About Friends of the Inyo

Founded in 1986, Friends of the Inyo is a Bishop, California-based non-profit organization dedicated to the exploration, preservation and stewardship of the public lands of the Eastern Sierra. Through a combination of outreach and education and wilderness advocacy, the organization has protected hundreds of thousands of acres throughout the Eastern Sierra.

This “land of little rain,” nestled between the majestic Sierra Nevada and the enigmatic White-Inyo Mountains, is home to over 35% of California’s native species and some of the most spectacular scenery in the West. The organization works to protect the BLM’s Bodie Hills and does restoration work in BLM wilderness areas to repair damage to ecosystems from illegal off road vehicle use and is currently leading restoration and stewardship trips in and around the region.

From the blog

  • 04.26.17

    Conservation Lands Foundation’s Statement on So-Called Review of National Monuments

    Durango, Colo. (April 26, 2017) – In response to President Trump’s Executive Order on the review of national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act, the Conservation Lands Foundation issued the following statement from John Wallin, Acting Executive Director: “This “review” of national monuments is a waste of time and money.  … read more

  • 04.20.16

    The incredible accomplishments of the Friends Grassroots Network

    Let’s Begin With Thank You In honor of National Volunteer Week, the staff of the Conservation Lands Foundation would like to say thank you to the people who are part of the Friends Grassroots Network, made up of 63 of the best, most effective non-profit conservation organizations working in the U.S. today. … read more

  • 09.30.14

    Snow, Cold Temps at National Public Lands Day Event in California’s Bodie Hills

    National Public Lands Day Events took place throughout the National Conservation Lands around the country on Saturday, September 27th, but one event greeted volunteers with snow.  In the Bodie Hills in Eastern California, a coalition of organizations including Friends of the Inyo, California State Parks, the Bodie Foundation, and the … read more

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