Since 1978 the Mono Lake Committee has been inspired by our love for this beautiful place, where a remarkable salt lake lies at the center of a landscape and ecosystem unmatched elsewhere on earth.
Our vision, shared among 16,000 members over 34 years, is of a healthy, protected, and wild Mono Basin and of an organization that seeks positive, principled, proactive solutions to problems. As our founder David Gaines
often said, the lake speaks for itself and it touches people's hearts.
To make sure the right thing happens for Mono Lake, the Committee works in diverse arenas including public policy, ecological restoration, public education, water conservation, scientific research, and hands-on stewardship.
We are an optimistic community of people who
strive for thoughtful solutions to problems—an approach that has been consistently successful for Mono Lake. With a base in science, we seek out principled solutions to watershed-wide problems and advocate for them strongly.