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Three Illegal Marijuana Cultivation Sites cleaned up on the Inyo National Forest

Recently, US Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations (LE&I), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Integral Ecology Research Center cleaned up three illegal marijuana cultivation sites on the Inyo National Forest. LE&I coordinated and funded this reclamation effort. The LE&I helicopter was provided for this operation. Thirteen people from these organizations spent four days […]

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Inyo National Forest Moves to New Transaction System

Forest Service News Release Inyo National Forest moves to new transaction system primary impact is to fuelwood permits BISHOP, CA August 18, 2021 —The US Forest Service is switching to a new program for cash and credit card transactions. The Inyo National Forest is scheduled to begin this transition August 24th and expecting have the new system […]

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Inyo National Forest Wants You to Know the Wilderness permit reservation and pickup procedures

The Inyo National Forest would like to inform wilderness visitors of current wilderness permit reservation and pickup procedures. The forest continues to face extremely high demand from the recreating public, including visitors to wilderness areas. The procedures outlined here are important for visitors to know to ensure wilderness permits are received in a timely manner. […]

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Join Friends of Inyo this Saturday, July 24 for Rock Creek Lakes Clean-up!

Join Friends of Inyo this Saturday, July 24 at 8:30 am for Rock Creek Lakes Clean-up! All ages welcome. Please wear trail work-appropriate clothing and closed-toed shoes, and bring water and sun protection. We’ll meet you at the Rock Creek Lakes Resort (1 Upper, Rock Creek Rd, Bishop, CA 93514) . Social distancing and mask wearing will […]

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Roads closed near Laurel Ponds due to monitoring well drilling in Mammoth Lakes area

Inyo National Forest and Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) would like to inform the public of road closures beginning July 19 and lasting approximately six weeks, due to a well drilling project in the Laurel Pond area, located west of Mammoth Yosemite Airport. “Because the well rig will be staged on roads, the well drilling […]

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Ever wonder how the red fire retardant used on wildfires works? INF explains

While we are all accustomed to seeing helicopters taking water from lakes and streams during fire operations, they can also be used to apply fire retardant, says the Inyo National Forest in a press release. On the Inyo Creek Fire, 106,000 gallons of retardant was applied via helicopter to the fire. This is the same […]

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Inyo National Forest Reminds Californians: Fireworks are Prohibited ahead of July 4 weekend

From the recent enactment of Juneteenth as a federal holiday to the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, Americans have long visited their local national forest to celebrate significant U.S. milestones. Holiday weekends can be an active time for fire starts, and it goes without saying that fireworks are prohibited on public lands – every forest, […]

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Thunderstorms keeping Lone Pine Campground and Whitney Portal Road Closed

7pm: Due to the threat of thunderstorms over the next few days, the Inyo National Forest, in consultation with the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, will keep the Lone Pine Campground and Whitney Portal Road closed. According to the National Weather Service, thunderstorms are predicted beginning Monday afternoon through Thursday with an increasing chance of heavier […]

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Update 6/23 AM: Inyo Creek Fire Outside Lone Pine Continues Burning | Concern centers on Whitney Portal

Update on Thursday, June 24@11pm: The Incident Management Team is reporting the fire as 25% contained, holding at 586 acres going into this evening. Lateral movement of the Inyo Creek Fire continues to be held. Firefighters continued to build containment lines in very steep and rugged terrain, which is the primary factor why the containment […]

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Inyo Creek Fire Community Meeting Scheduled on Thursday in Lone Pine Spainhower Park

The Inyo National Forest will hold a public meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2021 to update the public on the progress being made on the Inyo Creek Fire. The public meeting will be held at the Spainhower Park located at 430 N. Main St., Lone Pine, CA 93545. Representatives from the Inyo […]

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Updates: Lightning starts Inyo Creek Fire Near Mt. Whitney

Update for Monday, June 21 @10am: #InyoCreekFire is at 50 acres, no containment yet. Minimal fire activity overnight. Winds are expected to increase across the area later today. Almost all of this fire is being fought from the air due to rugged terrain. Update for Sunday, June 20 @7:33:02pm: InciWeb–50 acres and 0% contained. Update for […]

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California Fish and Wildlife Says “Keep bears and all wildlife wild”

As the summer season gets underway, the Inyo National Forest and California Department of Fish and Wildlife would like to remind visitors to be vigilant with proper food and trash storage.  Working together with visitors, permit holders and private and public entities we can help keep wildlife wild. We offer the following recommendations for proper […]

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