U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
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How many campgrounds does the Bishop Field Office operate in the Eastern Sierra?
When are the campgrounds open and what do they look like?
How can I become a campground host?
Can I camp on BLM for free?
The Public Lands Information Center at 798 North Main Street, Bishop CA 93514 (Phone: 760/873-2500) sells 1:100,000 scale maps that show BLM ownership as well as other ownerships. The maps are $4.00 each. Topographic maps, both 7.5 and 15 minute scales, are available at the Public Lands Information Center, as well as many local sporting goods stores in Lone Pine, Bishop, Mammoth, June Lake, and Bridgeport. The BLM status maps are available online: Maps available for sale
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Hunting is allowed on most public land unless posted as closed, e.g. hiking trails, developed recreation areas and safety zones near housing. Access may be limited by privately owned lands. Permission from the landowner will be required in these cases. Game species found on BLM lands include quail, deer, waterfowl, and dove. Seasons, closures, limits and other regulations are specified by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Fish & Game).
For information about hunting regulations visit California Department of Fish and Wildlife Website.
For additional information about Hunting and Target Shooting on public lands.
Public lands are no longer open to homesteading. The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 repealed the homestead laws in all states except Alaska which was closed to homesteading in 1986.
Learn more about the Bureau of Land Management Land Exchange program in California
The Bishop Field Office has produced several self-guided interpretive brochures in cooperation with other land management agencies and chambers of commerce in the Eastern Sierra. Each brochure provides several day trips that you can take and provides a route map, route description and photos of things you may see along the way. All the brocures are in Adobe PDF format and are available for download.
What are the guidelines for riding my Off Highway Vehicle on Public Lands?
Where can I ride my Off Highway Vehicle?
How do I apply for a filming permit and how much will it cost?
Wild Horse and Burro adoptions are occasionally conducted in Bishop in conjunction with the annual Mule Days Celebration which takes place over Memorial Day Weekend. Visit our Washington Office Wild Horse and Burro website for more information about adoptions and a schedule of events
Wildflower Hotspots of the Eastern Sierra highlights the unique ecology, geology, and unparalleled flora along 150 miles of the Eastern Sierra corridor. Twelve wildflower sites have been selected to represent the diversity of environments that are found throughout the area. Along with this guide Wildflower Updates are posted to give you up to date sitings throughout the season.
Wildflower Hotspots Accessible PDF Version - (PDF 620kb)