In November 2017, The Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, in partnership with Friends of the Inyo and the U.S. Forest Service, helped restore habitat that has been damaged due to unauthorized OHV use. Antelope Bitterbrush plants grown from locally collected seed bythe California Native Plant Society Cooperative Plant Nursery in Bishop, were selected to be planted to because they’re a very hardy plant and native to the area. We were able to plant about 150 individual plants on approximately a 350 ft. stretch of land. Due to a spectacular turn out from our volunteers we were able to plant the entirety of the restoration area.
Round Fire Restoration
Join us to plant 2000 Jeffrey pine tree seedlings in a forested area burned during the Round Fire around Swall Meadows. The planting will occur Thursday, April 19, meeting at 9:00 a.m. at the intersection of Rock Creek and Swall Meadows Roads. Please RSVP to Eric Vane (ericdvane.fs.fed.us or 760.924.5509) or Scott Kusumoto ( or 760.924.5522).
All equipment needed to plant trees will be provided (seedlings, planting bags, auger, hoedads, McLeods, etc). Participants must bring their own personal protection equipment (long pants and sleeves, sunscreen, gloves, sunglasses), your enthusiasm, and a lunch. Water and gatorade will be provided.