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Prescribed fire on Twain Islet at Mono Lake for next few days.

Deb Schweizer Public Affairs Specialist Forest Service Inyo National Forest  sent this notice: Weather and air quality conditions permitting, fire crews will conduct a prescribed fire on Twain Islet . The project will be ongoing for two to three days. This project is focused on removing Bassia hyssopifolia. This non-native plant prefers wetlands and alkaline […]

 
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THE EASTERN SIERRA NEEDS ‘A LITTLE MORE LOVE’

State Park staffing at Mono Lake fell off when California hit hard times in 2011 through 2013. While the economy has come back in spades, funding for park rangers at the site hasn’t and the area has suffered from the neglect and vandalism. Former park staff and representatives from the Mono Lake Committee and Friends […]

 
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Diploids back in area fisheries next year

By Deb Murphy After six years of stocking non-breeding (triploids) trout and following inter-departmental discussions, the California Department of Fish and Game will begin raising and stocking little breeders (diploids) in the Owens River and Mono Lake basins next spring. CDF&W started stocking only sterile trout, statewide, in 2011 in response to lawsuits and an […]

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Walking Water – second phase

Press releases Owens Lake, CA: In 2015, the first phase of Walking Water began among towering Jeffery Pines at Lee Vining Creek and concluded within the vast dry lakebed of Owens Lake. To mark the beginning of the second phase of Walking Water a roundtable discussion was held on Thursday, September 22nd with panelists from […]

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Walking Water: ‘In Celebration on Water’

Walking Water Public Events Talking Water Series 2015 ** UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ** 1. Walking Water Opening Ceremony: “In Celebration of Water” Date: Tuesday, September 1st Time: 9:00–10.30am Location: Cattleguard Campground, Lee Vining, California Description: Opening Ceremony and Tribal welcome with members of the Mono Lake […]

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Book signing and talk on Mono Lake

Historian Abe Hoffman Presents New Book About Mono Lake  (Press Release – Eastern California Museum) Mark Twain offered a caustic assessment of Mono Lake, noting that its alkaline waters wouldn’t support any sort of life, be it fish, frogs, snakes or polliwogs – “nothing, in fact, that goes to make life desirable.” Other writers in […]

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Mono Lake protected by State in drought times

As the Owens Valley scrambles for some kind of protection in the apparent drought, Mono Lake protectors have some good news – definite terms in a State Water License for the Department of Water and Power. Geoff McQuilkin, Executive Director of the Mono Lake Committee, said the license spells out that both sides can read […]

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Spring Peak Fire closes Bodie State Park

Incident overview: The Spring Peak Fire was first reported on August 18 at approximately 10:39 a.m. Lightning on August 17 is the primary cause. The fire is burning in light, flashy fuels and is wind-driven. The fire is located approximately 24-miles southwest of Hawthorne, Nevada, and 12-miles northeast of Mono Lake, California. The fire has […]

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Ferocious storm washes through yards, starts fires

A huge thunderstorm hit the Owens Valley Sunday evening. It was a gully washer that caused alerts for flash floods in Death Valley, sent torrents through residents’ yards and started a dozen or so lightning fires. Tim Dunphy, Acting Fire Manager for the Forest Service and BLM, said that he and his crews were watching […]

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