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Fall update: Perfect weather for fall hiking

November 14th, 2008 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist

Just a quick update this week as we prepare to reveal the new Website to the world. The weather is perfect, roads and trails are open below the snow line, and the crowds are gone! … more »

Article: Climate, Ecosystems and Resources in the Eastern Sierra conference

November 13th, 2008 by Arya, Communications Director

From September 5-9th nine Mono Lake Committee staff attended sessions of this great conference focused on regional research in the area. Put on by the folks at the White Mountain Research Station, the conference did a nice job of gathering many of the researchers studying different aspects of climate change in the Eastern Sierra. … more »

New webcam: Mill Creek is now online!

November 13th, 2008 by Geoff, Executive Director

Check out our exciting new webcam view across Mill Creek to Mono Lake and the Mono Craters!

Mill Creek Live view

Mill Creek view from the new Mill Creek Cam

Mill Creek view from the new Mill Creek cam.

The Mill Creek cam joins the popular Lee Vining cam and the Mono Lake cam in the Committee’s fleet–enjoy!

NPR radio piece: Climate change and the Yosemite area

November 9th, 2008 by Geoff, Executive Director

This National Public Radio piece from early October investigates the way climate change is forcing local animal species in the Yosemite area–including around Mono Lake–to move to higher territories.

We learned about in-depth studies on this at the recent climate conference in Bishop and there are alot of reasons to be concerned. The elevation distribution of pikas in particular has been studied extensively.

Hear it: NPR – In Yosemite, Scientists Find Species Movin’ On Up

Why do you value Mono Lake?

November 5th, 2008 by Mono Lake Committee Staff

Articulating one’s core values isn’t simple. Committee staff have been discussing values by filling in the simple phrase “I believe ______” For example: “I believe that the algae, brine shrimp, alkali flies, and birds are important. ” I believe that both the planet and the people on it need places like Mono Lake.” “I believe in saving places like Mono Lake for my children’s children.”

A simple truth emerged quickly from this exercise: we all love Mono Lake. Because we’re always thinking in terms of watersheds and ecosystems, loving Mono Lake means from the headwaters to the lake-bottom, including the tributary streams. … more »

Article: Mono Lake Committee 30th in Mammoth Times

September 5th, 2008 by Arya, Communications Director

The local paper, The Mammoth Times, ran this full cover story on the Mono Lake Committee’s 30th anniversary in September.

Geoff fielded the commonly asked anniversary question nicely:

“We do get this question, of why the committee is still around,” said executive director Geoffrey McQuilkin in a recent telephone interview. “The answer I give is that the committee was founded by people who love the lake and this place. It was not founded to fight Los Angeles. That was the most important thing to do to protect the lake right away, but that’s not the point of the organization.”

Read the full article: Mammoth Times – Mono Lake Committee celebrates three decades as steward of America’s most ancient lake

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