Archive | Inyo National forest


Lakes Basin Road opens Friday May 27, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Inyo National Forest officials are announcing the opening of Lakes Basin Road for the 2022 season tomorrow, Friday May 27 at 2:00 p.m. The Eastern Sierra Transit Authority will also begin public shuttle service in the Lakes Basin the following day (Saturday).  Officials are asking that visitors do not arrive at the gate prior to 2:00 […]

Continue Reading ·

White Mountain Visitor Center Opening Delayed to May 24, 2022

The White Mountain Visitor Center in Bishop will be delaying their first day of operation. The new projected opening day is May 24th. Staffing shortages and unforeseen circumstances right before the planned original date for operations have led to the decision to postpone opening for the summer season. Visitors looking to acquire wood permits can […]

Continue Reading ·
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 […]

Continue Reading ·
Clouds in the sky at Silver Lake create 
lovely reflections.  Photo by Tom O'Keefe

Silver Lake Boat Launch to Remain Closed for Facility Improvements

The Inyo National Forest announces that the Silver Lake Boat Launching Facility will remain closed to the public to complete much needed facility improvements. Work on this project began last summer and will continue through this summer. The project is currently under a winter shutdown, with construction work anticipated to resume mid-May. It is estimated […]

Continue Reading ·
Inyo National Forest

Inyo National Forest Seeks Public Comment on River Management Plan

  The Inyo National Forest is seeking comments for the Draft Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) for two Wild and Scenic Rivers (WSR), Owens River Headwaters and Cottonwood Creek. Members of the public are invited to submit comments on the draft CRMPs and Environmental Analysis (EAs) for these rivers. The formal comment period starts upon […]

Continue Reading ·
District Ranger Julie Hall

Inyo National Forest Welcomes Mt. Whitney District Ranger Julie Hall

The Inyo National Forest is pleased to welcome Julie Hall, the District Ranger for the Mt. Whitney Ranger District. Julie fills the position behind David Andersen, who recently accepted a newposition on the Umpqua National Forest. Julie has strong ties to the Eastern Sierra and the Inyo National Forest. Her father retired from the Inyo […]

Continue Reading ·
Inyo National Forest

Inyo National Forest Submitting Preliminary Applications for Grant Funds – Inviting Public Comments

The Inyo National Forest will be submitting preliminary applications for grant funds to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR). Grant funds will be used to enhance and manage motorized recreation. The Law Enforcement grant proposal seeks funding to help ensure off-highway vehicle (OHV) user safety, education, and regulatory compliance. The agency invites […]

Continue Reading ·

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 […]

Continue Reading ·
Chris Langley

Chris Langley, Inyo County Film Commissioner Presents Update To Board Of Supervisors

    Chris Langley, Inyo County film commissioner, usually presents a lively update on activity during semi-annual Board of Supervisors’ meetings. That was not so much the case last week. The impacts of the COVID pandemic on the industry, but more so on staffing at the federal land management level, have slowed the permitting process […]

Continue Reading ·
Mammth District Ranger Fred Wong

Inyo National Forest Welcomes Fred Wong As New Mammoth Lakes District Ranger

The Inyo National Forest welcomes Winfred (Fred) Wong as the Mammoth Lakes District Ranger. Fred comes from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as the Assistant Field Manager at the BLM California Ukiah Field Office. He has more than 20 years of federal service with both BLM and the Forest Service. Most recently with the Forest […]

Continue Reading ·
Savanna Degar and Tim Golden

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 […]

Continue Reading ·