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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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Jim Arasim: 1932-2017

James (Jim) Edward Arasim James (Jim) Edward Arasim, age 85 of Big Pine, California, passed away Monday night, March 6, 2017 at Southern Inyo Hospital.  Jim was born January 7, 1932 to the late Vincent William Arasim and Praxeda (Walkowski) Arasim in Ironwood, Michigan. Upon graduation from high school, Jim enlisted in the Navy and […]

 
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Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center closed due to flooding

Press releases The Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center is closed until further notice due to flooding. For safety, please avoid this area. Crews are working to divert flood waters and determine the extent of possible damage.   Photos courtesy US Forest Service           CCC aiding in clearing propane tanks Who:   A crew […]

 
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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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Marina Fire update: 300 personnel on scene

Forest Service update The Marina Fire remains at 600 acres this morning and is 5% contained. The fire is located north of Lee Vining and west of Highway 395 and is burning in pinyon and brush. The fire spotted across Highway 395 yesterday south of Mono City pushed by strong down canyon winds. Crews worked […]

 
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Mono County earns conservation leadership award

Press release Bridgeport, CA – On March 16, 2016, Mono County’s role in the collaborative effort to conserve the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (Bi-State DPS) of Greater Sage-grouse was recognized during the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and US Forest Service (USFS) Joint Awards Reception held at the 81st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources […]

 
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USFS seeking more input on plan revision

VALLEJO, California – The U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region is sharing our draft proposed species of conservation concern (SCC) lists as part of the land and resource management plan revision process for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests. We are asking for public input that provides additional scientific information that may affect the draft […]

 
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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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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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