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prediversion lake level Located in California's spectacular Eastern Sierra, Mono Lake is an oasis in the dry Great Basin and a vital habitat for millions of migratory and nesting birds. For over 30 years
target lake level the Mono Lake Committee has
Current lake level been working to protect Mono Lake from
lowest lake level destruction, to heal the damage done in the Mono Basin, and to
educate the public about the natural environment and wise water use.

Current Lake
  6378.2 ft

Presentation & book signing with Scott Stine, October 17 at the Mono Inn

Oct 10, 2015

The Mono Lake Committee is delighted to host Dr. Scott Stine discussing his newly released book: A Way Across the Mountain: Joseph Walker’s 1833 Trans-Sierran Passage and the Myth of Yosemite’s Discovery. • Saturday, October 17, 4:30–6:30pm • At the Mono Inn, 5 miles north of the town of Lee Vining on Highway 395 • Presentation […]

Fall colors are emerging in the Mono Basin

Oct 07, 2015

Fall is an exciting time to be in the Mono Basin—the days are getting cooler, the high peaks have their first dusting of snow, the animals are busily preparing for winter, and, of course, the leaves are beginning to change. Last week I hiked into Lundy Canyon, a favorite destination for fall colors, and it […]

A Way Across the Mountain by Scott Stine now available

Oct 03, 2015

Paleoclimatologist Scott Stine has just released his first book, A Way Across the Mountain: Joseph Walker’s 1833 Trans-Sierran Passage and the Myth of Yosemite’s Discovery and it is now available at the Mono Lake Committee Bookstore and our online store. Stine reconstructs Joseph Walker’s famous 1833 route over the Sierra drawing on years of in-depth scientific research and knowledge of the geomorphology, hydrography, […]

Successful Solar Walk in Lee Vining

Oct 02, 2015

The Mono Basin Solar Walk was held last Sunday, September 27 in Lee Vining. A good crowd enjoyed interesting discussion about all aspects of solar installation, and a great reaction from our “Solar Pioneers” as their steps taken toward renewable energy were honored. The beautiful banner that Maureen McGlinchy and local children made is now […]

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