Sunrise light on a grove of tufa towers emerging from the water of Mono Lake with soft green and dusty-red wild grasses in the foreground, Canada geese in the shallow water with reflections of the rocky towers, and desert hills in the distance.

BLM to lead scoping tour for proposed nearby wind farm

The Bureau of Land Management will lead a public field tour on July 9 to look at areas east of Mono Lake proposed for wind data gathering and possible subsequent wind farm construction.

Public scoping meetings will follow July 11 at 6:30pm in Lee Vining and July 12 at 6:30pm in Benton at their respective community centers. Details: BLM Press Release.

The Mono Lake Committee is gathering information on this proposal, which appears to include a wind farm concept of up to 500 megawatts and 167 towers in size. We will attend the field tour and meetings and report further details here and in the Mono Lake Newsletter.