Green grass with fluffy seed heads lines the shore of a lake, tufa formations are in the water offshore.

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Winter & Spring 2022 Mono Lake Newsletter now online

Here at the Mono Lake Committee, we very much enjoy knowing detailed bits of obscure Mono Basin knowledge. Often these pieces of information are important, but they aren’t always particularly interesting, especially on their own. Some examples: In April 1983,…

Setting stream restoration into motion

Mono Lake Committee and partners start implementing State Water Board Order 21-86 This winter Mono Lake Committee staff were even busier than usual, working to set Order 21-86 into motion to initiate an exciting new phase of restoration for Mono…
Thin electrified fence stretched along the shore of Mono Lake.

Dusting off the gull protection fence

California Gulls at Mono Lake can’t catch a break. Another drought year and a legacy of excessive water diversions are increasing the threat of coyotes crossing the emerging landbridge to Twain Islet and reaching vulnerable eggs and chicks during the…
Yellow fall colored aspen trees along a creek.

Fall 2021 Mono Lake Newsletter now online

All the dictionary definitions of “restoration” apply to the State Water Board’s new Order 2021-86, which you’ll read about in the pages of this Newsletter. My favorite definition is “restitution of something taken away or lost.” Restoration work began in…
Scientists with the USGS working in a boat with research equipment beside it in Mono Lake.

Mono Basin research ramps back up

As the world closed down in March 2020 in response to the worsening coronavirus pandemic, research groups working in the Mono Basin also packed up and went home. Though a few people were able to return later in the year…
A paved road lined by pine trees, a yellow sign warning of horses is on the right.

Wild horse herd reaches South Tufa

Wild horses, previously seen rarely and only in remote parts of the Mono Basin, have experienced rapid population growth in the past five years—so much that they have expanded far beyond their home territory near the Nevada state line and…