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We’re Hiring Bishop Climbing Rangers!

The Bishop Area Climbing Ranger position is a collaboration among the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Inyo National Forest (INF), LA Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Bishop Area Climbers Coalition (BACC), Bishop Chamber of Commerce (BCC), Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (ESIA), and Friends of the Inyo (FOI) to promote climbing conservation in the Bishop, CA. Area – specifically in Pine Creek, the Buttermilks, the Volcanic Tablelands, and the Owens River Gorge. Climbing Rangers will support local land managers and supporting organizations by performing a variety of tasks to preserve and maintain our [...]


Manzanar National Historic Site News Release For Immediate Release: May 3, 2022 Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association’s (ESIA) edition of Ansel Adams’ Born Free and Equal: The Story of Loyal Japanese-Americans was recognized by the Public Lands Alliance as a Publication of the Year for 2022. It is a limited-edition reprint of Ansel Adams’ book, published by U.S. Camera in 1944. He developed the images and text after several visits to Manzanar in 1943 and 1944.  “The Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association board and staff are honored to join the Manzanar National Historic [...]

Manzanar Features “Go For Broke Spirit” Event & Exhibit

In recognition of the 80th anniversaries of President Franklin D. Roosevelt issuing Executive Order 9066 on February 19, and the opening of Manzanar in late March 1942, the National Park Service is hosting a Day of Remembrance virtual event and an on-site showing of part of photographer Shane Sato’s “Go For Broke Spirit” exhibit. The contemporary—and contemplative—photos feature Japanese American veterans of World War II, wearing military uniforms. The nine larger-than-life portraits are accompanied by short biographies about the men and small candid photos as they looked during World War II. “I want people [...]

Camp Like a Pro in the Eastern Sierra

And just like that, summer is here. The mercury hit 100 degrees this week in Bishop, and up high, the snow is melting fast. Whether you’re from close by or cover a lot of ground to get to the Eastside, there’s no better way to experience all our landscapes and ecosystems than by making ourselves at home outdoors. Camping seems really simple: you grab a tent, stoke a fire, and look up at the stars. But being a responsible camper means being prepared and knowledgeable about how our actions affect the landscape, communities, and [...]

Spring in the Alpine: Tips for Backcountry Travel

Can we talk about how wonderful spring in the Eastern Sierra is? Down here at the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Associations headquarters in Bishop, birds are chirping, trees are blossoming, and warm temperatures mean t-shirts and flip flops once again. But up high in the mountains, it still feels like winter, with fun skiing conditions and beautiful views.   Just because the roads up into the mountains will soon be opening doesn’t mean that we’re in the clear for avalanche danger, though. And these are not just tips for skiers and snowboarders: hikers, snowmobilers, and snowshoers could inadvertently find themselves in avalanche terrain. Even if [...]

We’re hiring bookstore associates for the 2020 summer season

We’re hiring bookstore sales associates for the 2020 summer season. We are currently seeking enthusiastic and professional sales associates to join our retail team for the 2020 summer season! The ideal candidate has retail experience, exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills, and a passion for the Eastern Sierra. Positions will be available  at our visitor center bookstores in Lone Pine, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Mammoth Lakes, and Mono Basin. To apply, email your resumé to .