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8 hikers with colorful packs and poles walk along a dirt narrow path on a grassy hill towards snowcapped mountains.

Join us from home for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival

This year, for the first time, you can join us for the Mono Lake Committee’s tenth annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival from anywhere with an internet connection and tickets are now on sale through our partner Qudio! We will…
The DeChambeau Pond water is filled with golden brown and green grasses and plants, with the snow covered Sierra Nevada mountains behind it.

Pipeline upgrade restores water to DeChambeau Ponds

After months of community collaboration, planning, and work on the ground, water is once again flowing to the DeChambeau Ponds. Long cut off from inflow by broken-down infrastructure, the restoration of flowing water will benefit waterfowl and wildlife in the…
One man walks with a tripod across his back through a golden field of grass towards snow covered rocks on the shore of Mono Lake.

Mono Lake Christmas Bird Count results

The Mono Lake Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a one-day citizen science effort to tally all the wild birds in the Mono Lake area. The forty-second annual Mono Lake CBC was held on December 22, 2020. Due to COVID-19, the…
Tufa towers stand tall in turquoise Mono Lake water, with snowcapped Sierra Nevada mountains behind it.

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…
The back of a red bus with a canoe on the roof and a Mono Lake Sticker drives down the road towards the lake.

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…