We work hand in hand with federal agencies such as the Inyo National Forest, Bureau of Land Management and the Death Valley National Park to restore healthy public lands ecosystems through trail maintenance, road and trail restoration, habitat monitoring and improvement, removal of invasive species, and maintenance to limit the expansion of the human imprint in natural environments.
Get Out, Give Back.
Millions of visitors come to our national forest, park and BLM lands for recreation and renewal. Friends of the Inyo members and volunteers are among the few that give back through citizen stewardship. Please join them!
Friends of the Inyo is able to contribute in a real way to the protection, enhancement and restoration of public lands through the many citizen volunteers, young and old; local and distant; individuals and groups who lend thier hands and hearts, giving back to their public lands. In 2010, over 1200 volunteers participated in our programs. In 2011 that number reached nearly 1,400. In 2013 you could help us attain an even higher level of volunteer participation!
Here are some ways to get involved:
Mammoth Lakes Summer of Stewardship: Join us for a third year of daylong volunteer events to clean up some of the favorite places around Mammoth, like Horseshoe Lake, Duck Pass Trail, Sherwin Lakes Trail and Inyo Craters. SOS is made possible through grant funding from the National Forest Foundation and Mammoth Resort. Thanks to the National Forest Foundation, Mammoth Resort and MLTPA for their partnership with SOS!
Mammoth Lakes Basin Volunteer Host Program: This program, launched in 2010, and we hope to grow envolvement this year. Volunteers serve as trailhead hosts, helping to inform visitors, monitor trail use and collect data for area planning. Training takes place in June.
Do you have a favorite trail in need of some TLC? A lake that needs a clean up? Have a group looking for an educational and rewarding time out helping our public lands? Or are interested in adopting an area? Please contact us using the contact form or 760-873-6500.
Since 2008, Friends of the Inyo has employed professional, paid crews that work on public lands from the Inyo Mountains to Mono Lake. Your donations and membership contributions support their work on the land.