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For the Love of Dogs | USFS uses rescue dogs to assist in Earthquake areas

It doesn’t take a whole lot of convincing that dogs are, in fact, “man’s (humankind’s) best friend.” The Inyo County Sheriff Facebook page shared some photos of the teams currently being sent into the earthquake rock-slide areas to assess the damage and safety of trails and campsites before allowing hikers, climbers and campers back into […]

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June 19: Latest and last update on the Pumice Fire

This is the last update for this fire unless this is something significant to report. June 19. 2020: The Pumice Fire remains at 40 acres and is 100% contained. Yesterday crews  constructed and strengthened the fireline for containment  and began mop up, the process of cooling and extinguishing the fire along the containment lines. Today […]

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Open house for USFS and BLM off-highway vehicle grants scheduled for February 6th  

News Release  BISHOP, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office and Inyo National Forest will hold an open house at the co-located BLM/Forest Service office, 351 Pacu Lane, Bishop, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, to gather public input for potential off-highway vehicle grant funding requests. The agencies annually request […]

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Traffic Accident In Big Pine

On 12/09/2019  officers of the Bishop Area CHP responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of US-395 and SR-168 East in Big Pine. A silver Nissan sedan was attempting a left turn from westbound SR-168 onto southbound US-395 when it was struck by a black Dodge SUV traveling northbound on US-395. A preliminary investigation […]

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Inyo National Forest Seeks Input for Eastern Sierra Fire Restoration and Maintenance Project

News Release November 22, 2019 Twitter: @inyo-NF The Inyo National Forest is seeking input on the proposed Eastern Sierra Fire Restoration and Maintenance Project. The purpose of this project is to restore natural fire regimes by reintroducing fire in forest ecosystems. Prescribed fire would be used to restore critical ecological processes to their natural range […]

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State Of The Inyo

The State of the Inyo, current as of 11/7/19 Mono Lake Ranger District Roads open: Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4), Bodie Road, (SR270), Lundy Canyon Road, Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 W), Saddlebag Road, Hwy 120 E (Benton), June Lake Loop (Hwy 158). Campgrounds open: Lundy Canyon (closing 11/15, county), Lower Lee […]

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State Of The Inyo 10-24-19

  The State of the Inyo, current as of 10/24/19 See trail information link below for current trail conditions. Mono Lake Ranger District Roads open: Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4), Bodie Road (SR270), Lundy Canyon Road, Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 W), Saddlebag Road, Hwy 120 E (Benton), June […]

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Taboose Fire – 395 corridor will see smoky conditions

From USFS The Taboose Fire has shown some interior smoke in the past several days along the western flank, where warming and drying of unburned fuels has allowed fire activity to increase. Currently, there are a few acres of active fire at high elevation, confined by rocks and burned areas. However, on the northern side […]

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Taboose update: Fire perimeter holds firm

USFS news release Taboose Fire Overnight the fire remained within established control lines. The fire remains at 10,296 acres and containment has increased to 75%. There were no reported smokes across the line and the fire perimeter held firm against the northeasterly gusts. The weather outlook is favorable, with calm conditions expected through Thursday. Firefighters will […]

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Monday night update for Taboose

News release TABOOSE FIRE Monday night The fire weather forecasted for today brought smoke that could be seen from afar. The smoke was the result of fire burning in the Shingle Mill Bench area along with pockets of interior fire in the Red Mountain and Red Lake areas. The Taboose Fire is now at 9,438 acres and […]

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Taboose Fire from 9-8-19/Photo USFS

Taboose Fire update – residents urged to be ready to evacuate

USFS news releases Taboose Fire Update The Taboose Fire remains at an estimated 10,500 acres with 30% containment tonight. Firefighters continued working through today and will continue this evening. Fire crews focused efforts on the northwest edge of the fire, reinforcing line by laying down retardant lines and setting out hose lays to hold the fire. The […]

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