The draft environmental impact statement (EIS) and draft forest plans for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests have been released. The Notice of Availability for these documents published May 27, 2016.The notice initiates the 90-day public comment period, which closes August 25, 2016. The most updated information, draft EIS and draft forest plans are available at the Forest Plan Revision project website: http://tinyurl.com/r5earlyadopters.
Located in California's beautiful Eastern Sierra, the Inyo National Forest offers clean air, crystal blue skies, mountain lakes and streams, challenging trails, high mountain peaks, and beautiful views. With over two million acres, the Inyo National Forest is home to many natural wonders including Mt. Whitney, Mono Lake, Mammoth Lakes Basin, and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. More than 800,000 acres are in nine Congressionally-designated Wilderness Areas.
Recreational opportunities include camping, picnicking, hiking, backpacking, equestrian use, and off-highway vehicle use. Ski resorts offer alpine skiing and snowboarding; over 100 miles of trails groomed for multiple purpose winter use (snowmobile, ski, and snowshoe), and approximately 45 miles of trails groomed for cross-country skiing.