Tag Archives | Inyo National Forest


State of the Inyo (National Forest)

State of the Inyo (National Forest) Mono Lake Ranger District Roads open: Lundy Canyon (to the resort), Panum Crater, June Lake Loop (Hwy 158) from the south junction of 395 to 3.5 miles north of June Lake Village. Roads closed: Bodie (Hwy 270), Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 […]

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Pictured are Debra Hein, Center Manager for the Inyo National Forest and BLM Bishop Field Office Dispatch Center, Andrew Kong, Assistant Center Manager, and Jill Erhard-Moore,  Center Manager San Bernardino National Forest  after Andrew received the Golden Mic Award.

Andrew Kong earns ‘Golden Mic’ Award

Press release Andrew Kong, the Assistant Center Manager for Inyo National Forest and BLM Bishop Field Office Dispatch Center, has received the Pacific Southwest Region (PSW) of the U.S. Forest Service “Golden Mic” Award for his excellence in service in 2017. The PSW of the USFS represents forests in California, Hawai’i, and the U.S. affiliated […]

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Prescribed burns scheduled for Mammoth Knolls, June Lake

Letter and news release Mammoth Knolls Resident, Fire Crews of the Mammoth Ranger District, on the Inyo National Forest, are in cooperation with the Mammoth Lakes Fire Department in order to take advantage of recent and forecasted winter weather conditions this week to complete Prescribed Burn Piles near the Mammoth Knolls neighborhood. This area is […]

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Prescribed burns slated near Crowley Lake, Casa Diablo

USFS press release As weather and air quality conditions permit, the White Mountain Ranger District of the Inyo National Forest will complete prescribed fire projects at sites located along the Highway 395 corridor near Crowley Lake and Casa Diablo. These prescribed fire units are east of Crowley Lake and are in the Jeffrey pine/sage/pinyon pine […]

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Fat Biking

Over-snow fat biking now available on some routes

USFS press release The Inyo National Forest announces that new over snow fat biking opportunities are available for the 2018 winter season. The following areas are now open to over snow fat bike use: • Groomed motorized OSV trails identified on the Eastern Sierra Winter Recreation Map as “Snowmobile Routes” • Obsidian Dome and Shady Rest Park […]

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Updates: Passes, state fires, INF

PRESS RELEASES SEASONAL PASS UPDATE BISHOP — California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is assessing the status of each of the Inyo/Mono seasonal passes for closing, winter closing, open or reopening. The passes have snow, rocks and debris removal work and possible repair that must be completed to ensure the traveling public’s safety prior to reopening. […]

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State of the Inyo – time for winter closures

NEWS RELEASE The notable updates include the winter closures of North Lake, South Lake, and Hwy 168 at the Aspendell gate, the Horseshoe Meadow Rd., and Hwy 270 (Bodie). The State of the Inyo, current as of 11/30/17 TIOA Mono Lake Ranger District Roads open: Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Lundy Canyon, Panum Crater, Hwy 120 […]

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Winter closures in State of the Inyo update

News release Visitors should check road conditions before they travel. The State of the Inyo, current as of 11/9/17 Mono Lake Ranger District Roads open: Tioga Pass, Saddlebag Lake Rd., Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Bodie (Hwy 270), Lundy Canyon, Panum Crater, Hwy 120 E (Benton), June Lake Loop (Hwy 158), Parker Lake Rd. Roads Closed: […]

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State of the Inyo; Tioga Pass to close due to storm

Press releases Tioga Pass is listed as open in the State of the Inyo for now, although the pass closes at 5:00 pm tonight. This has not been announced at the season closure– instead the pass is closing with the incoming snow in the forecast and Yosemite and Caltrans will evaluate based on what the […]

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Update on Inyo National Forest final plan

Press release The Inyo National Forest’s Winter Recreation Opportunity Spectrum and Timeline Update Fall is in the air, and the next preview of the Inyo National Forest final plan is here. Today we’re sharing information about the winter recreation opportunity spectrum (ROS). Previously we shared direction for sustainable recreation, aquatic and riparian resources, wild and […]

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Update: Inyo National Forest readies for closures

Press release This now shows projected dates for campground closures for the south district and USFS managed campgrounds for the north. This should be a pretty complete picture for the fall. As always, some of this is weather dependent. Thanks for the reports from the field. The State of the Inyo, current as of 9/20/17 […]

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