Category: Protection

Over-Snow Vehicle use in the Mono Basin

The Mono Lake Committee commented last October on the Inyo National Forest’s Proposed Action for Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Use Designation, focusing on the project area surrounding Mono Lake and in the greater Mono Basin. The Inyo sought comments from the…

A rising Mono Lake averted coyote threat to nesting gulls

As Mono Lake rose this year it submerged large sections of the exposed landbridge between Negit Island and Black Point, providing a better buffer between coyotes and thousands of nesting California Gulls. The winter brought so much precipitation, runoff ,…

Phil Isenberg’s legacy at Mono Lake

Phillip L. Isenberg, an inventive and unconventional Sacramento political leader, and champion of Mono Lake has died. Around Sacramento, and much of the state, he was known for his impressive legacy of public service—as City Council Member, Assemblyman, Sacramento Mayor, and…

LA leadership recognizes low lake concerns

Technical discussions will explore diversion scenarios Mono Lake has been the topic of important discussions in Los Angeles in recent months, focusing on the challenge of ensuring the lake rises to the 6392-foot Public Trust lake level. This level was…

Many calls for a State Water Board hearing

After digging out from under the exceptionally snowy winter, Mono Lake Committee staff were exceptionally curious—how much would Mono Lake rise this year, and will the rise stick this time? As it turns out, many people are wondering the same…

Mono Lake on the BBC

Last week Mono Lake’s story popped up online again, this time as a BBC Reel. The four-minute video describes the effort to save Mono Lake, led by the Mono Lake Kutzadika’a Tribe and the Mono Lake Committee. Click on the…

Happy Save Mono Lake Day, 29th anniversary edition

“Today, my friends, we’ve done the right thing. Today, we saved Mono Lake.”—Marc Del Piero, Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, September 28, 1994 On September 28, 1994, the California State Water Resources Control Board issued Decision 1631,…