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Possible impacts from solar ranch still a sticking point

September 27, 2013

Residents wanting to go on record with comments in response to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s proposed Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch now have until Nov. 2 to do so.
The public comment period for LADWP’s Draft Environment Impact Report has been extended from 45 days to 60 total and, in addition to two recent meetings held in the Owens Valley, may also include a hearing in Los Angeles to gather the input of stakeholders there – specifically, members of the Japanese American community with close ties to Manzanar National Historic Site.

Residents give officials an earful on frog habitat

September 27, 2013

Residents of the Eastern Sierra gathered Monday to speak with state and federal representatives who are proposing to list more than 2,000 acres of the Sierra as critical habitat for the yellow legged frog and Yosemite toad.
Inyo National Forest Supervisor Ed Armenta, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Desert Area Assistant Field Supervisor Carl Benz, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Environmental Scientist and Fisheries Biologist James Erdman, Jr. and California Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Supervisor Heidi Sickler attended to answer what questions they could Monday.

City officials gearing up for Adventure Trails

September 27, 2013

Bishop residents gathered Wednesday evening to discuss the proposed route maps for the pilot Adventure Trails program.
City and county officials, with the help of the ATV Adventure Trails group, have released four proposed routes within the city limits that, if approved, will be classified as “dual use” and be open to licensed drivers of off-highway vehicles such as dirt bikes, quads and side-by-sides like the Yamaha Rhino.

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