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Refreshing ‘Ologists lecture series begins

Join us this summer as we dive into opportunities to learn about research taking place in the Mono Basin. We have kicked off our Refreshing ‘Ologists lecture series for the season—these free talks happen on select Wednesdays at 4:00pm in…

Peak flows on Mono Lake’s tributary streams

High-elevation snow is melting in the Mono Basin and we are enjoying quite a show of runoff. The winter of 2022–2023 broke records for snowpack and we’ve been watching that snow gush down Mono Basin creeks. Cool spring and early…

When will Tioga Pass open?

This is the big question right now: When will Tioga Pass open this summer? After a record-breaking winter, Tioga Pass is likely to open later than it ever has since record keeping began in 1933. July opening dates are already…

2023 Mono Lake Committee Scholarship recipients

Last month, Mono County high school seniors celebrated graduation throughout the Eastern Sierra. The Mono Lake Committee awarded $1,000 scholarships to two very deserving seniors: Esha Eilts from Lee Vining High School and Kelly Thompson from Coleville High School. Along with submitting…

Los Angeles Times opinion piece on Mono Lake

This morning the Los Angeles Times published an opinion piece entitled “A wet winter began to replenish Mono Lake. L.A. should let it be a lake again.” The opinion writer, Bruce Reznik, is the executive director of Los Angeles Waterkeeper;…

Naturalist notes

California Gulls fly from their nesting colony on the  islets east of Negit Island to the edges of Mono Lake to forage in the shallows and along the shoreline where flies congregate, and to bathe in the freshwater flowing in…

Road construction season near Mono Lake

If you’re on your way to Mono Lake this month, be prepared to encounter numerous road construction projects. Some projects are much needed after last winter’s harsh weather and others have been long-planned and are taking place this summer. Please…