FRIENDS OF THE INYO

Caring for the Eastern Sierra's public lands

Bishop, CA   |  https://friendsoftheinyo.org

Mission

Ensure the public lands of the Eastern Sierra exist in an intact, healthy natural state for people and wildlife through preservation, stewardship, exploration, and education.

Ruling year info

1997

Executive Director

Wendy Schneider

Main address

621 W Line St Ste 201

Bishop, CA 93514 USA

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EIN

77-0389436

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (N01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Policy

Friends of the Inyo works to engage the people who live, work, and play across Eastern Sierra. We advocate meaningful, science-based, and collaborative conservation for our public lands. Our Policy program ensures the preservation of the public lands legacy, freedom, and wildness of the Eastern Sierra for future generations.

Population(s) Served

Friends of the Inyo's Stewardship program directly guides hundreds of volunteers including school groups through trail days and providing thousands of hours of trail maintenance and ecosystem restoration projects. Our Trail Ambassadors lead events, and also work with the Forest Service, Parks Service and other agencies to directly restore ecosystems. For example FOI's professional crews worked multi year contracts to restore sensitive habitat in Death Valley national Park, the Sierra national Forest, BLM, and Fish and Wildlife Service lands in our working area.

Population(s) Served

Friends of the Inyo also engages local communities by offering exploration hikes and educational programs in natural history and science including our annual Owens Lake Bird Festival and Backcountry Film Festival. Our programs and events begin with an assessment of how they support our mission. This program also includes our bi annual publication, wilderness guide, video productions, webinars, and interactive web presence. We firmly believe that Eastern Sierra's public lands deserve lasting protection, restoration, and community support.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Partner of the Year 2008

Inyo National Forest

Passionate Engagement in the Community and the Land 2008

Andrea Lawrence Institute for Mountains and Rivers

Cooperative Conservation Award 2008

U.S. Department of Interior

Spirit of the Inyo Award 2009

Inyo National Forest

Stewardship Award 2015

Alabama Hills Stewardship Group

Financials

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Board of directors
as of 9/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sam Roberts

Sydney Quinn

Chris Lizza

Tom Boo

Sam Roberts

Paul Shock

Megan Miranda

John Louth

Jeff Dozier

Martin Powell

Ellen Wehr

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/10/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/10/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.