ESLT has participated in the Owens Lake Master Plan process for the past two years – and this story illustrates one of the reasons why: Owens Lake has returned to being significant habitat for many species of birds. The City of Los Angeles has rewatered a large portion of the lake for dust control and the birds have returned! Read on for a wonderful account of the Audubon Society’s recent Owens Lake Big Day by Andrea Jones, Director of Audubon California’s Important Bird Area Program.

Photo by Stephen Ingram