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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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State of the Inyo National Forest

From USFS The State of the Inyo, current as of 10/23/18 Mono Lake Ranger District Roads open: Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 w), Saddlebag Lake Rd., Hwy 120 E (Benton), Bodie (Hwy 270) Lundy Canyon June Lake Loop, Parker Lake Rd. Campgrounds open: Lundy Canyon, Lower Lee Vining […]

 
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The State of the Inyo National Forest

From USFS The State of the Inyo, current as of 10/2/18 Mono Lake Ranger District Roads open: Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 w), Saddlebag Lake Rd., Hwy 120 E (Benton), Bodie (Hwy 270) Lundy Canyon June Lake Loop, Parker Lake Rd. Campgrounds open: Lundy Canyon, Aspen Grove, Lower Lee Vining, […]

 
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Beautiful sights – Inyo County and fall colors

Press release “Dude, autumn happens here, too.” With that statement the Eastern Sierra stakes its claim to having enough bountiful, bright fall foliage to compete with fall color hot spots such as New England and the Rocky Mountains. Inyo County and the Inyo National Forest are where Californians and out-of-state visitors find the state’s first […]

 
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Updates on Reds Meadow Road

Press releases Beginning Thursday, September 6th, the mandatory Reds Meadow Shuttle from the Adventure Center at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area through the Reds Meadow Valley will end its daily service. However, due to the extremely limited parking available in the valley, the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) will run a complimentary weekend intervalley shuttle service […]

 
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INF releases FEIS for Mammoth Base Land Exchange

News release The Inyo National Forest has released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Mammoth Base Land Exchange, along with a draft Record of Decision. The FEIS is available for download from the Inyo National Forest website athttps://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=30428. Individuals who submitted timely and specific written comments during the scoping period (August 26, […]

 
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Saturday update: Lions Fire continues to grow

News releases The Lions Fire is estimated at 7,494 acres with 60% containment, showing an increase of 846 acres. There are 180 personnel committed to the fire, including 7 crews, 4 helicopters, and a pack string of mules from the Stanislaus National Forest. The most active portion of the fire remains on the western flank […]

 
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Mammoth Lakes Area Fuels Reduction, Shrub Mowing

USFS news release Beginning Thursday, July 26, the Inyo National Forest will begin fuels reduction work south of the Town of Mammoth Lakes (TOML) on 51 acres of Inyo National Forest land. The goal of treatments is to protect human life and property by reducing potential fire severity. Fuels work will include the mastication; or […]

 
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