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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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Devils Hole Pupfish Population at 19-year High

  AMARGOSA VALLEY, Nevada – Agency biologists are excited to report increased numbers of one of the world’s rarest fishes. Scientists counted 263 Devils Hole pupfish, which is the most they’ve observed in 19 years. This count came on the heels of a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Mexico that caused 4-foot waves in Devils Hole on Sept 19, […]

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Report Published on the Imperiled Sagebrush Ecosystem

 A report published today by a team of scientists from a dozen organizations provides a product designed to boost efforts by land and wildlife managers to restore and conserve the imperiled sagebrush ecosystem across the full extent of its range, which covers more than 165 million acres. The report’s approach, known as the Sagebrush Conservation […]

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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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UPCOMING BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING TO INCLUDE FISH SPRINGS HATCHERY TOUR

      The Fish Springs Hatchery mitigation project will be the primary focus of an upcoming meeting of the Inyo County Board of Supervisors, with both a workshop and tour scheduled with the Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley. The workshop is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, in […]

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New Bacterial Outbreak Confirmed At Two Eastern Sierra Fish Hatcheries

  Two California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) fish hatchery facilities in the eastern Sierra have recently detected an outbreak of Lactococcus petauri, a naturally occurring bacteria that sickens fish. CDFW fishery managers are working to implement strategies that will help the facilities get the disease under control, without cancelling all trout plants prior to […]

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Devils Hole Pupfish Spring Season Population Counts Highest in 22 Years

Fish biologists are excited to report increased numbers of one of the world’s rarest fishes. Scientists counted 175 Devils Hole pupfish, which is the most they’ve observed in a spring count in 22 years. This momentous count also marked the 50th anniversary of counting pupfish using SCUBA, dating back to April 6th, 1972. Devils Hole pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis) […]

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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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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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The Long Valley Adaptive Management Plan for Bi-State Sage-Grouse Completed by LADWP

April 5, 2021 (LOS ANGELES) – The City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) today announced the completion of the Long Valley Adaptive Management Plan for Bi-state sage-grouse. Developed in partnership with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Plan’s completion reaffirms LADWP’s commitment to protecting nearly 40,000 acres of […]

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