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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
  6379.0 ft

Birds and Basques in the Mono Basin

Aug 03, 2015

Birding is often about much more than birds, a truth evidenced by the breadth of offerings at the annual Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua. Recently I arranged a birding excursion with friends to one of the Mono Basin’s many canyons, where I was equally enchanted by Red-breasted Sapsuckers flying in and out of tree-cavity nests with […]

Uncovering 20 years of Mono Lake naturalist notes

Aug 01, 2015

Last week, while looking around the office, I uncovered a binder hidden among the office supplies entitled “The Birds and the Bees, the Weather and the Trees of the Mono Basin.” Assuming it would be a collection of handouts on the natural history of the area, I was delighted to find that in fact it […]

The unBEARable truth

Jul 31, 2015

Welcome to theĀ Sierra Nevada, home to 40% of California’s black bear population! Here in the Mono Basin bears are our neighbors and it’s important that we keep good relationships with them. To do this we have to ensure they aren’t eating human food. The moment a bear gets its first taste of high-calorie human food, […]

Local Caltrans crews repair damaged Lee Vining Creek Trail

Jul 29, 2015

On Monday, July 13 after several days of heavy rains, the Lee Vining Creek Trail at the south end of town was so damaged by erosion and undercutting it was no longer safe to use. Within 24 hours of putting a call in to the Lee Vining Caltrans maintenance facility, the trail was fixed and […]

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