Archive - Apr 6, 2013
Less than a month after reaching an agreement with Inyo County to mitigate impacts to services created by the Hidden Hills Solar Project, the proponent, BrightSource Energy, Inc., has pulled its permit application and put the project on hiatus.
BrightSource announced this week that it has withdrawn its application for the 250 megawatt, 3,280-acre project proposed in southeast Inyo County, citing â€śchallenges associated with the project schedule and uncertainty around the timing of transmission upgrades.â€ť
With the population of the endangered Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep at 500 and rising, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is attempting to establish a new herd near Olancha Peak.
The DFW worked March 25-27 to relocate 14 bighorn sheep from healthy herds to the Olancha Peak area, which was home to a herd that died out in the early 1900s.
The creation of the Olancha Peak herd represents the first reintroduction of Sierra bighorn to historical habitat since 1986.
Mixed reviews are coming in for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Powerâ€™s proposal to develop a workable plan for long-term dust and habitat control on Owens Lake.
Upcoming festivities will celebrate a Southern Inyo treasure with tours, films, workshops and a membership drive this month.
The Alabama Hills Stewardship Group will hold its Second Annual Alabama Hills Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 in Lone Pine at the convention center, in the film museum and out among hills.
AHSG invites the public to participate in this special, free event. Family and friends are welcome to show their support for the Alabama Hills, enjoy a unique learning experience and make this another successful event.
Local crisis centers are reaching out to the public by adding awareness-raising events to their ongoing services as a part of this monthâ€™s nationwide Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Prevention Month campaigns.
In the face of pervasive sexual abuse against women, men and children, Owen Valleyâ€™s Wild Iris Crisis Centers are increasing their activities in tandem with Aprilâ€™s national Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.