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Wild Flowers 2023

Celebrate National Wildflowers Week – Inyo National Forest Botanists Hosting “Wildflower Walks”

In celebration of National Wildflowers Week (May 14 – 20) designated by the United States Forest Service, Inyo National Forest botanists are hosting four Saturday “Wildflower Walks” at various locations during the summer blooming season: May 20 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Bishop Creek June 24 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Rock Creek […]

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New Comprehensive River Management Plans Finalized on Inyo National Forest

New Comprehensive River Management Plans finalized on Inyo National Forest Bishop, Calif., April 6, 2023 – The Inyo National Forest announces the approval of the Comprehensive River Management Plans (CRMPs) for the Owens River Headwaters and Cottonwood Creek Wild and Scenic Rivers. Both rivers were designated as Wild and Scenic in the 2009 Omnibus Public […]

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Joint Press Release – Inyo County and Inyo Sheriff Urge Patience with Road Closures

Patience with Road Closures Urged Motorists are asked to respect road closures throughout Inyo and Mono counties as crews work to repair damage caused by the atmospheric river events that blew into the region Friday, March 10 and again on Tuesday, March 14. The storms brought with them significant rain and snowfall, causing flooding, avalanches, […]

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Public Comment on Proposal to List and Designate Critical Habitat for Two Salamander Species in Sierra Nevada

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comment on its proposal to provide protections and designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for two slender salamanders living in California’s southern Sierra Nevada. Using the best available science, the Service evaluated the status of three salamanders found in Kern, Inyo and Tulare […]

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Escaped Campfire Causes Wildfire in Mammoth Lakes

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. — On Labor Day evening, September 5, a small fire broke out just north of the Mammoth Scenic Loop, named the Scenic Fire. The following day, investigators officially concluded the fire was caused by an illegal campfire that had escaped. As seen in the picture below, the area circled in yellow did […]

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Plan Ahead and Recreate Responsibly on the Inyo this 2022 Labor Day Weekend

    BISHOP, Calif., August 31, 2022 — With Labor Day weekend and an excessive heat watch approaching, the Inyo National Forest reminds visitors to recreate responsibly, plan ahead and prepare for any closures and fire restrictions. September also marks the start of National Preparedness Month, a time to prepare for disasters or emergencies that could happen at […]

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Reds Meadow Road Scheduled to Close October 11, 2022

BISHOP, Calif. — The U.S. Forest Service will begin a tree removal operation to prepare for the upcoming reconstruction and widening of Reds Meadow Road. The work will primarily occur between Agnew Meadows and Minaret Vista starting on October 1. This will temporarily impact public access to the Reds Meadow Valley until the work is […]

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Temporary Closure of Entry Roads, Trails, and Facilities at the Inyo Craters SiteAnnounced

To ensure public safety Inyo National Forest officials are temporarily closing the entry roads, trails, and facilities at the Inyo Craters site, located on the Mammoth Ranger District during the month of August. A 100-foot buffer area along each side of Inyo Craters Trails, Inyo Craters Road (3S30) and Dry Creek Road (3S22) off Mammoth […]

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Death Valley Photo is a Winning Image of the National Park Foundation’s 2021 Photo Contest

    A photo of Death Valley National Park is one of the winning images from the National Park Foundation’s 2021 Share the Experience photo contest. The Share the Experience photo contest invites amateur photographers to submit their favorite views, moments, memories, and adventures from national parks and public lands across the United States, with […]

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Inyo National Forest Releases Notice for Campground Concession Opportunity

BISHOP, Calif. — The Inyo National Forest has issued a pre-solicitation to inform businesses and organizations of the upcoming campground concession opportunity and site visit that will occur prior to the prospectus publication. The concession opportunity is for recreation facilities on the Inyo National Forest and includes several campgrounds, group campgrounds, and horse camps. The Forest Service, an […]

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