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Round Fire Investigative Report


On Friday, February 6, 2015 at approximately 2:38 PM , a wildland fire started West of Highway 395 at Sherwin Grade approximately 9 miles West of Bishop in Inyo County, California. The fire, named the ROUND incident, burned approximately 7000 acres in Inyo and Mono Counties. A total of 53 structures were destroyed or damaged by the fire. Investigators determined an electrical arc from a downed power line caused the fire. Strong winds caused the tree to fall which failed the power lines.

Short-Term/Transient Rentals


This webpage has information on Mono County's policies, regulations, and permits for short-term rentals in single-family residential areas.

After lengthy amendment and public outreach process, Chapter 25 amendment was approved and takes effect April 13, 2017, allowing Type I rentals where the owner occupies the premises and is present during vacation rentals, subject to obtaining a use permit from the Planning Commission. 

A moratorium on Type II rentals, where owners do not occupy the property, was enacted to allow for additional public outreach.

Upon applying for a Use Permit or Director's Review, please also submit the application for a Vacation Home Rental permit.


Short-Term Rentals in June Lake

The revised Chapter 25 does not allow for any vacation rentals in June Lake until the June Lake Area Plan is updated. A process, based on a proposal by Supervisor Johnston, has been developed to allow individual neighborhoods to build solutions about how to handle short-term rentals. Click here for the full details, to register your email for updates, and to participate!

Bi-State Sage Grouse Mock-Up

A separate website for Bi-State Sage Grouse efforts could be established with it's own URL address, title, logo/picture, drop-down menu headers and sub-headers, side-bar menus/info, landscape picture, etc. The website structure and available features would be similar to Mono County's site, but would NOT be housed under the "Mono County" template/branding.

The website is simple with limited graphics and text formatting capabilities; however, it's easy to use for those comfortable with computers and multiple agencies could be provided with editing access.

Bi-State PJ Forum Presentations & Posters

Pinyon-Juniper Forum speaker presentations are posted below by session number and speaker(s), and the wall posters are at the bottom of the list. All files have been converted to pdf formats to reduce file sizes, but some may still be quite large and require time to download.

For additional information, please contact Wendy Sugimura at 760.924.1814 or wsugimura [at] mono [dot] ca [dot] gov.

Bi-State PJ Forum Agenda

Managing Pinyon-Juniper Expansion in Sagebrush Ecosystems: Next Steppe for the Bi-State

February 25-26, 2015
1602 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden, NV  89423

A printable pdf of the agenda can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

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Bi-State Pinyon-Juniper Expansion Forum

Managing Pinyon-Juniper Expansion in Sagebrush Ecosystems: Next Steppe for the Bi-State 

February 25-26, 2015
CVIC Hall in Minden, Nevada

The forum was a huge success! Over 150 participants joined us to to discuss the science, effects and impacts, cultural concerns, and other issues of Pinyon and Juniper trees in sagebrush ecosystems. The presentations provided the scientific basis for excellent public discussion. THANK YOU to all who attended and especially the presenters.

The purpose of the forum was to advance the next step of conservation for Bi-State sage-grouse populations, and achieve prioritization and implementation of large-scale projects through recently committed funding and collaboration between federal and state agencies, NGOs and private individuals.

Tuolumne River Draft Plan

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The National Park Service is presenting a public workshop on the Tuolumne River Draft Plan on Feb. 23, 1013, at the Town Council Chambers (Suite Z) in Minaret Village Mall in Mammoth Lakes.