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Summer 2021 Mono Lake Newsletter now online

When you look at Mono Lake, what do you see? Some people see a pristine landscape and others see a place marked by human engineering. Some see it as otherworldly and some see the most beautiful place on Earth. Some…
Wildfire flames and plume of smoke along the shore of Mono Lake in the distance with a truck driving down a contry road towards the fire.

Fire restrictions in effect on public land

On Monday, May 24, the Inyo National Forest and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office announced Stage 1 fire restrictions effective on all federal lands under their jurisdiction due to very high fire danger, drought conditions, extremely dry vegetation,…

Weathered section of South Tufa boardwalk replaced

A portion of the boardwalk at South Tufa received a long-awaited facelift—the cracked and weather-beaten section was replaced with a new, sustainably-sourced redwood walkway. The old wooden boardwalk, first assembled in the early 1990s, was originally part of the David…
Two trail workers converse on a thin dirt trail between sagebrush. Other workers can be see down the trail.

Lee Vining Creek Trail stewardship day

Staff from the Mono Lake Committee, Inyo National Forest, and Mono County teamed up with Mono Lake Volunteers to do trail maintenance work on the Lee Vining Creek Trail. A total of 15 participants spent four hours cutting back encroaching…