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Inyo 350 Event to Protect Conglomerate Mesa from New Attack! -Wednesday, June 16, 6:30pm

Reminder: July 16th Inyo 350 Event to Protect Conglomerate Mesa from New Attack! Inyo 350 ask that you please join them at 6:30 PM (Wednesday, June 16) as Bryan Hatchell explains how everyone can help block the latest threat to Conglomerate Mesa. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is now considering approving a new and […]

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Friends of Inyo Want You to Join Them in Backcountry Volunteer Work

Join us for Backcountry Volunteer Work on Eagle Creek 6/21-23 (& other Summer Volunteer Opportunities) Friends of the Inyo is excited to partner with the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest to offer a one-of-a-kind experience Volunteering in one of our cherished wilderness areas! Join us for a spectacular three days of stewardship in Mono County. We’ll be working […]

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Manzanar Committee Stands with Others in Opposing Open-Pit Mine at Conglomerate Mesa

Manzanar Committee Stands with Indigenous Leaders and Other Concerned Inyo County Residents to Oppose Open-Pit Mine LOS ANGELES — On March 29, the Manzanar Committee announced that it has joined the Paiute Shoshone, Timbisha Shoshone, and the Friends of the Inyo in opposing exploratory drilling and the proposed construction of an open-pit, cyanide heap leach mine at Conglomerate Mesa in Inyo […]

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Owens Lake Bird Festival signup opens March 1

The Owens Lake Bird Festival is a celebration of the thousands of migratory birds as they travel through the Owens Valley and of the rich and precious natural environment of the Eastern Sierra. With over 30 outings offered, the Bird Festival covers topics including birding, botany, photography, geology, local history, and more. Over three days, […]

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Update on mining at Conglomerate Mesa

Press release Friends of the Inyo and the Sierra Club LONE PINE, CA — Conglomerate Mesa, a unique and valuable part of our Eastern Sierra public lands that lies adjacent to Death Valley National Park, remains under threat from the prospect of industrial-scale open pit cyanide heap leach mining. Earlier this year, after much public […]

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Upper Owens River at Benton Crossing Rd, June 30, 2017, before changes in irrigation policy.

MLR launches ‘Keep Long Valley Green’ campaign

Mammoth Lakes Recreation press release Loss of Wetland Habitat Has MLR Concerned Mammoth Lakes, CA (August 2, 2018) – Mammoth Lakes Recreation is going to battle. Their opponent; the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. This past March, the agency notified leaseholders in Long and Little Round Valleys, that it would be eliminating their […]

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LADWP responds to Friends of the Inyo on Mono ranch water practices

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power released letter to Friends of the Inyo Executive Director Wendy Schneider. View the letter by clicking this link: [pdf-embedder url=”http://sierrawave.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Friends-of-Inyo.pdf” title=”Friends of Inyo”] ### Following is a story published July 9th after the Friends of the Inyo letter to LADWP By Deb Murphy Friends of the Inyo […]

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Update on proposed drilling at Conglomerate Mesa

MINING COMPANY ABANDONS EXPLORATION AT CONGLOMERATE MESA, BLM ALLOWS CLAIM HOLDERS TO SHOP PROJECT TO OTHERS Local advocates continue fight against proposed drilling in the Eastern Sierra, as BLM informs groups that claim holders are searching for company to take up project Press release from Sierra Club and Friends of the Inyo BISHOP, CA — […]

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Groups, residents oppose mining at Conglomerate Mesa

Friends of the Inyo, Sierra Club press release RESIDENTS UNITE IN OPPOSITION TO MINING AT CONGLOMERATE MESA Bureau of Land Management defies community consensus; gives the green light for gold exploration near Death Valley National Park Bishop, CA — The Bureau of the Land Management recently announced a decision to allow exploration for gold at […]

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