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South Tufa area at Mono Lake has reopened

After a months-long closure, the South Tufa area and Navy Beach have reopened. These two popular visitor locations along Mono Lake’s south shore were closed in mid-August when the Beach Fire was ignited by lightning. The fire was contained after approximately ten days, and…

Dean William Taylor, 1948-2020

California lost an extraordinary botanist recently. Dean was known for his Flora of Yosemite Sierra, and was working on an update of A Flora of the White Mountains. David Gaines and I met Dean when students at UC Davis in…

Ringing in 2021: Stories may save us yet

This essay, written by Kristine Zeigler, appears in the 2021 Mono Lake Calendar. Please, stop what you’re doing and hop in. I am going to take you to Mono Lake, one of North America’s oldest lakes, transporting you with my words…

Keep Saving Mono Lake

Your support helps keep Mono Lake on the rise, its tributary streams flowing, and its surrounding lands protected season after season. Thank you for being a part of protecting this special place. As we near the end of 2020 we would…

Mono Lake Moment: Down the boardwalk

This Mono Lake Moment takes you down the snowy boardwalk at the Mono Lake County Park and there’s an unexpected wildlife sighting, a Wilson’s Snipe. Can you pick it out in the straw-colored grass where it is perfectly camouflaged? Wishing…

Season’s greetings from Mono Lake

Your support helps keep Mono Lake on the rise, its tributary streams flowing, and its surrounding lands protected. Thank you for being a part of protecting this special place. As we near the end of 2020 we would greatly appreciate…

Mono Lake Moment: Following bear tracks

This candid Mono Lake Moment follows Black Bear (Ursus americanus) tracks in the snow up a steep hill above Lee Vining and reflects on life in this small unique community filled with character, perched on the edge of the Great…