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I'm not sure if 2020 went by too quickly or too slowly, but amidst a truly challenging year, all of us at Friends of the Inyo are thankful for your constant support. Though our programs and events looked different this year, we were able to continue our dedicated work. I hope you enjoy the last issue of the Juniper in the year 2020.

In this issue of the Juniper you will read writing from our Backcountry Ranger intern and find an update on the fight to win federal recognition for the Mono Lake Kutzadika’a Tribe. You'll also have the opportunity to watch a video made by our friends at EcoFlight on Conglomerate Mesa, as well as read our latest issue of the Jeffrey Pine Journal.


Kyle Hamada
Communications Director


Friday, December 18th
7:00-8:30pm PST via Zoom
$20 suggested donation*

Join us for an exclusive evening with professional skier
Sage Cattabriga-Alosa

Friends of the Inyo is proud to present an exclusive virtual event featuring special guest Sage Cattabriga-Alosa. Sage is a world-renowned freeskier, mountain biker, and filmmaker. Join us as he takes us through a curated set of video clips featuring some of his gnarliest descents and most daring adventures. We’ll have a conversation about how he finds balance in his life and why he cares about the protection and health of our public lands. Then you’ll have the opportunity to ask him your own questions in a Q&A session. If you aren’t stoked for winter yet, you will be after this!

*If the suggested donation is a barrier to entry you can request free admission.


About Sage

A professional skier for nearly 20 years, Sage has been a staple of big mountain skiing, appearing in over 25 films. Beyond being an athlete, film production and content creation have become a creative outlet, allowing him to showcase skiing and mountain biking through his films “Elemental” and “Balance.” Learn more about Sage at thenorthface.com.


Reflections from our 2020 Backcountry Ranger Intern 

Each year, Friends of the Inyo funds an intern for the Sierra National Forest with a generous donation from Rick Kattelmann and Sally Gaines. We are proud of the work and perspectives gained by David Carpenter in 2020 through his participation in the program. Read more about David and his experience with the Sierra National Forest in our blog post.


New Legislation Seeks Federal Recognition
for the Mono Lake Kutzadika’a Tribe

This Autumn, Congressman Paul Cook introduced legislation to recognize the tribal sovereignty of the Mono Lake Kutzadika’a tribe. In 2019, Friends of the Inyo submitted a letter of support urging Congressman Cook to move legislation forward recognizing the identity and history of his constituents. Read more in Jora's blog post.


Take an EcoFlight Over Conglomerate Mesa

Join us on a guided flight over Conglomerate Mesa with Desert Lands Organizer Bryan Hatchell in this video created by our partners at EcoFlight. View the Mesa from a whole new perspective and learn about the area’s precious values and the threats they are facing from mining giant K2 Gold and their “Mojave Project.” Click below to watch the video.


Fall 2020 Jeffrey Pine Journal

You can read our fall 2020 issue of the Jeffrey Pine Journal, our biannual magazine, online now. Our latest issue features articles on Conglomerate Mesa, reflections from our Trail Ambassadors, the Sierra Trash Eliminators, and Solitude Canyon. You can also read a beautiful featured piece by local author, Kendra Atleework, about life during the pandemic and wildfires. Read the latest Jeffrey Pine Journal online today.


Reminder: New Office Location

I'd like to remind you that we have moved from our previous location on Barlow Lane to a new downtown office on West Line Street. Please also take a moment to update our address in your contact records so that all donations and correspondence will go to the right address. 

Friends of the Inyo
621 W. Line St., Suite 201
Bishop, CA 93514

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Thank you for your generous support

Friends of the Inyo appreciates the following organizations and local businesses for their generous sponsorship of our programs:

Friends of the Inyo
621 W Line St Suite 201  | Bishop, California 93514
(760) 873-6500 | info@friendsoftheinyo.org

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