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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
  6378.4 ft

The Mono Basin’s top ten August birds

Sep 02, 2015

The season of weekly bird walks is drawing to a close, so this is the final top ten list for the year.  As in previous lists, all birds were seen within a half-hour radius of the Mono Lake Committee headquarters in Lee Vining. Some find birding less attractive once chicks have fledged and many species […]

Walking Water begins its journey

Sep 01, 2015

Here in the Mono Basin, we have come to know how important water is for sustaining life. The streams that flow down the mountains and into Mono Lake support a thriving ecosystem. The Mono Lake Committee and its members remember how Rush, Lee Vining, Parker, and Walker creeks were once silent, and that it took […]

Refreshments with Refreshing ‘Ologists: Ben Hatchett on ice ages and megadroughts

Aug 30, 2015

Our lecture series continues this Wednesday, September 2 with our next presentation, Ice Ages and Megadroughts in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. Starting at 4:00pm, Ph.D. student Ben Hatchett from the University of Nevada, Reno will be discussing his work in aligning Mono Lake’s past with that of nearby glacial moraines to paint a better picture of […]

Seminar spotlight: Creating the Illuminated Field Journal

Aug 28, 2015

Good news: There are a few spaces still open in the Creating the Illuminated Field Journal field seminar! This three-day seminar is an introductory course to personalizing one’s time in nature and outdoors through sketches, words, and color in the pages of a field journal. Creating the Illuminated Field Journal • September 4–6 • $175 per person/$160 […]

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