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Groups Support Proposal to Protect Wildlife and Rare Species in the California’s Eastern Sierra 

BRIDGEPORT, Calif.— Today, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest announced its draft decision not to authorize cattle grazing on scenic and biodiverse public lands in the Eastern Sierra. The Forest Service had been reviewing whether to initiate cattle grazing on inactive sheep grazing allotments of approximately 16,500 acres where domestic sheep grazing was discontinued to protect Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep […]

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It Takes More than Stocking for World-Class Eastern Sierra Fishing

  The much-anticipated Eastern Sierra trout season opener is almost here! Before you grab those rods and reels and head out to your secret fishing holes, cast an eye to what is happening on the land and water affecting your favorite world-class fisheries. More Than Planting Keeping streams full of fish takes more than just […]

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Southern California Edison Issues Safety Tips for Strong Winds on April 11 & 12, 2022

    Strong and gusty winds are expected throughout Southern and Central California on Monday and Tuesday. These winds can topple trees, damage electrical equipment and cause power outages. When winds are in the forecast, planning and preparing are essential. Please share these tips with your readers/viewers to ensure that they remain safe and prepared. […]

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BISHOP, CA — Yesterday K2 Gold, a Canadian mining company, announced that it is indefinitely suspending its controversial gold drilling project on Conglomerate Mesa, public lands located on the doorstep of Death Valley National Park. Tribes and other local groups are celebrating the news given the project posed a serious threat to Conglomerate Mesa’s ecological, […]

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NIHD, Master Gardeners: A Partnership Rooted In Healing

Tucked away just to the right of Northern Inyo Hospital’s main entrance is a garden sanctuary, rich with colorful roses, flowering plants, butterfly bushes, and a touch of hospital history. Built around one of three cupolas from the 1949 hospital building, Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Healing Garden is designed to offer patients, visitors, and staff […]

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Yosemite National Park Launches Temporary Peak Hours Reservation System May 20  

  Yosemite National Park – Beginning Friday, May 20, Yosemite National Park will implement a temporary peak hours reservation system. Building on lessons learned during the summer reservation systems in 2020 and 2021, the peak hours reservation system is designed to spread visitation out and reduce chronic congestion in the park. Park visitors will need […]

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Protecting the Hub of the Mule Deer Herd’s Winter Range

Mule Deer populations in the Eastern Sierra have declined in recent decades. Work is being done to permanently protect the critical winter range of this iconic species. With spring soon approaching, mule deer will follow their instinct and migrate to the upper summer ranges. Wildlife biologists’ research has documented that migration patterns are learned behavior; […]

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Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Development Affecting Recreation Activities

BISHOP, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office and the Inyo National Forest are limiting some winter recreation access north of Shady Rest Par for public safety during the construction of a geothermal pipeline. Ormat Technologies Inc. is undergoing pipeline construction as a component of the Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Development Project […]

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