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BLM Seeks Nominations to the California Desert District Advisory Council, the Central California Resource Advisory Council, and the Northern California District Advisory Council

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public nominations for positions that are or will soon become vacant on its California Desert District Advisory Council (DAC), Central California Resource Advisory Council (RAC), and the Northern California District RAC. The councils consist of citizens with diverse interests in public land management, including […]

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Tamarack Fire 7-21-2021

Land Managers Update Inyo/Mono Supervisors On Grim 2022 Wildland Fire Season Ahead

  The report on forest conditions should have come as no surprise to the Eastern Sierra. Moisture levels in the national forests are very low and dropping with wildland fires predicted to hit earlier in the season. The prospect of future forest closures is a possibility. As if to punctuate the situation, Inyo National Forest […]

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State Commission Offers Overwhelming Support to Acknowledge Indigenous History at Owens Lake

In a unanimous vote, the nine members of the California State Historical Resources Commission affirmed support for nominating Patsiata Tübiji Nüümü-na Awaedu Ananisudüheina (Patsiata Historic District) to the National Register of Historic Places. “Patsiata” is the Indigenous name for Owens Lake, and the nomination has been prepared by the Patsiata Tribal Oversight Committee (PTOC). At […]

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Death Valley National Park Partners With BLM on Non-native Burro Gather Beginning April 25 

  DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – The National Park Service will be working with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to gather non-native burros from remote areas of Death Valley National Park from April 25 through mid-May 2022. Visitors to Death Valley National Park may experience traffic delays of up to 4 hours on a limited […]

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Airport Fire Feb 17, 2022

Airport Fire Incident Update From CalFire As Of 7:55 pm February 17, 2022

  As of this evening’s incident report from CalFire the fire size has grown to 4,136 acres and is 20% contained.  Forward rate of progress has been stopped north of Hwy 168 and firefighters continue to construct containment lines and mop-up the North end of the fire.  Although 150 structures had been threatened no structures […]

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Airport Fire Update 7:00 AM 2-17-22

Here is the latest on the vegetation fire that started 2-16-22 at 12:40 PM, known as the Airport Fire.  The estimated acreage is 2,880 with 0% containment. No structures have been damaged or destroyed, but 150 structures are threatened.  No injuries or fatalities. The fire continued to remain active overnight, burning to the south.  Firefighters […]

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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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Some Winter Recreation Access North of Shady Rest Park Limited Due to Geothermal Pipeline Construction

  The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office and the Inyo National Forest are limiting some winter recreation access north of Shady Rest Park 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 approved by […]

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2 Climbing Rangers Encourage Responsible Recreation At East Side Climbing/Bouldering Areas

  The Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (ESIA) has hired two climbing rangers to patrol the increasingly popular climbing and bouldering areas in the Bishop area. This is the third year of the program. Climbing in the Eastern Sierra is an interagency activity, so the climbing rangers are supported by numerous partners: the  Bishop Area Climbers […]

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Submit Comments On Conglomerate Mesa Mining By August 30, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24TH, 2021   SIX DAYS REMAIN TO SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENTS ON CONTROVERSIAL MINING PROJECT ON CALIFORNIA DESERT TRIBAL LANDS The general public is encouraged to submit comments on the proposed project by August 30   BISHOP, CA — Tribal leaders and advocates are encouraging the general public to submit comments in […]

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BISHOP CITY COUNCIL GETS A LOOK AT ITS GENERAL PLAN HOUSING ELEMENT

  Housing is Bishop’s Gordian knot, defined as “an extremely difficult or involved problem.” The city is a two square mile dot that serves as the epicenter of Inyo County, the second largest in square miles out of California’s 58 counties but the 52 nd in population. The majority of those 18,000-plus folks live within […]

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