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South Tufa tours offered daily

The Mono Lake Committee continues our decades-long tradition of offering South Tufa tours this summer! Join us on your next trip to Mono Lake where a guide will introduce to you to the natural and human history of the Mono Basin. You’ll explore the fascinating geology of the…

Restoring DeChambeau Ranch’s main house

Throughout July and August, HistoriCorps is partnering with the Inyo National Forest to replace the cedar shingles on the roof of the main house at DeChambeau Ranch. I was able to volunteer during a locals’ day in late June and…

Mono Basin research ramps back up

As the world closed down in March 2020 in response to the worsening coronavirus pandemic, research groups working in the Mono Basin also packed up and went home. Though a few people were able to return later in the year…

Manzanar Diverted screening a success

The film tour of Manzanar Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust kicked off in Lee Vining last week on Wednesday before continuing south, following the Los Angeles aqueduct to Bishop, Big Pine, and ending in Lone Pine on the weekend. The…

Wild horse herd reaches South Tufa

Wild horses, previously seen rarely and only in remote parts of the Mono Basin, have experienced rapid population growth in the past five years—so much that they have expanded far beyond their home territory near the Nevada state line and…

Manzanar Diverted film screening

Join us next week, Wednesday, July 7 at the Solar Pavilion in Hess Park for an outdoor screening of Manzanar Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust. Arrive by 7:30pm for a panel discussion with Charlotte Lange and Kris Hohag, moderated by…