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Fall staff working retreat

November 21st, 2008 by Arya, Communications Director

Yesterday was our annual fall staff retreat; the Committee staff’s annual meeting to touch base with the strategic plan and to have a chance to talk about the year behind us and plan for the year ahead all together. The word “retreat” may conjure something more luxurious than … more »

Hybrid gull continues at Grant Lake Reservoir

November 21st, 2008 by Mono Lake Committee Staff
1st-year Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (photo by Santiago Escruceria)

First-year Western x Glaucous-winged Gull. Photo by Santiago Escruceria.

Though most of our breeding California Gulls have left the Mono Basin for fishier coastal waters, we do have one most unusual gull keeping us company: a young Western x Glaucous-winged Gull hybrid. The parent species both breed on the Pacific coast and rarely venture inland. … more »

Stream restoration chronology from 1982-2009

November 20th, 2008 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist

You can read a chronology of restoration from 1982-2009 on our Restoration Chronology page. For future updates on stream restoration starting in 2009–look right here on the Mono-logue! … more »

Upcoming webcast: Using rain gardens to reduce runoff

November 20th, 2008 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist

This just in my inbox from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about an “EPA Watershed Academy Webcast.” Innovative strategies are being used in Southern California and the City of Los Angeles in order to reduce stormwater runoff and increase groundwater recharge. This has the potential to reduce imported water supplies from places like Mono Lake. Read on for the details of the webcast. … more »

Video: A Mono Lake Success Story, LA Times

November 18th, 2008 by Elin, Communications Coordinator

LA Times Mono Lake Success Story Video

Take a video visit to Mono Lake with Mono Lake Committee staff Santiago Escruceria, Geoff McQuilkin, and Bartshe Miller, PRBO Conservation Science researcher Chris McCreedy, and visitor Gary Suttle. Published simultaneously with a great article, this was a fun moment of fame for Mono Lake! … more »

Mono Lake Committee unveils new website!

November 18th, 2008 by Mono Lake Committee Staff

Things look a little different around here! The Mono Lake Committee has a new website after almost three years of planning, preparation, and hard work. We’re proud to say this website was born and raised right here at Mono Lake — built by staff and friends from the ground up.

Here are some highlights–be sure to check them out! … more »

The Mono-logue: All things Mono Lake

November 18th, 2008 by Mono Lake Committee Staff

Welcome to the Mono-logue, a blog-style news forum brought to you by the Mono Lake Committee staff! Wonderful things are happening every day at Mono Lake, and The Mono-logue is how we can bring them to you as they happen.

We hope the Mono-logue will be like … more »

Photo: 1953 Mono Lake

November 17th, 2008 by Arya, Communications Director
Mono Lake circa 1953.

This just in from my inbox this morning … what a treat! This shot was taken from Mount Dana in 1953, which means the lake level was around 6408 feet above sea level. For perspective, … more »

Summer visitors: Gary Snyder

November 16th, 2008 by Elin, Communications Coordinator

As the flow of visitors through the Committee’s store dwindles to a trickle with Tioga Pass closed, it’s fun to remember back to the busy summer and all the friends who came to see us. Last August we had a real treat: poet Gary Snyder stopped in to say hello!

Gary Snyder at the Committee bookstore!

Gary Snyder at the Committee bookstore! Photo by Arya Degenhardt.

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Mono Basin hydrology update for 11/15/08

November 16th, 2008 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist

I just got back from reading the lake level gauge at Old Marina, and Mono Lake has started rising! It reached its low point for the year around November 1st, at 6382.10 feet above sea level. Since then it has risen 0.04 feet to 6382.14 feet above sea level.

Lee Vining received slightly above median (but below average) precipitation in October. So far for November, … more »

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