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Friday updates on Taboose, Spring, Cow fires

USFS news releases The Taboose Fire, located southwest of Big Pine and northwest of the community of Aberdeen, remains at 380 acres and 30% containment. Last night, the fire was quiet and showed no growth. Today, crews will continue strengthening containment lines and mopping up hot spots. A slight chance for thunderstorms remains in the […]

 
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State of the Inyo National Forest

USFS news release Please be aware that deep snow  snow and hazard trees are making it very difficult to open campgrounds on their typical season openings.   The Onion Valley Road is open and the South Lake Road is open. The State of the Inyo, current as of 5/8/19 Mono Lake Ranger District Roads open: […]

 
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State of the Inyo National Forest update

FROM USFS We finally have some warmer days and melt-off and that is leading some re-openings of roads and campgrounds. However, please remind visitors that snow is still deep in many locations and several campground are only partially opening due to snow. Inyo County Roads reports that they have made excellent progress on the Whitney […]

 
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State of the Inyo National Forest

USFS news release, prepared by Deb Schweizer I received several calls inquiring about a State of the Inyo, so here it is.  There are only a handful of changes: The Glacier Lodge Rd is open (Big Pine) and Caltrans opened Hwy 120E (Benton) today. Inyo County reports that they are starting to clear roads: Whitney […]

 
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An interview with scientist Connie Millar

Inyo National Forest press release Interview conducted by Deb Schweizer, who wrote, “Recently, I was asked by our Civil Rights Officer if I was aware of someone local who would make a good profile for Women’s History Month and I thought of Connie Millar. For years, I have considered Connie as the woman who researches […]

 
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Snowmobilers asked to respect off-limit areas

INF news release Based upon reports from rangers and visitors, the Inyo National Forest is reminding snowmobilers to respect off-limit areas of the forest that are closed to snowmobiles. The Inyo National Forest provides a wide spectrum of winter recreational activities. Visitors and residents can vastly improve these recreational opportunities and reduce conflict and by […]

 
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State of the Inyo National Forest

The State of the Inyo, current as of 2/26/19 Mono Lake Ranger District Roads open: Hwy 158 from south junction @ Hwy 395 to 3.5 miles north of June Lake Village. Roads Closed: Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Bodie (Hwy 270), Lundy Lake Rd. (1.5 miles up from Hwy 395), Tioga Pass […]

 
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Philip DeSenze joins Inyo National Forest

News release The Inyo National Forest is pleased to welcome Philip DeSenze as the new White Mountain District Ranger. Philip reported to Bishop on January 22, 2019. “I am excited to be here and get to know my staff, the community, and the forest,” said DeSenze. “This position comes with great responsibility and I am […]

 
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State of the Inyo National Forest

The State of the Inyo, current as 11/30/18 Mono Lake Ranger District Roads open: Hwy 158 from south junction @ Hwy 395 to 3.5 miles north of June Lake Village. Roads Closed: Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Bodie (Hwy 270), Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 W), Saddlebag Rd., Hwy 120 E (south of junction […]

 
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Pass update and State of the Inyo National Forest

USFS news releases MONO AND INYO COUNTIES– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has, or has scheduled, closure for the following passes: State Route 203 (SR-203) from Mammoth Mountain Inn to the Mono/Madera County Line is now closed for the winter season. State Route 168W (SR-168W) (Bishop Creek) will temporarily close at the winter gate […]

 
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Mammoth Lakes talks fire with local, federal agencies

By Deb Murphy The day after the Town of Mammoth Lakes held a wildfire workshop, fires in Ventura County and north of Sacramento were back in the news. The consensus: the state’s fire season runs from January 1 through December 31. Representatives from Inyo National Forest and Mammoth Lakes Fire Department explained both their preventative […]

 
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State of the Inyo National Forest

USFS press release Here are some changes of note: The Glass Creek and Lower Lee Vining Campground remain open due to the fair weather and available staffing (USFS). They are will remain open, weather permitting, through November. The Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center is closed for the season. All other visitor centers will transition […]

 
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