Alabama Hills Day, Saturday & Sunday, Apr 8 & 9

Alabama Hills Days 2017
Saturday and Sunday,  April 8 & 9
Lone Pine, California

Saturday, April 8

°    Registration and Exhibits – Eastern Sierra Inter-Agency Visitors Center
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°°    All Day: 8am – 3 pm  Alabama Hills Days Information and Exhibitor Booths
°°    10am – 12 noon:         KIBS Live Radio Remote
°°    12 noon – 1pm            Awards Ceremony
 
°    Events at Lone Pine Museum of Western Film History
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°°    10:am – 5:00pm          Museum Open
°°    1:00pm – 3:00pm        Private Museum Tour
 
°    Interpretive Tours and Events in the Alabama Hills
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°°    9:00am – 3:00pm               “Rock Climbing in the Hills” Introduction & Instruction
°°    9:00am – 12:00 noon           Audubon Bird Tour – Walk and Watch
°°    9:00am – 1:00pm                 “Bugs and Blooms” Plant and Insect Tour
°°    9:30am – 11:00                     ‘Jr. Explorers’  – Adventure Hike for Kids
°°    10:00am – 12:00 noon          Movie and Film History Tour
°°    1:00pm – 3:00pm                 Geology and Natural History Tour
°°    2:00pm – 3:30pm                 ‘Jr. Explorers’  – Adventure Hike for Kids

Sunday, April 9

°    Restoration Projects and Trail Hike
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°°    8:00am – 11:00am                 Restoration and Trail Work Projects
°°    12:00 noon – 2:00pm            Hike the new ‘Alabama Hills Trails’ System
 

 
 

BLM Hosting Nature Hikes to Alabama Hills Movie Locations

News Release
Central California District

For Immediate Release:  March 1, 2017                                                         CA-CC-17-15

Contact:  Serena Baker, (916) 941-3146, sbaker@blm.gov

BLM Hosting Nature Hikes to Alabama Hills Movie Locations

BISHOP, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management, Alabama Hills Stewardship Group and Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association will host guided hikes in March on the film history and natural history of the Alabama Hills.

Film history hikes will be held March 4 and 26. There have been more than 400 movies and countless commercials filmed in the Alabama Hills. Participants will hear interesting and amusing stories about numerous productions as they explore the camera locations. This walk covers an area of Movie Flat that includes locations from memorable films such as Gunga Din, Tremors, Bad Day at Black Rock, and Django Unchained. This is a relatively easy walk on existing roads and trails covering less than one mile. Be sure to wear supportive footwear.

“These Alabama Hills are Alive” hike will be held March 12. Explore the mysteries hidden within the eroded granite rock, while walking through the passageways and along the ridge lines that make up the maze of this amazing setting. Participants will discover who lives here and why and how they can best see the secretive creatures and flora within one or more of the many habitats hidden within the rocks.

The “Natural History, the Alabama Hills under our feet,” hike will be held March 18. This ancient landscape contains the stories of the ages. Participants will learn some of the geological and cultural tales as they take a series of short walks through the corridors and mounds nestled below the peaks of the Sierra Nevada.

All hikes will take about two hours, including drive time. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center, Lone Pine, the corner of routes 395 and 136. From there participants will drive to the Alabama Hills. Driving time is approximately 10 minutes.

Please car pool as parking is limited. Bring layered clothing for a range of temperatures and windy conditions, camera and water. For more information, contact Dave Kirk, BLM Bishop Field Office Alabama Hills Steward, at dmkirk@blm.gov, or telephone the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center at (760) 876-6222.

-BLM-

Alabama Hills Stewardship Group Public Meeting March 9th, 2017 at 5 p.m.

The Alabama Hills Stewardship Group is hosting a public meeting on March 9th, 2017 at 5 p.m. at the Lone Pine Paiute Shoshone Community Building at 975 Teya Rd. in Lone Pine.

Topics to be covered include:

•    A presentation given by BLM Steward Dave Kirk who will highlight the various
    activities & stewardship projects taking place in this amazing landscape.

•    An update will be given about the legislative efforts underway to designate
    the Hills as National Scenic Area

•    Learn about the developing Alabama Hills Docent Program

•    Get involved – become a Steward!

The AHSG, Inc. is committed to the stewardship of the Alabama Hills and partnering with the BLM to protect the jaw-dropping beauty of this semi-primitive landscape with continued access for such diverse groups as hikers, equestrians, motorists, photographers, rock climbers, campers and fisherman as well as allowing important economic activities like commercial filming, cattle grazing and hunting to continue. Balancing all these needs is what makes the Alabama Hills so special to so many people and necessitates its protection.

June 21, 2016 Inyo County Board of Supervisors Supports Stand-Alone Senate Bill

Today the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group (AHSG) updated the Inyo County Board of Supervisors on the recent progress of our National Scenic Area legislation for the Alabama Hills. The Board of Supervisors then, unanimously voted to send a letter (drafted by 5th district supervisor Matt Kingsley) to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee endorsing our proposal to move HR 496 thru the Committee as stand-alone legislation to be ultimately introduced on the floor of the Senate by Senator Dianne Feinstein and passed as a unanimous consent bill. See attached article about today’s meeting…

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Alabama Hills Days 2016

The annual Alabama Hills Days is happening on April 9 & 10 2016. This year's center of activity is the Eastern Sierra InterAgency Visitors Center.

The Alabama Hills Stewardship Group and the Bureau of Land Management invite everyone to celebrate the jaw dropping beauty of this incredible geologic area west of Lone Pine, California

You'll find the times and events in this beautiful poster below.

AHSG, Inc. BOD / General Membership & Event Dates for 2015/2016

AHSG, Inc. BOD / General Membership &
Event Dates for 2015/2016

These are the ‘Alabama Hills Stewardship Group’ BOD meeting dates and key events scheduled for the upcoming season. All Alabama Hills Stewardship Group members and the general public are welcome to attend our AHSG Board meetings.  The November 10th BOD meeting will be held at the LPPSR Community Center located at 975 Teya Road in Lone Pine. More information on upcoming interpretive tours and volunteer work projects will be provided when events are finalized.

2015

· Saturday, September 26th: Alabama Hills Trail Work / NPL Day

· Tuesday, September 29th: 5pm: BOD Meeting

· October 9 - 11th: Lone Pine Film Festival

· Tuesday, October 20th: BOD Meeting at 5 pm

· Tuesday, November 10th: BOD Meeting at 5 pm

·  November – April Interpretive hikes & restoration projects

o   November 17 – 25   ACE Crew work on 11-mile BLM trail

o   November 28 – ‘Movie History’ Tour

o   December 16 & 17 – Vertical mulch and native seedling restoration work

o   January 2 & 3 – ‘Film History’ and “Explore the Arches” Tours

o   January 8 – Vertical mulch installation

o   January 16 – Alabama Hills Volunteer Day (Shark Fin)

§  Trail maintenance and vegetation restoration

o   February 13 – Restoration Work Day

· Tuesday, December 8th: BOD conference call 5pm

2016

· Tuesday, January 12: BOD Meeting at 5 pm

· Tuesday, February 9th: BOD Meeting at 5 pm

· Tuesday, March 8th: BOD Meeting at 5 pm

·   Saturday/Sunday, March 26-27: Banff Film Festival

· Saturday, April 9th : “Alabama Hills Day”

· Tuesday, May 10th : BOD Meeting at 5 pm

 · Hiatus June - August