: 172 The Diaz Fire […]

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Workshop planned to discuss fire, managing smoke

Press release The Inyo National Forest, the Sierra Forest Legacy, and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy are hosting a workshop to discuss restoring fire to the landscape, creating fire resilient communities, and best managing smoke for human health. The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7; from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm; at the Mammoth Lakes U.S. Forest Service […]

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Update: State of the Inyo

US Forest Service press release The Horseshoe Meadow Rd. is open to the USFS Gate, The Rock Creek Rd. is now also open to the USFS gate. North Lake Rd. remains closed. Glass Creek and Moraine Campgrounds have opened up north and the Sage Campground, Whitney Portal Campground, Table Mt., and  Mountain Glen have opened […]

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Update on State of the Inyo

Two new openings to report: McGee Creek Campground and Big Meadow Campground are open. Press release from US Forest Service A big thank you to Caltrans District 9, Inyo County and Mono County Roads Departments, and our engineering staff for the work to get roads and facilities open this year. There is some impressive work […]

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Updates on mountain roads, passes

Press release Updated Road Conditions for Inyo County Mountain Roads: Upper Rock Creek, above Tom’s place – CLOSED. Mono County Road has cleared most of the main road with only clean-up operations left; new updates on the status of this road will be posted. Pine Creek Rd. – OPEN- No restrictions Sabrina Rd., – OPEN, […]

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Officials caution snowmobilers on off-limit areas

Press release Based upon reports from rangers and visitors alike, the Inyo National Forest is reminding snowmobilers to respect off-limit areas of the forest that are closed to snowmobiles. Forest Service rangers are patrolling closed areas for illegal snowmobile activity; focusing on locations where these incursions are problematic. These areas include designated Wilderness and Research […]

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Comments sought on OHMVR grant funds

Press release BISHOP, Calif. – The Inyo National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office (BLM) have submitted to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) preliminary applications for grant funds to enhance and manage motorized recreation. The agencies invite public comments on the preliminary grant applications. These and all other applicants’ grant […]

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