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Inyo National Forest temporarily closed

The Inyo National Forest, including sites at Mono Lake, is closed as of 11:59pm on Tuesday, August 31, and will remain closed through at least September 17, 2021. The closure includes all campgrounds, all day-use sites, all trails, all roads,…

Pulling weeds at Mono Lake: It’s for the birds

On a recent August morning Mono Lake Committee staff boated out to Twain Islet to hand-pull invasive Bassia weeds to protect critical California Gull nesting habitat at Mono Lake. This was the second season, after a prescribed burn in 2020,…

Increased fire restrictions in Mono County

Due to the serious fire activity throughout California, the Inyo National Forest has issued Stage II fire restrictions. Other Mono County fire restrictions are also in effect. This means: No campfires, wood fires, or charcoal fires Campfires and charcoal grills…

Wind, waves, and foam at Mono Lake

Wind, waves, and foam Have you ever visited Mono Lake on a windy evening and witnessed waves breaking on the shore? In early August, I took a walk at South Tufa during a particularly windy evening and felt almost transported…

Enjoy a self-guided tour of South Tufa from anywhere

If you’re looking to get the most our of your trip to Mono Lake, a visit to South Tufa is a must. The otherworldly tufa towers combined with the stunning high desert landscape and abundant birdlife makes this area truly…

Quilt show at the Mono Lake Committee gallery

Mono in Stitches by the “Out of the Box Quilters” We have had the pleasure of hosting many beautiful shows in the Mono Lake Committee gallery over the years, featuring local artists and their photography, pastels, printmaking, and paintings of…