Friends of the Inyo’s Latino Conservation Week Event is a FREE English-Spanish educational bilingual event to be held at Bishop City Park from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. It is called "Shepherds of Today!" (Pastores ¡De Hoy! in Spanish) and will give an overview of the history of shepherding in the Eastern Sierra, which was traditionally done primarily by Basques for a long time, but now is being done mainly by Peruvians. We will have a panel that will include folks who worked as sheepherders until recently but have transitioned into other jobs such as ranch hands and landscapers. We also are looking to have a sheep or two, perhaps a ewe and her lamb in a pen, for children to pet. Panelists will talk about their adventures in nature; how they have seen the landscape change due to diminished water supplies because of water extraction and climate change; how they keep herds from overgrazing and contaminating rivers and streams; how fencing of herds affects the migration patterns of other (wild) animals; etc. There will also be a resource fair to assist attendees from the local Hispanic community with a variety of services. This is a family-friendly event. All are welcome.
Friends of the Inyo (Presenter/Sponsor), and El Sol de la Sierra and The Sierra Reader Weekly Newspapers published/distributed in Inyo and Mono Counties, CA (Media Sponsors)
Date & time:
July 23, 2022