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 sustain healthy public lands and ensure quality experiences for all through trail and road maintenance, habitat restoration, invasive species control, and facilites upkeep with volunteers and paid staff.

Volunteer Stewardship

Get Out, Give Back.

Each year over 2.5 million people enjoy the Inyo National Forest. Millions more explore Death Valley, the Bodie Hills and countless other inspiring destinations around the Eastern Sierra. Friends of the Inyo members and volunteers work alongside agency staff to ensure the places we all love stay wild, healthy and accessible.

Here are some ways to get involved:

  • Mammoth Lakes Summer of Stewardship: Join us for the Seventh consecutive year of daylong volunteer events to clean up some of the favorite places throughout the Mammoth Lakes Trail System. SOS is made possible through funding from the Town of Mammoth Lakes - Mammoth Lakes Trail System in partnership with Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access and the Inyo National Forest.

  • Customized Group Trips: universities, schools and businesses--even family reunions--can add stewardship to their mountain retreat agenda.

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.

Professional Stewardship Crews

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.


Each week from the beginning of June to the end of September, Friends of the Inyo's Lakes Basin Stewards will be providing updated trail conditions for trails in and around the Mammoth Lakes Basin.