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Mono Basin winter photo album

January 15th, 2016 by Andrew, Digital Engagement Coordinator
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A foot of snow blankets the Sierra just west of Mono Lake (January 8). Photo by Andrew Youssef.

Over the summer, when I gave tours at South Tufa, visitors often asked me, “What does it look like here in the winter?” Since I had only spent summers in the Sierra, I honestly wasn’t sure. I knew the Sierra crest would probably be snow-covered, and possibly the Mono Craters, but I couldn’t say anything for certain. Now I have been fortunate enough to spend my first winter in the Mono Basin, and what an amazing season it has been so far—from frozen streams to snow-covered tufa to all the animal tracks which are suddenly visible after a snow shower.

I still rejoice every time it snows, even when it is just a few flurries, and not only because I grew up outside Atlanta where we were lucky to get a single dusting of snow each year, but because I know each snow flake is another drop of water for Mono Lake which is exactly what we need, especially during this record drought. Enjoy these snowy photos from this winter and let’s hope for much more to come in the weeks ahead!

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The Dana Plateau rises high above a quiet Tioga Road, which is currently closed for the winter (January 8). Photo by Andrew Youssef.

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Magic: The Mono Basin Outdoor Education Center programs

January 8th, 2016 by Elin, Communications Coordinator
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This essay, written by Ron Ozuna, appears in the 2016 Mono Lake Calendar.

Theodore Roosevelt High School had more than 5,000 students on a year-round schedule when we first started going to the Mono Lake Committee’s Mono Basin Outdoor Education Center in 2001. I was part of the Humanitas Program, teaching Environmental Science, and my partner (and wife) Phoebe MacAdams Ozuna, taught Environmental Literature. Together, we developed classes that included an unusual component: a five-day field trip to the Sierra Nevada for students to live, work, and learn about nature, animals, geology, water, and life.

Photo by Santiago Escruceria.

A group of students from Roosevelt High School start their visit to the Mono Basin with a South Tufa tour. Photo by Santiago Escruceria.

We began planning the first trip by talking to Herley Jim Bowling, the Mono Lake Committee’s Los Angeles Education Coordinator. There were major obstacles—the trip would require the school to … more »

Mono Basin Clearinghouse updates: Gull research and real-time data

January 4th, 2016 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist
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clearinghouse-updates-2015-CAGU-report_Page_01Recent updates on the Mono Basin Clearinghouse include the following items:

Point Blue has finished its 2015 report on the nesting success of California Gulls at Mono Lake. According to project coordinator Kristie Nelson, it was an above-average year—a welcome finding after a downward trend of below-average populations over the last ten years.

We have updated the Mono Basin real-time data frames page to use pop-up windows instead of frames. This may not sound like an upgrade, but … more »

Happy New Year from Mono Lake!

January 1st, 2016 by Elin, Communications Coordinator
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Welcome, 2016, and happy New Year to all who love Mono Lake!

We're looking at a bright new year at Mono Lake---happy New Year to you! Photo by Arya Degenhardt.

We’re looking at a bright new year at Mono Lake—happy New Year to you! Photo by Arya Degenhardt.

This new year looks bright and beautiful from shore of Mono Lake—we hope it brings an end to the drought, a new water license for the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, rushing meltwater surging down the streams in spring, and many new advocates for this important place.

Mono Lake Committee closed New Year’s Day

December 30th, 2015 by Lily, Information Center & Bookstore Manager
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The Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore will be closed all day on January 1 to welcome in the new year. You can bet that our staff will be out enjoying the beautiful Eastern Sierra, and we hope you have the opportunity to do the same. Happy New Year!

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Every drop counts—make a 2015 donation now!

December 29th, 2015 by Geoff, Executive Director
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Photo courtesy of Malcolm Mosher, Jr.

Photo courtesy of Malcolm Mosher, Jr.

Together, we survived the fourth consecutive year of drought. The Mono Lake Committee works year-round to protect and restore Mono Lake, its tributary streams, and your favorite places in the Mono Basin, and we couldn’t do it without your support. We hope you’ll consider making a year-end donation to help these ongoing efforts.

Making a donation is quick and easy—click the button below or give us a call at (760) 647-6595. Thank you, and happy New Year!

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Happy holidays from the Mono Lake Committee

December 25th, 2015 by Arya, Communications Director
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Best wishes for a joyous and peaceful holiday season …

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…. and a happy New Year from the Mono Lake Committee.

Photos courtesy of Arya Degenhardt, Malcolm Mosher Jr, Santiago Escruceria, and John Dittli.

Mono Lake Committee holiday hours

December 23rd, 2015 by Lily, Information Center & Bookstore Manager
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Are you planning a visit to Mono Lake this December? If so, don’t forget to stop in at the Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore! We will be open every day from 9:00am to 5:00pm with the following exceptions:

❖  December 24: Open 9:00am–1:00pm  ❖  December 25th: Closed all day  ❖

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We hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

Happy winter solstice from Mono Lake

December 21st, 2015 by Elin, Communications Coordinator
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Happy winter solstice from Mono Lake!

South Tufa in the pre-dawn light. Photo courtesy of Chris Decker.

South Tufa in the pre-dawn light. Photo courtesy of Chris Decker.

As the Northern Hemisphere starts to tilt back toward the sun, we welcome more light, longer days, and new season.

Interns then and now: Randy Arnold

December 18th, 2015 by Mono Lake Committee Staff
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This post was written by Sara Matthews, 2015 & 2016 Mono Lake Intern.

I was first introduced to former Mono Lake Committee intern, Randy Arnold, amid the excitement of the runway at the Trail Chic fundraiser back in the summer days of June. The Mono Lake Committee was taking the opportunity to honor Randy Arnold for his continued support of the Mono Lake Committee and his ongoing support of non-profits through his work at Barefoot Wine. I didn’t quite know who the man radiating good nature and smiles was at the time, but luckily, in writing this piece I had the opportunity to find out.

This past summer, Randy (right) was presented with a Mono Lake Committee Board of Directors Resolution in recognition of his steadfast, fun, and creative dedication to Mono Lake. Education Director Bartshe Miller and Board member Martha Davis presented Randy with the resolution. Photo by Erv Nichols.

This past summer, Education Director Bartshe Miller and Board member Martha Davis presented Randy with a Mono Lake Committee Board of Directors Resolution in recognition of his steadfast, fun, and creative dedication to Mono Lake. Photo by Erv Nichols.

For 25 years, Randy has worked for Barefoot Wine and for most of that time he has also been a member of the Mono Lake Committee—a commitment spawned from his experiences as a youth. At 14 years old, he first laid eyes on Mono Lake … more »

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