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Lakes Basin to open Monday morning

News release The USFS will be opening the gate to the Lakes Basin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019 for vehicle access. The USFS is the designated authority for the Lakes Basin and made the decision to open the area to the public with the provision of complimentary transit service and the placement […]

 
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State of the Inyo National Forest

USFS news release The State of the Inyo Roads Open: Bodie Road **(SR270), June Lake Loop **N & S (SR158), Hwy 120 E **(Mono Mills Road), Lundy Canyon Road (to the resort). Roads Closed: Sonora Pass (SR108), Monitor Pass (SR89), Ebbetts Pass (SR4 ), Lundy Canyon Road (beyond resort), Tioga Pass (SR120 W),Saddlebag Rd. Campgrounds […]

 
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Suzi Carter: 1959-2019

Suzi Carter, a lifelong Bishop resident lost her battle against breast cancer on May 12, 2019. After 4 ½ years of relentlessly and courageously fighting her battle with metastasized breast cancer she passed away peacefully at the Hoffman Hospice Home in Bakersfield surrounded by her loving family. Suzi was born in Bishop, California on May […]

 
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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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Updated: State of the Inyo National Forest

News release from USFS Please see attached and know there could be some last minute changes as work on roads and facilities is ongoing. Happy Fishmas! The State of the Inyo, current as of 4/25/19 Mono Lake Ranger District Roads open: Hwy 158, Hwy 120 E (Benton), Lundy Canyon Rd (to the resort). Roads Closed: […]

 
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Personal-use fuelwood permits go on sale Monday

USFS news release The Inyo National Forest announces that personal use fuelwood season is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 15. This is two weeks later than when fuelwood season typically starts and is because of the significant winter and cool spring. Some of the fuelwood collection areas remain under snow, others are extremely wet. […]

 
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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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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

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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Update: Lost Fire at 50 acres

USFS press release The Lost Fire, located west of the Reds Meadow Valley in the John Muir Wilderness, is 50 acres and 0% contained. The fire’s growth is predominately to the west. Fire crews are making good progress constructing fireline to contain the fire, although they are working in steep terrain and areas with heavy […]

 
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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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Eastern Sierra Land Trust earns top recognition

Press release BISHOP, CA – Since its founding in 2001, Bishop-based nonprofit Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) has made its mark in the Eastern Sierra community by maximizing the power of partnerships. Now this collaborative approach is gaining national acclaim. The United States Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently recognized ESLT […]

 
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