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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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Trail work in Mammoth Lakes

Dear Friends: Elections come and go, but the Mammoth Lakes Trail System endures! To honor the democratic process, we’re going to kick things off in style forSummer of Stewardship Trail Days 2014 with National Trails Day up atTwin Lakes!  Please join MLTPA, Friends of the Inyo, Tamarack Lodge,Eastern Sierra Nordic Ski Association and the Sierra Conservation Project for a great day of trail work on the […]

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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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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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