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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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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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Inyo National Forest and BLM Fire Restrictions Set to Increase in the Eastern Sierra Effective June 6

BISHOP, Calif. – The Inyo National Forest and Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office will be implementing fire restrictions effective on all Federal lands under their jurisdiction starting Monday, June 6. Seasonal fire restrictions for the Eastern Sierra Region are being implemented in close coordination with other state and local county agencies. “Due to […]

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BLM Seeks Nominations to the California Desert District Advisory Council, the Central California Resource Advisory Council, and the Northern California District Advisory Council

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public nominations for positions that are or will soon become vacant on its California Desert District Advisory Council (DAC), Central California Resource Advisory Council (RAC), and the Northern California District RAC. The councils consist of citizens with diverse interests in public land management, including […]

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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 […]

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State Commission Offers Overwhelming Support to Acknowledge Indigenous History at Owens Lake

In a unanimous vote, the nine members of the California State Historical Resources Commission affirmed support for nominating Patsiata Tübiji Nüümü-na Awaedu Ananisudüheina (Patsiata Historic District) to the National Register of Historic Places. “Patsiata” is the Indigenous name for Owens Lake, and the nomination has been prepared by the Patsiata Tribal Oversight Committee (PTOC). At […]

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Death Valley National Park Partners With BLM on Non-native Burro Gather Beginning April 25 

  DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – The National Park Service will be working with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to gather non-native burros from remote areas of Death Valley National Park from April 25 through mid-May 2022. Visitors to Death Valley National Park may experience traffic delays of up to 4 hours on a limited […]

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Airport Fire Feb 17, 2022

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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Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Development Affecting Recreation Activities

BISHOP, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office and the Inyo National Forest are limiting some winter recreation access north of Shady Rest Par 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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