Located in California's spectacular Eastern Sierra, Mono Lake is an oasis in the dry Great Basin and a vital habitat for millions of migratory and nesting birds. Visit Mono Lake and Lee Vining near Yosemite, learn about Mono Basin natural history, political history, and the Mono Lake Committee's efforts to protect it and educate the public about the lake and the impacts of excessive water use.
Mono Lake Committee Scholarship There’s no place like Mono Lake; words cannot describe how beautiful this place is. The atmosphere here makes you feel at peace with yourself. Not only do people from all over the world come here; photographers, journalists, ornithologists, but even locals come to connect with nature. As I am meditating on the.
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Mono Lake isn’t just a lake, it’s a special lake. This lake is ever changing, there’s always something new. Every hind around me is peaceful and yet buzzing with life. Places like Mono Lake matter because it gives people the chance to connect w tit nature and in today’s overstretched world it’s important to rest and reflect on life. In the cit y, there’s no woods for people.
Educating the public about Mono Lake and the impacts of excessive water use is the centerpiece of the Mono Lake Committee's mission. Every year the Mono Lake Committee leads education programs that reach thousands of people. Before 1978, few people in California had ever heard of Mono Lake, yet millions of people in Los Angeles were unknowingly using water diverted from its tributary streams.
Over the years the Mono Lake Committee, working with the National Audubon Society and CalTrout, has pursued litigation which can be divided into two broad categories: 1. The protection of Mono Lake through the enforcement of the Public Trust Doctrine. Dating from the time of Roman law, this ancient legal doctrine protects navigable bodies of water for the use and benefit of all the people. In.
Gaines formed the Mono Lake Committee in 1978. He and Sally Judy, a UC Davis student, led the committee and pursued an informational tour of California. They joined with the Audubon Society to fight a now famous court battle, the National Audubon Society v. Superior Court, to protect Mono Lake through state public trust laws. While these efforts have resulted in positive change, the surface.
The newly-formed Mono Lake Committee decided to focus on three areas of action: legal, legislative, and educational. In 1980, the MLC acquired a building on Highway 395 in Lee Vining for their headquarters. The Mono Lake Information Center opened at this location on Memorial Day weekend, 1980. In order to attract more visitors, the Information Center also functioned as the Lee Vining Chamber.
The recent battle over Mono Lake was part of a larger effort to limit Los Angeles’s diversion of water from the Owens Valley and Mono Basin. In the 1970s, as the city shipped more water down the aqueduct, Mono Lake’s water level fell sharply. By 1981 it was 46 feet below where it had been in 1940. Fearing further loss, the National Audubon Society, Friends of the Earth, the Sierra Club.
Mono Lake is a striking blue oasis in the eastern California surrounded by desert peaks, volcanoes, and the Sierra Nevada. Strange tufa tower formations and saline waters lie at the edge of mountain streams and snow-capped mountains. Millions of birds, trillions of brine shrimp, and countless alkali flies contribute to one of the most productive lake ecosystems on the planet. In 1941, the Los.
Mono Lake is one of the most famous California nature photography sites, that fame is a consequence of both it’s photographic and environmental history. Environmentally it supports the second largest population of California gulls (the first, paradoxically, being in Utah), that support was threatened by the diversion of streams that provide water to the late for use by the Los Angeles.
Settlements of gold miners came and went quickly in the last half of the 19th century. With the collapse of mining in the 1880s, Mono Lake began its irregular career as a resort destination. As late as the 1930s, hotels attracted tourists to the lake by claiming its waters had healing properties. Until the 1950s, excursion boats sometimes.
The Mono Lake Committee is a non-profit citizens' group dedicated to protecting and restoring the Mono Basin ecosystem, educating the public about Mono Lake and the impacts on the environment of excessive water use, and promoting cooperative solutions that protect Mono Lake and meet real water needs without transferring environmental problems to other areas. Ruling Year 1985. Principal Officer.
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Located in California's spectacular Eastern Sierra, Mono Lake is an oasis in the dry Great Basin and a vital habitat for millions of migratory and nesting birds. For over 30 years the Mono Lake Committee has been working to protect Mono Lake from destruction, to heal the damage done in the Mono Basin, and to educate the public about the natural environment and wise water use. 51365 Highway 395.
Dedicated to protecting and restoring the Mono Basin ecosystems, the Mono Lake Committee operates an information center and bookstore in Lee Vining. The bookstore is filled with guides, maps, and books on Mono Lake, and the surrounding Mono Basin. All proceeds support the important work the committee does to protect and restore Mono Lake. For more information call 760-647-6595. Essential Mono.
This is not a vote for deletion, and the Mono Lake Committee is far from non-notable. It was an organization that single-handedly stopped the City of Los Angeles from destroying what was left of the Mono Lake ecosystem, and through its lawsuits set new precedents in water-rights policy and law across the West. Highly notable. Definitely not biased. FCYTravis 02:59, 13 December 2005 (UTC) Vote.
In 1979, the Mono Lake Committee and the National Audubon Society filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles,5 alleging in part that Los Angeles's diversions violated the public trust doctrine by destroying the environmental values of a navigable lake. Although the public trust had never been applied to appropriative water rights, precedent existed for the allegation. Cases going back to the days of.
The Mono Lake Committee is a citizen's group dedicated to protecting and restoring the Mono Basin Ecosystem, educating the public about Mono Lake and the impacts on the environment of excessive water use, and promoting cooperative solutions that protect Mono Lake and meet real water needs without transferring environmental problems to other areas. Since 1978, the Committee has fought to.