Upper Owens Watershed Enhancement and Outreach

Meadow restoration throughout watershed

Fish population surveys in Mammoth Creek completed in October 2016

Featured in the Sheet, October 8, 2016



Long-term Goal

Restore the ecological health of the Upper Owens watershed and improve local angling opportunities in Mammoth and Hot Creeks and the Owens River.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Held outreach events in the Mammoth area to generate awareness of importance of the Sierra headwaters. In order to balance the needs of fish and people in the region, outreach efforts were focused on water as a common resource;
  • Implemented Mammoth Basin project to restore Sherwin meadow and Mammoth Creek corridor in partnership with Anhauser-Busch Foundation and the Inyo National Forest.

What We Will Achieve in 2016-17

  • Coordinate outreach events throughout Inyo and Mono Counties directed to three main groups: youth, adults, and tourists. Planned events include:
    • Lead Mammoth Middle School water-related assemblies;
    • Hold monthly Water Club meetings at Mammoth Middle School including field trips and engaging students in water outreach and public education;
    • Attend area fisheries commission and guide meetings;
    • Lead water-oriented naturalist programs in Mammoth Lakes and beyond;
    • Attend and exhibit at major film, environmental and outdoor festivals in the Eastern Sierra;
  • Complete a fishery population and condition assessment for Mammoth Creek.

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