Person standing in a flooded stream up to her shins while she's holding a clipboard taking notes with lush willows around the creek and snow-capped peaks in the distance.


Eared Grebe researchers on a boat listening for grebes with telemetry equipment.

Scientific research

Scientific research is the foundation for protecting and restoring Mono Lake, the base for the Mono Lake Committee’s policy positions, and inspiration for understanding Mono Lake. We support scientific research to help evaluate the health of Mono Lake, and to ensure that policy making and resource management are based on sound science.

What We Do: Science

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