Instagram Links

Instagram does not have clickable links within the post caption, but a link is allowed in the bio for an Instagram account. This is a list of links (some times referred to as "link in bio" or "linktree") related to Instagram posts by the Sierra Club Range of Light Group's Instagram -- @sierraclubrolg.

February 11, 2024

A company is once again proposing to add a pumped storage facility near Haiwee Reservoir south of Olancha, Inyo County. They've applied for a permit to study feasibility of a closed-loop pumped storage hydropower plant.

The proposal identifies 3 possible sites for the upper reservoir: McCloud, Little Cactus, and Haiwee Canyon Reservoir. Two of these sites are above the existing Haiwee reservoir and the other is on the other side of the 395 close to the South Sierra Wilderness. The lower reservoir would be the proposed North Haiwee 2 reservoir.

This project would involve building dams, reservoirs, penstocks, pipelines, tunnels, electrical transmission lines, generators, structures, and roads, all destructive and damaging to the current high desert ecosystem. The estimated cost for just this feasibility study part of the project is $5 million.

Little Cactus is Joshua tree woodland. Both McCloud and Little Cactus sites are in the Mojave ground squirrel Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC), a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) protection designation. Both are within the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA). In 1976, Congress designated 25-million acres of resource rich desert lands in California as the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA). In 2009, Congress acted to include lands managed for conservation purposes within the CDCA as part of the National Conservation Lands. Both are also within the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP). The DRECP is a landscape-level plan that streamlines renewable energy development while conserving unique and valuable desert ecosystems and providing outdoor recreation opportunities. It is a collaborative effort between the California Energy Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Here are a few resources about the project:

https://www.govinfo.gov/.../FR-2024-01-30/pdf/2024-01730.pdf

https://public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2024-01730.pdf

A copy of the application and other documents can be viewed at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp.

Click eLibrary Search Form and enter the docket number (P-15307) in the docket number field to access the document.

https://www.sierraclub.org/.../haiwee-hydro-pumped-storage

January 30, 2024

Polaris Mineral Exploration Project Scoping Comments

The US Forest Service is seeking public comments specific to the proposed Polaris Mineral Exploration Project. The purpose for this comment period is to provide an opportunity for public participation prior to a decision. Submission of comments during this period is required to establish objection eligibility and to meet the NEPA requirements for public scoping. In order to be eligible to file an objection, specific written comments related to the Project must be submitted during this Scoping and Notice of Proposed Action (SNOPA) and Opportunity to Comment period.

More information here: https://www.sierraclub.org/toiyabe/range-light/blog/2024/01/what-exploratory-drilling-looks-sawtooth-ridge

This is the link to the Forest Service’s project page:

https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=65353&exp=overview, which additionally lists that the close of the comment period is February 20, 2024. Only those who submit timely and specific written comments regarding the proposed project during a public comment period established by the responsible official are eligible to file an objection under 36 CFR 218.

Written comments must be submitted to Aaron Coogan, District Ranger, HC 62 Box 1000, 75694 US 395 Bridgeport, CA 93517. Electronic comments can be submitted using the project webpage at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=65353.

For objection eligibility each individual or representative from each entity submitting timely and specific written comments regarding the proposed Project must either sign the comments or verify identity upon request.

October 7, 2023

Amargosa Basin National Monument

Susan Sorrells will be speaking in person in Bishop, CA, Wednesday, October 18, 2023, about the creation of the Amargosa Basin National Monument. It's a hybrid meeting so it will also be zoomcast.

Here's a link to the New Yorker article about Susan:

https://www.newyorker.com/.../us.../the-queen-of-the-desert

And the New York Times article:

https://www.nytimes.com/.../amargosa-death-valley-mojave...

#AmargosaBasinNationalMonument

#amargosa

#desert

#pupfish

#vole

No registration necessary for the zoomcast.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81573548665...

Posted October 8, 2023

conglomerate_mesa_wildlife

Check out the Conglomerate Mesa wildlife slideshow on our website:

https://www.sierraclub.org/toiyabe/range-light/blog/2023/09/conglomerate-mesa-wildlife

Just a friendly reminder that this next round of comments are due October 16, 2023.

Here's the link to where you can submit comments: https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2022050/570

Read the document and then when you're ready to submit comments, click the Participate Now button.

posted August 8, 2023

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast

California’s legacy of gold mining goes back generations, but as the world of mining has evolved, so too have our ideas about public lands. Today’s mining projects are still dictated by the 1872 Mining Law, leaving land managers little recourse to say no to environmentally damaging projects. Last spring, environmental advocates and cycling enthusiasts Emily Markstein and Amber Rassler organized a bike tour along the Eastern Sierra to see firsthand the spaces under imminent threat from mining projects– and to learn that some things are worth more than gold.

Dirtbag Diaries episode for No Hot Creek Mine

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Biden commits to honoring tribes by protecting public lands in Nevada

Avi Kwa Ame

The night sky looms over the Knob Hill area of the proposed Avi Kwa Ame National Monument in Boulder City, Nev. (Kyle Grillot)

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Sierra Club California Annual Summit - Leading the Way: Climate Action at Every Level
More information and registration.

SCC Annual Summit - Leading the Way: Climate Action at Every Level

Posted October 11, 2022

Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway Route 395 Cleanup
Saturday, October 15, 8.00 am

Range of Light Group Adopt-A-Highway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mono Lake BioBlitz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted September 27, 2022

Eastern Sierra National Drive Electric Week "Show and Tell"

Eastern Sierra National Drive Electric Week "Show and Tell"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Great Sierra River Cleanup

Great Sierra River Cleanup 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inyo Rock Daisy

The California Fish and Game Commission agreed today to temporarily protect Inyo rock daisies under the California Endangered Species Act while the state studies whether to safeguard them permanently.

“This vote moves this special wildflower one step closer to protection,” said botanist Maria Jesus, whose field surveys document the plant’s current range. “With the threat of an industrial-scale mine looming on the horizon, the outcome of the state’s research will shape the fate of this rare daisy.”

Posted 8/26/2002

Pizza in the Park! Sunday 8/21

Pizza

Please RSVP at INYO350action@gmail.com so we’ll have plenty of food and drink.

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