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Human-Wildlife Conflict in Mono Bears Discussion; Ordinance May be a Solution

    For locals who grew up with Winnie the Pooh or Yogi Bear, reality bites. Daniel Taylor with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife delivered the reality of the bear/human relationship at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors. His message was simple: they were here long before we were but they’re not to be encouraged […]

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  September 15, 2022 – The Mammoth Lakes Police Department appreciates the public’s patience in releasing information regarding the suspicious death of a black bear within Town limits. It is important for the public to remember that suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty and that this continues to be an active investigation. On Thursday, September […]

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Pleasant Valley Reservoir Water Quality and Safety Reminder for Labor Day Weekend 2022

      (September 2, 2022)—The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is urging all visitors to Pleasant Valley Reservoir to exercise caution while recreating in the lake, due to water quality concerns that may cause harmful effects on people and animals. LADWP is closely monitoring the water for any type of harmful […]

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Mountain Lion Carcass Discovery On Bishop Reservation August 1, 2022

Late last week, the Bishop Tribal Council formally requested the assistance from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in helping to remedy the recent mountain lion sightings on the Bishop Paiute Reservation. Because CDFW is a State agency and the Tribe is on Federal land, a formal request was required to authorize CDFW […]

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Inyo Supervisors Take a Look at Water Use at Fish Springs Fish Hatchery

    Tuesday’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ meeting reconvened from the administration building in Independence to Fish Springs Fish Hatchery to get a first-hand look at the impact ofpumping on what was once a source of native fish for the Big Pine Paiute Tribe. The Supervisors, staff, tribal members and interested locals headed to […]

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UPDATED APRIL 7, 2022 – “Fishmas” Kicks-Off 2022 Mono County Fishing Season – Opening Day Set for April 30th

UPDATED APRIL 7, 2022 Eastern Sierra locals and visitors alike are gearing up for “Fishmas” on Saturday, April 30th, the official start to Mono County’s regular fishing season.  All front country lakes, rivers, and stream will be thawed by Fishmas, providing some prime conditions for anlers to celebrate the opening of the season. Many roads […]

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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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During A Drought, Save A Trout

California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is asking recreational anglers to voluntarily change how, when and where they fish to minimize stress and mortality among fish populations suffering due to drought conditions. CDFW is advising anglers to fish before noon on certain inland waters home to trout and other coldwater fish species. This self-imposed […]

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If you’re confused by state fishing regulations for Mono County, this should help

Edited Mono County Fishing Regulations Flyer California’s Fish and Wildlife attempt to simplify fishing regulations met stiff resistance primary because of local businesses objecting, say they felt it would be harmful to their interests which heavily promoted the Trout Season Opener in the Eastern Sierra. Irrespective of the result, Jeff Simpson with Mono County put […]

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Eastern Sierra Hatchery Resumes Stocking Following Quarantine

CDFW News is pleased to announce that Hot Creek Hatchery is resuming the stocking of trout for recreational angling opportunities. The hatchery was recently placed under a temporary quarantine because of the discovery of a single fish infected with Lactococcus garvieae, the bacterial strain that led to closures of three other Southern California hatcheries last […]

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California Fish and Wildlife Says “Keep bears and all wildlife wild”

As the summer season gets underway, the Inyo National Forest and California Department of Fish and Wildlife would like to remind visitors to be vigilant with proper food and trash storage.  Working together with visitors, permit holders and private and public entities we can help keep wildlife wild. We offer the following recommendations for proper […]

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like “FISHMAS” — Trout Opener, be Aware of New Regulations

Mono County Fishing Season Opens on April 24 – With New Regulations MONO COUNTY, Calif. (APRIL 16, 2021) – Eastern Sierra locals and visitors alike are gearing up for “Fishmas” on Saturday, April 24, the official start to Mono County’s regular fishing season. With the relatively mild winter this year, most front country lakes, rivers, […]

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