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Onion Fire - USFS Inyo National Forest

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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Lesley Yen, INF Supervisor (Phone)

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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DeChambeau Ponds

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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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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Sierra Natiional Forest - Creek Fire - aug 4, 2020

Inyo National Forest Terminates Creek Fire Closure

Closures still in place in the Sierra National Forest  The Inyo National Forest, in coordination with the Sierra National Forest, is terminating the closure order on the Inyo National Forest for the Creek Fire, effective January 13, 2021. The Creek Fire, which started Labor Day weekend last year was 100% contained on December 24 at […]

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Inyo National Forest Prescribed Fires to Thin Forest

Inyo National Forest Plans Winter/Spring Prescribed Fires Thinning the forest through pile burning restores the forest to more natural conditions In a press release, the Inyo National Forest, which includes the Mono Lake, Mammoth, and White Mountain Ranger Districts of the Inyo National Forest announced that it will be implementing prescribed fire projects in the upcoming […]

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Fire Restrictions Lifted by Inyo National Forest | November 17

The Inyo National Forest announces that fire restrictions put into place for the forest earlier this summer will be rescinded on Tuesday, November 17. Recent rain and snow, combined with increased humidity, shorter days, and cooler nighttime temperatures have prompted the forest to lift the fire restrictions. Taro Pusina, Fire Management Officer for the Inyo […]

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Inyo National Forest Reopens most of John Muir Wilderness, part of Ansel Adams Wilderness

The Inyo National Forest is reopening the majority of the John Muir Wilderness and a segment of the Ansel Adams Wilderness as the risk from wildfires is decreasing. In interagency cooperation, Sequoia National Park is revising their closure areas on the SQF Complex and Rattlesnake Fire, allowing many areas in the southern John Muir Wilderness […]

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