Over one hundred small shorebirds stand together on the Mono Lake shoreline, with some in flight too, with golden tufa towers in the background and dramatic stormy skies in the distance.
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Registration for the virtual Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua is now open

Registration for the Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua is now open! This year, there’s a spot for everyone, so feel free to sleep in and register at your leisure. When registration opens, simply visit the Chautauqua website and click the “Register” button that will appear on the homepage. Your registration includes access to all six Zoom presentations, which we encourage you...

A close up of yellow wildflowers overlooking the teal waters of Mono Lake on a cloudy day.

Welcome to Mono Lake

Mono Lake is an ancient saline lake located at the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada in California. Home to trillions of brine shrimp, millions of birds, and world-famous tufa towers, its tributary streams also supply water to Los Angeles, nearly 350 miles to the south. After a successful legal fight stopped excessive diversions, ongoing advocacy has shown that balanced solutions mean enough water for both people and the environment.

Since 1978 the Mono Lake Committee has worked to protect Mono Lake, restore its tributary streams and surrounding lands, and educate the next generation about wise water use.

Learn about Mono Lake > | Learn about the Mono Lake Committee >

Photo courtesy of Susan Tassanee Angiolillo.

Welcome to Mono Lake

Mono Lake is an ancient saline lake located at the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada in California. Home to trillions of brine shrimp, millions of birds, and world-famous tufa towers, its tributary streams also supply water to Los Angeles, nearly 350 miles to the south. After a successful legal fight stopped excessive diversions, ongoing advocacy has shown that balanced solutions mean enough water for both people and the environment.

Since 1978 the Mono Lake Committee has worked to protect Mono Lake, restore its tributary streams and surrounding lands, and educate the next generation about wise water use.

Learn about Mono Lake > | Learn about the Mono Lake Committee >

Photo courtesy of Susan Tassanee Angiolillo.

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