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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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Reds Meadow Road to Open Friday June 17

  Reds Meadow Road will be opening this Friday June 17, providing public access to Devils Postpile National Monument, Rainbow Falls, Reds Meadow Resort and recreation sites, trailheads and campgrounds in the Reds Meadow Valley. The Reds Meadow Shuttle Service provided by Eastern Sierra Transit Authority, also begins service on June 17 which is mandatory […]

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Wildfire Education Academy Invites Residents to Join Virtual Session on Wildfire Management Plans and Policies

  The third session of the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments (ESCOG) Citizen’s Wildfire Education Academy (Academy) will focus on Current U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) 2022 Wildfire Management Plans and Policies. The session is scheduled for Monday, June 20th at […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Inyo National Forest Hosts Meetings On Over Snow Vehicles (OSV) Planning

  The Inyo National Forest announces that a series of meetings are scheduled to encourage collaborative discussion for OSV Planning. There will be two virtual meetings via Zoom (sharing the same content) and three Coffee with the District Ranger meetings. The latter are designed to be an informal opportunity to look at OSV use in the […]

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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 […]

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Sequoia National Forest Officials Announce The New Piute Mountains Travel Management Webpage

  Sequoia National Forest officials announce the new Piute Mountains Travel Management webpage for public use. The Piute Mountains unit is a popular destination for off-road vehicle enthusiasts, hikers, and hunters. The area comprises a set of world-class OHV trails, a unique matrix of historically and culturally sensitive sites, a segment of the Pacific Crest Trail, and […]

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