Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 20, 2019

California Fall Color Reports & Locations

Where to See Fall Color in California: reports and locations

See links to fall color reports in other parts of the U.S. and Canada and fall foliage photo tips at Fall Color: Reports, Drives, Walks, and Locations

Add your fall color observations as a comment.

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 11, 2019

Anza-Borrego Wildflowers Bloom 11/8/19

 Anza-Borrego Wildflowers Guide has a post with photos in bloom on November/08/2019 from a  survey north of Third Crossing in Anza-Borrego. See photos at  https://borregowildflowers.org/pages/blooming.html

 

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 11, 2019

Towns like Mammoth want control of Forest Service recreation 

The LA Times has an article on efforts by local towns to help finance national forest recreation services that have been severely cut by the federal government.

In the shadow of Mt. Whitney, local officials frustrated by U.S. Forest Service budget cuts want to take charge of recreation facilities in the Eastern Sierra. Some conservationists are wary.

Read full article that discusses the positive and negative aspects of local funding of national forest recreation areas at  Towns like Mammoth want control of Forest Service recreation – Los Angeles Times

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 10, 2019

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator Job Opportunity

GIS Coordinator

Compensation: $82,128.17 – 99,847.83 anually
Opening date: October 11, 2019
Closing date: November 15, 2019

We are currently recruiting for a full-time Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator – a critical team member who will support planning for the land conservation activities of Ag + Open Space. This position is assigned to Ag + Open Space’s Conservation Planning Program. This is an excellent opportunity to join a mission-driven organization with a passion for protecting lands that contribute to Sonoma County’s scenic beauty, local agriculture, native habitats and recreational lands.

Click read more about job position and how to apply

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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 10, 2019

Evaporating National Park Staff Levels

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility News Release

As both the number of parks and visitation has swelled over the past decade, the number of full-time staff employed by National Park Service (NPS) has been in steep decline, falling by more than 3,500 or 16% since 2011, according to agency figures released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. These growing shortfalls compromise the ability of the parks to protect both their resources and the visiting public.

The National Park System is now responsible for more than 85 million acres of land and has grown to 419 diverse units, including parks, battlefields, historic sites, monuments, seashores, and scenic trails. In 2018, nearly 320 million people visited national parks, a number roughly equivalent to the total U.S. population.

In contrast to this large and increasing workload, overall staffing, as measured by full-time equivalent employees (FTEs), has fallen sharply since 2011 through 2019, including –

  • A decline in Park Protection staff of 20% or 613 fewer rangers, law enforcement, and emergency services staff;
  • Visitor Services staffing has decreased by a similar amount, 19%, or 554 fewer slots; and
  • Resource Stewardship has dropped by 16% or 420 fewer positions.

“These figures reflect a serious erosion in our ability to safeguard some of the most iconic areas in the United States for current and future generations,” stated PEER Executive Director Tim Whitehouse, pointing out that Trump administration budget proposals call for even deeper NPS staffing cuts. “Unfortunately, we see nothing the wings to prevent Park Service staff levels from falling even further in the coming decade.”

While the backlog of needed park maintenance and infrastructure projects has ballooned to roughly $12 billion, NPS facilities operation and maintenance staffing has decreased the most of any major workforce component – a 21% drop or 1,106 fewer FTEs.

“Our national park system is suffering from chronic wasting disease and headed for a serious breakdown,” added Whitehouse, noting that, among other shortfalls, NPS has had no permanent director under Trump. “In 2016, our national park System celebrated its centennial but today we see a system stumbling into its second century, without support, a strategy, or leadership,”

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 9, 2019

Help Support Bird Bird-Safe Buildings in Berkeley

from Golden Gate Audubon
ACTION ALERT:
Up to 1 billion birds die in window collisions each year….
Support a bird-safe building ordinance for Berkeley!
Next Tuesday, November 12, Berkeley has a chance to join the forefront of cities protecting their bird populations.

The City Council will consider a Bird-Safe Building and Dark Skies ordinance that we at Golden Gate Audubon Society support and helped develop. Like similar ordinances we’ve helped pass in San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, and Alameda, it will apply to new construction or major remodels and will require builders or property owners to take steps to prevent bird-building collisions.

The city’s Community Environmental Action Commission has recommended approval of the Bird Safety and Dark Skies Ordinance.

But to ensure its passage, the Council needs to hear from Berkeley residents – like you.

What you can do:

Email your support for the Bird-Safe Building and Dark Skies ordinance  to council@cityofberkeley.info  Please do this as soon as possible—today!—so that the Council members and Mayor can read your comments before the meeting. The ordinance is item 32 on the November 12 agenda. Let them know you are a city resident.

Join us on Tuesday at the Council meeting in the School District Board Room (1231 Addison Street)  to speak in favor of Bird-Safe Buildings. The meeting starts at 6 p.m., but this is item 32 on the agenda, so it may be not be heard until late in the evening. People will have an opportunity to give short statements of two minutes or less.

Click here to read the proposed ordinance.

Click here for background information on bird-safe buildings and Berkeley birds.

Below are some quick talking/writing points. But the most important thing is to speak from your own love of birds, and let them know you’re a Berkeley resident.

Our resident and migratory birds face many pressures today, from climate change to loss of habitat. This is one small but significant step we can take to help them survive.

Click read for Talking/Writing Points for Bird-Safe Buildings in Berkeley
Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 9, 2019

North Taurid meteors to peak in moonlight 11/11 to 11/12

EarthSky reports

The long-last North Taurid meteor shower may reach its annual peak from around late evening on November 11, 2019, until the wee morning hours on November 12. Unlike some meteor showers, though, the North Taurids don’t exhibit a sharp peak, so the meteor rates may remain fairly steady throughout the coming week. Now here’s the bad news. The North Taurids are peaking this under the glaring light of the full moon, which comes on November 12.

Read more at  North Taurid meteors to peak in moonlight | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 9, 2019

Why Christmas Bird Counts Are Important

Bird Studies Canada  reports on Why Christmas Bird Count Milestones Matter for Birds

a recent article in the journal Science on research that used data from Citizen Science programs, including the CBC, to estimate trends in bird populations. The results suggest that the size of North America’s bird population has decreased by nearly three billion birds compared to only 50 years ago! Although this news is frightening, the birds would have been worse off had these changes not been documented.

Read more at Why Christmas Bird Count Milestones Matter for Birds

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 8, 2019

Nevada Sage-Grouse Habitat Saved

Center for Biological Diversity News Release

Court Order Forces Trump Administration to Pull Sage-Grouse Habitat From Nevada Oil Auction

ELY, Nevada― The Bureau of Land Management has pulled 332,247 acres from a Nov. 12 oil and gas lease auction in western Nevada in response to a court order blocking Trump administration plans that gutted protections for greater sage grouse.

“Taking sensitive sage-grouse habitats off the auction block is the right thing for the BLM to do, because public lands that aren’t leased for fossil fuel extraction don’t suffer from future industrial impacts,” said Erik Molvar, a wildlife biologist and executive director with Western Watersheds Project. “Nevada doesn’t presently have the heavily industrialized sage-grouse habitats that you see in Wyoming and Utah, and if we want to recover the sage grouse, it’s important to keep them undeveloped.”

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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 8, 2019

Early Settlement of Santa Cruz Island

Channel Islands National Park News Release

Understanding Early Human Settlement on Santa Cruz Island

Ventura, CA — On Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm, Dr. Amy Gusick will provide a lecture on how early people on Santa Cruz Island adapted to a rapidly changing environment at the end of the last glacial period.

Gusick’s research indicates that, as the climate changed, early islanders made a significant shift in diet from primarily protein-based seafood to more carbohydrate rich food sources. According to Gusick, this transition, along with the need to obtain other necessary resources like water and tool-making stone, caused the people living on Santa Cruz Island to become more mobile and to utilize more locations on the islands than they had previously.

The Channel Islands have some of the highest densities of early human habitation sites in the Western Hemisphere. The knowledge gained through Gusick’s research helps create a better understanding of how people lived during this time period.

Dr. Gusick is the Associate Curator for Archaeology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. She is an environmental archaeologist with extensive experience in island and coastal archaeology. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2012.

Gusick’s lecture will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at 7:00 pm at the Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center, 1901 Spinnaker Drive in Ventura Harbor. The program is free and open to the public.

This talk, part of the From Shore to Sea lecture series, is sponsored by Channel Islands National Park to further the understanding of the Channel Islands and surrounding waters. The 2019 lecture series will take place at 7:00 pm on the second Thursday of the month, March through May and September through November.

This lecture can also be viewed live online, at: Shore to Sea lecture series.

Lectures are recorded and posted at: http://www.nps.gov/chis/learn/photosmultimedia/from-shore-to-sea-lecture-videos.htm

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 7, 2019

About Fireflies

Xerces Society reports

Fireflies are best known for their showy nighttime displays, but not all fireflies flash at night. The common name “firefly” not only includes familiar flashing species (a.k.a. lightning bugs), but also the more cryptic glow-worms and daytime dark fireflies, whose adults—as their name suggests—are active during the day and rely on chemical pheromones rather than bioluminescence to communicate. Glow-worms, like flashing fireflies, are active during dusk or nighttime and use bioluminescence (but glowing, not flashing) to communicate. While males look like typical fireflies, glow-worm females resemble larvae; they cannot fly because their wings are short or absent. Fireflies face numerous challenges, including increasing light pollution, habitat loss, pesticide use, and climate change. These threats affect firefly species in different ways, depending on each species’ life history traits and specific habitat requirements.

Read full article at  About Fireflies | Xerces Society

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 7, 2019

Eastern National Forest Fall Colors 11/7/19

Eastern Regional National Forests have the following fall color reports

llinois

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie The prairie has mostly turned brown for the season, some green remains in the wetlands. A close to 2.5” snowfall on Halloween knocked off most of the leaves from the trees and that paired with unseasonably low temperatures coming in the next week will bring the fall colors season to an end at Midewin. We celebrated National Bison Day on Saturday, November 2 with guided prairie and bison hikes throughout the day.Shawnee National Forest

Our current color condition is all golden and beautiful browns we had a slow start but the “Shawnee National Forest” in Southern Illinois now is a beautiful backdrop any photographer would love.

Indiana

Hoosier National Forest While the peak of fall colors may have passed there is still plenty to see. A lot of the leaves have fallen off but the oaks and maples are hanging on. The oaks have now turned to beautiful deep purples and various shades of brown while the maples still have some reds and yellows. A hike through the Forest now would be a nice change as one would be able to see deep into areas one wouldn’t normally see when the trees and bushes are full. The forecast for the weekend is clear and in the mid-50s. This weekend may be the last time to get out before winter hiking! If you haven’t explored your Forest at any time other than the spring and summer this weekend would be ideal.

Michigan

Huron-Manistee National Forests We are still seeing beautiful color lingering in the trees in Huron-Manistee National Forests, but with a cold front and snow blowing in we are expecting to see plenty of white blanketing what remains of the fall foliage in northern Michigan.

Minnesota

Chippewa National Forest Fall colors have come and gone on the Chippewa National Forest. A few remaining leaves are still scattered on various trees, but the primary leaf color now is the green of the conifers; pines, spruces and balsam fir. So time to start thinking about picking out that perfect Christmas tree on the Forest.

Forest animals are preparing for winter. You will see winter birds including blue jays, red-breasted nuthatches, chickadees, gray jays, and even black-billed magpies. Barred owls are often seen flying over roads at dawn in pursuit of prey. White-tailed deer are active early to mid-morning and early evening. The spots on the fawns have faded and the adult coats are turning darker gray. Larger flocks of geese are seen flying overhead. Bald eagles are seen soaring over lakes and roosting in trees along the shore. Lakes appear to be starting to turn over, dispersing oxygen from the top layers of the lake to the bottom.

New Hampshire

State & Private Forestry – Durham, NH Field Office Fall foliage color has faded from most parts across New England and New York, though there is still some isolated color to be found in places, particularly near the Atlantic coastline and in extreme southern parts.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny National Forest It has been a great fall season on the Allegheny National Forest. Our forest had some beautiful fall colors this year!

Now as winter approaches are trees have lost their leaves. Check back next fall for more updates and fall photos.

West Virginia

Monongahela National Forest Fall colors are past peak however, some areas still show an abundance of color. Weather conditions will become increasingly windy, rainy and snowy which will remove the remaining leaves. For more information on fall foliage please visit https://wvtourism.com/fall/.

State & Private Forestry – Morgantown, WV Field Office 

We have been having some beautiful Fall weather lately–crisp and clear most days! Fall color is just past peak. That is not to say that there is no color left and all the leaves are down. The oaks, which are the last to change, are just now changing and turning russet, as well as dark and rusty reds. There is another wintery cold front coming with snow forecast at the higher elevations, so this weekend should be nice for those who like more of a winter crispness to the air.

As always when visiting your national forests, safety first. Know before you go!

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 7, 2019

Redwood Parks Trail Closure

California State Parks National Park Service Redwood Parks Conservancy announcement

Important news for visitors to Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park: California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, National Park Service, and Redwood Parks Conservancy have begun a project within the park to safeguard the Grove of Titans. Beginning Nov. 6, 2019, construction will begin on a 1,300-foot-long elevated walkway through the grove. During construction, from November 2019 to May 2021, the Mill Creek Trail will be closed from Howland Hill Road to the Smith River. Access to the Grove of Titans is closed. For park visitors’ safety, the area around the Grove of Titans will be fenced off and closed. Any park visitors in violation of the posted closure will be subject to a citation.

Park visitors may use the nearby Boy Scout Tree, Nickerson Ranch, Little Bald Hills, or Stout Grove trails, which are accessible from Howland Hill Road. For more recommendations on trail alternatives to avoid the potentially hazardous construction area, visit the California State Parks website.

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 7, 2019

Project FeederWatch Starts This Week

The Project FeederWatch citizen science project starts this week. It consists of counting birds in your yard.

Join now for the 2019–20 season, which runs from November 9 through April 3. Please join the project for the country in which you reside.

ID numbers needed for data entry are printed on the letter that comes in the instructional kit mailed to all first-time participants. It takes several weeks for a kit to arrive and for an ID number to be activated online, even for renewing participants. You can start getting ready for the coming season by reading our online instructions.

You can begin counting your birds on November 9 even if your kit has not arrived. Simply write down your counts and enter them after your kit arrives.

If you are giving FeederWatch as a gift, you may download and print a gift recipient notification certificate to give immediately.

Lear more at Project FeederWatch 

Project FeederWatch is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada.

 

 

Anthropocene reports

Wealthier communities in the United States are more likely to receive federal assistance to buffer the effects of climate change, and more likely to reap the benefits of renewable energy, two new studies show.

The findings suggest that without careful attention to equity, climate change policies could wind up reinforcing existing disparities in society rather than easing them.

Read more at  Here’s how climate change policies could end up widening the wealth gap | Anthropocene

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 6, 2019

Channel Island Photo Contest Accepting Entries

Submit YOUR great pictures of the California Islands for the 10th Annual CIS Photo Contest! Winners will be featured in the CIS calendar, available at our next meeting, November 15-20, 2020 in Ventura, California. (Save the date!) Photos may also be used in symposium outreach materials, including on social media (with photographer credit). Submit up to 3 photos to this google form by November, 15, 2019: https://forms.gle/cM3Q1jPXee5LJBKU6. Winners will be announced by January 15, 2020. If you have any problems accessing the form, or have other questions, please email cisymposium@gmail.com with the subject PHOTO CONTEST.

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 6, 2019

A Win For Joshua Tree National Park

The Desert Sun reports

County denies Paradise Valley, proposed ‘town’ near Joshua Tree National Park

A last-ditch effort to resuscitate plans to build a new city on the southern side of Joshua Tree National Park failed at the Riverside County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, marking a win for conservationists and eastern Coachella Valley residents who voiced concerns about damaging sprawl.

Read full story at the Desert Sun County denies Paradise Valley, proposed ‘town’ near Joshua Tree National Park

LA Times reports

At the urging of a controversial team of advisors, the Trump administration is mulling proposals to privatize national park campgrounds and further commercialize the parks with expanded Wi-Fi service, food trucks and even Amazon deliveries at tourist camp sites.

Read full story at : Trump advisers: Limit use of senior passes at national parks – Los Angeles Times

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 4, 2019

Birding Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline 11/4/19

Today I went birding at Pt. Isabel between the Dog Park and Meeker Slough We saw 42 different birds. Highlights were seeing a Downy Woodpecker, which hadn’t recorded on eBird since 2001, watching 75 Brown Pelicans fly by, and seeing two Yellowthroats. You see my complete list by going to https://ebird.org/checklist/S61184660

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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 4, 2019

Paris Climate Agreement: U.S. Formally Begins Its Withdrawal

NPR reports

The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. The withdrawal will be complete this time next year, after a one-year waiting period has elapsed.

Read story at  Paris Climate Agreement: U.S. Formally Begins Its Withdrawal : NPR

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 4, 2019

Trump Stymies California Climate Efforts Even as State Burns

The New York Times reports

California is feeling the brunt of climate change with more intense fires. The Trump administration is blocking the state’s efforts to fight it.

For the past three years, countries and companies around the world have looked to California as a counterweight to the Trump administration’s aggressive dismantling of efforts to combat climate change.

But this past week, as wildfires burned across the state — fires that scientists say have been made worse by a changing climate — and as at least five large carmakers sided with President Trump’s plan to roll back California’s climate pollution standards, the state’s status as the vanguard of environmental policy seemed at the very least diminished.

Read more at Trump Stymies California Climate Efforts Even as State Burnsies California Climate Efforts Even as State Burns

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 3, 2019

Channel Islands Internship Available

Channel Islands National Park: Intern works with preservation specialists at Channel Islands National Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and Cabrillo National Monument in the southern California area. Work comprises several hands-on historic preservation projects at all three National Park Service units at a wide variety of historic buildings and structures. Duties include on-site preservation tasks such as siding and roof repair, window repair, fencing and corral repair, masonry, painting, and other jobs. Work may also include basic documentation of condition assessment and treatments. Knowledge of hand and power tools and familiarity with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties is preferred. Basic computer skills are highly desirable. Candidate must be comfortable with physical labor and spending full days outside. No park housing is available. Located in Ventura, CA (720 hours)

See job description at http://www.preservenet.cornell.edu/employ/ncpe.php 

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 3, 2019

Trump Bulldozes New Wall Through Wildlife Refuge, Jaguar Country

Center for Biological Diversity News Release

New border-wall construction in southeastern Arizona is imperiling the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, and encroaching into an active jaguar movement corridor where the jaguar known as “Sombra”most likely crossed the border into the United States.

The new 30-foot-high bollard wall will block the natural migration of wildlife, replacing existing waist-high vehicle barriers that allow most wildlife to move freely. Massive groundwater pumping for the project threatens to destroy rare desert springs that harbor several imperiled species that live nowhere else in the United States.

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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 2, 2019

Around now, watch for Taurid fireballs 

EarthSky  reports

We haven’t heard from many people who’ve seen fireballs in either of the long-lasting South or North Taurid meteor showers this year. Still, it’s always worth keeping an eye out. Various sources give wildly different dates for the peak date of South Taurids (active from late September to late November). November 6, 2019, is one of those predicted dates. November 4 and 5, 2019, might be good nights to watch for meteors, too, possibly featuring a higher-than-average rate of South Taurid meteors. There is less moonlight tonight and tomorrow night – November 2 and 3, 2019 – so don’t discount these nights, either.

Read more at Around now, watch for Taurid fireballs | Tonight | EarthSky

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 2, 2019

The Loudest Bird in the World

The New York Times writes about the loudest bird in the world.

The Loudest Bird in the World Has a Song Like a Pile Driver When a mate approaches a male white bellbird in the Amazon, he whips around and sings his piercing tune right in her face.

Read story and listen to the White Bellbird’s song at The Loudest Bird in the World Has a Song Like a Pile Driver – The New York Times

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 1, 2019

Researcher Find Even Eagles Have Data Roaming Limits

The New York Times reports

Russian scientists are currently tracking 13 steppe eagles. The birds breed in Russia and Kazakhstan, but fly to South Asia for the winter.

Russian ornithologists tracking the migration routes of 13 endangered steppe eagles carrying SMS transmitters ran out of money when one of the birds, Min, drained the researchers’ phone credit for the project.

Read full story at Even Eagles Have Data Roaming Limits, Researchers Find – The New York Times

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 31, 2019

Eastern National Forest Fall Colors 10/31/19

Eastern Regional National Forests have the following fall color reports

Illinois

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

The last few pops of color from the remaining asters are starting to dwindle, and the dominant colors of bronze and brown are taking over the prairie landscape. A few colorful maples and oak trees can be spotted along the Prairie Creek Woods Loop trail just off of the River Road Parking lot and along the Bailey Bridge Trail.

Indiana

Hoosier National Forest

The Hoosier National Forest has reached its peak of Fall Colors! Almost every leaf has turned a beautiful red, orange, yellow, or purple. The only trees that still have some green are the oaks and they are beginning to change as well. While mid-week will be rainy the forecast shows a clear and sunny Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the 50s. An ideal weekend to get out and see the myriad of fall colors the Hoosier National Forest has to offer. A campsite at the Hardin Ridge Recreation Area or Indian Celina Recreation Area would serve as the perfect backdrop to a chilly but beautiful experience.

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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 31, 2019

Yosemite Fall Color 10/26/19

California Fall Color reports

Yosemite Valley (4,000′) – Peak (75-100%) GO NOW!

Best valley fall color is now found among the black oak at Cooks Meadow, near Yosemite Falls.

See photos for Yosemite and other California Fall Color reports at  California Fall Color – Dude, autumn happens here too.

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 31, 2019

November Wildflower Field Trips 2019

Schedule has been updated with new walks from Yerba Buena ( San Francisco Chapter)

California Native Plant Society Field Trips:

(for more information on trips go to chapter websites; also check out chapter websites for late trip postings)

Bristlecone (Mono, Inyo and NE Kern counties) http://bristleconecnps.org/index.php

East Bay CNPS http://www.ebcnps.org/

Marin CNPS http://www.marin.edu/cnps/

  • Big Rock Ridge–Big Rock Thursday, November 7, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 30, 2019

New York Fall Foliage Report 10/30/19

Spectacular peak foliage is heading toward its final New York State destinations this weekend and will be found in the Finger Lakes, Greater Niagara and Long Island regions,e found in the Greater Niagara, Finger Lakes, and Hudson Valley regions

Read full report and see map at New York Fall Foliage Report | Experience Peak Fall Colors in NY

Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 30, 2019

Mono County Fall Color 10/30/19

Fall Colors in Mono County – Mono County Tourism 

October 30, 2019: We are officially past peak! Thank you for an incredible fall color season. Start planning you trip for next year during the last few weeks of September through the month of October.

WALKER / COLEVILLE / TOPAZ

Monitor Pass (8,314′)
West Walker River, Walker, Coleville and Topaz (5,200′)
Sonora Pass (9,623′)

BRIDGEPORT / VIRGINIA LAKES
Twin Lakes (7,000′)
Virginia Lakes (9,819’)
Conway Summit (8,143)
Summers Meadow (7,200′)

LEE VINING
Tioga Pass (9,943′) – past peak.
Lee Vining Canyon (6,781′)
Lundy Lake & Canyon (7,858′)

BENTON & 120 EAST
Sagehen Summit (8,139’) – Past peak.

JUNE LAKE LOOP
June Lake Loop/Hwy 158 (7,654′)

MAMMOTH LAKES
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Mammoth Lakes Basin (8,996′) – Past Peak

CROWLEY LAKE/McGEE CREEK/CONVICT LAKE
McGee Creek Canyon (8,600’) – past peak
Around Crowley community (6,781′)
Convict Lake (7850′)

ROCK CREEK CANYON
Rock Creek Road (9,600’)

Click HERE to download our Fall Color Guide & Map!

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