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Conservation Lands Foundation Applauds Move to Protect the DRECP

Conservation Lands Foundation Applauds Biden Administration’s Move to Protect the DRECP, California Desert National Conservation Lands The Department of the Interior today announced that it would stop an effort initiated by the previous administration to reopen the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP). The following is a statement from Elyane Stefanick, California Program Director, Conservation […]

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Second stimulus check, extended unemployment benefits, and more business assistance coming as Trump signs Stimulus Bill

The $900 billion bill signed by President Donald Trump on December 27 includes: A second round of stimulus checks ($600 base amount); Extended $300-per-week unemployment benefits added to the total you receive from the state Adds Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, which provides benefits for people who usually don’t qualify for unemployment, including the self-employed and gig […]

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Denial is not a river in California or U.S. either, according to John Hopkins University analysis on Daily COVID-19 cases

A commenter on Sierra Wave News “Comments” page shared this interesting information shown on a graph on New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases per Day by States/Territories from John Hopkins University. Every Californian should take note. It shows the incredible numbers of new COVID-19 cases in California by comparison to the other 51 states and territories. What […]

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As COVID-19 Vaccines Roll Out, Who Will Get Them First?

A panel of scientific advisers at the CDC met yesterday and issued its recommendations on who should receive the first COVID-19 vaccinations. The guidelines are not binding on states, but hopefully the recommendations will have some influence on those policies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices supported the recommendations […]

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U.S. Forest Service Expands its Every Kid Outdoors program to include 4th & 5th grade students and families

The USDA Forest Service today announced it will expand its Every Kid Outdoors program to offer fourth- and fifth-grade students and family members fee-free access to more than 2,000 sites on national forests and grasslands for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. A new voucher is available for download now through August 31, 2021. […]

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US Forest Service Grants Veterans and Gold Star Families Free Access to National Forests and Grasslands

Washington NOVEMBER 10, 2020 – Press Release Without those brave men and women that served our country and uniform, and without the support of their families, our nation would not be what it is today. To show our gratitude for their selfless service, the USDA Forest Service today announced it will offer U.S. military veterans […]

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It Makes Sense to Take the Census | For you, your family, and your community’s future!

Complete your Census Today! It is important to our future! If you have not received a Census questionnaire and do not have a 12-digit Census ID number, you can now complete the questionnaire by going online to: After you click on “start questionnaire,” the next page will have a link under the login button, […]

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Inyo National Forest Closure Extended to October 8

(Press Release) Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:14 PM Subject: Inyo National Forest Closure Good afternoon: Today, we received direction from the Regional Office that the Emergency Forest Closures would be extended for the seven of the nine forests that are currently closed. This includes the Inyo National Forest. The regional order is expected to […]

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U.S. Army joining USDA Forest Service Wildland Fire Operations in California

The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, and the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) have coordinated with the Department of Defense for the deployment of approximately 200 active-duty soldiers, to include command staff, to help with wildfire suppression efforts in Northern California. The soldiers are due to arrive early this week from the 14th Brigade […]

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Latest Update (8/28) on South Lake Road Construction Information

South Lake Road Construction Information Significant progress has been made this summer on the South Lake Road Reconstruction. As the project moves into paving and striping, extended closures are required to complete this work. Hat Creek Construction anticipates that the project will be completed by October 7. No overnight parking is permitted at Bishop Pass […]

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