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Yosemite National Park to Re-Implement a Day-Use Reservation System

Yosemite National Park to Re-Implement a Day-Use Reservation System Beginning on Friday, May 21, 2021   Yosemite National Park – Beginning Friday, May 21, visitors to Yosemite National Park will need a day-use reservation to enter the park. The temporary day-use reservation system will allow the park to manage visitation levels to reduce risks associated with exposure […]

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Onion Fire Starts Near Independence Update | Now Reported Out

UPDATE 3 | SATURDAY | APRIL 10, 2021 | 12:30 PM Excerpt: Size: 85 acres/Containment: 90%/Incident Type: Full Suppression Vegetation Type: Brush Current Situation: Great progress has been made by using resources through the day and night. Firefighters have line all the way around the fire and have been able to secure and deepen containment, […]

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Helicopter work scheduled for Gem Lake Dam by Southern California Edison (SCE)

BISHOP, CA April 5, 2021— The Inyo National Forest recently approved helicopter use for Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Gem Lake Dam valve replacement project, which will resume in April.  SCE operates the Gem Lake Dam as part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Hydroelectric Project #1388.  Gem Lake is located west of the June Lake […]

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Antelope Springs Road grading near Town of Mammoth Lakes

BISHOP, CA April 2, 2021—A contracting crew is grading Antelope Springs Road (Forest Road 3S05) near the Casa Diablo Geothermal Plant, located near the intersection with State Route 203. Antelope Springs Road leads to numerous dispersed recreation opportunities on the east side of Hwy 395. Please note that there may be delays while the crew […]

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INYO350 Hosting Interactive Event with Inyo National Forest Supervisor Lesley Yen

INYO350 is hosting a special interactive evening event, via Zoom, with new Inyo National Forest Supervisor , on Monday, March 15 at 6:30 PM. Lesley will provide an update on the Inyo’s current status and discuss our national forest’s future, including anticipated challenges, stewardship and recreation improvement projects, and much needed funding opportunities. This event […]

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Eastern Sierra Dispersed Camping Summit: Dealing with The Hordes

The Eastern Sierra was ill prepared for the waves of Southern Californians literally heading for the hills during last summer’s COVID-19 restrictions and fears. Despite the stay-at-home orders, they escaped to an area assumed to be germ-free and serene, found area campgrounds closed, pitched their tents wherever and left a mess behind them. The excuse […]

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Castle Fire closures remain in effect for severely burned areas

Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument (Closures and Reopening Information)  Springville, February 12, 2021—From August to December 2020, the Castle Fire burned across thousands of acres in the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. Forest officials evaluated the most impacted area to refine the existing forest closure.  As a result, areas […]

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Winter Sport Season Also Avalanche Season, Be Prepared

Avalanche Season, Be Prepared Although an avalanche can occur whenever there is snow on a mountain range, avalanches most often occur between the months of December and April. It is important for visitors to be equipped with the current avalanche forecast, the proper avalanche rescue equipment, and avalanche training. Each year millions of avalanches sweep […]

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Partnerships, Volunteers a “Win for the Mono Basin”

Help Wetland Restoration at DeChambeau Ponds      The Inyo National Forest, working with partner agencies and volunteers, has restored water flow to the DeChambeau Ponds, in what is a “win for the Mono Basin,” said Thomas Torres, Inyo National Forest Wildlife Biologist and coordinator for this project.     “The DeChambeau Ponds wetland restoration […]

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Inyo National Forest and Bishop BLM seek input on Off Highway Vehicle Grants

The Inyo National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office are holding a virtual public meeting to gather input for potential off-highway vehicle grant funding requests. The virtual public meeting will be held via Zoom. Click on the registration link below to receive the meeting details. Please contact us for reasonable accommodations […]

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Michael Morse Honored as ‘Ranger of the Year’ by National Forest Recreation Association

WOODLAKE, CA – The National Forest Recreation Association (NFRA) is very proud to announce that  has been selected as the 2020 ‘Ranger of the Year.’ Michael is the Co-Director of the Region 5 Pack Stock Center of Excellence; a Special Uses Permit Administrator; and the Wilderness and Trails Supervisor on the Mammoth Ranger District, Inyo […]

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