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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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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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