Inventory of the Mono Lake Committee Collection, 1919-1997, (bulk 1977-1995)

Processed by Melissa McGann.
Water Resources Collections and Archives
Orbach Science Library, Room 118
PO Box 5900
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
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Fax: (951) 827-6378
Email: waterarc@ucr.edu
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the Mono Lake Committee Collection, 1919-1997, (bulk 1977-1995)

Collection number: MS 99/4

Water Resources Collections and Archives



University of California, Riverside

Riverside, California

Contact Information:

  • Water Resources Collections and Archives
  • Orbach Science Library, Room 118
  • PO Box 5900
  • University of California, Riverside
  • Riverside, CA 92517-5900
  • Phone: (951) 827-2934
  • Fax: (951) 827-6378
  • Email: waterarc@ucr.edu
  • URL: http://library.ucr.edu/wrca
Collection Processed By:
Melissa McGann
Date Completed
August 2000
© 2008 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mono Lake Committee Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1919-1997, (bulk 1977-1995)
Collection number: MS 99/4
Creator: Mono Lake Committee
Extent: 59 manuscript boxes and 1 oversize flat box
Repository: Water Resources Collections and Archives
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Shelf location: This collection is stored off-campus at NRLF. Please contact the Water Resources Collections and Archives staff for access to the materials.
Abstract: This collection contains the organizational papers of the Mono Lake Committee from its creation in 1978 through the mid-1990s. The bulk of the collection consists of legal files documenting the various lawsuits in which the Committee was involved during this time period.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

This collection was donated by the Mono Lake Committee in 1997.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Water Resources Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Water Resources Collections and Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mono Lake Committee Collection, MS 99/4, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Access Points

Mono Lake Committee.
Gaines, David.
Davis, Martha.
Mono Lake (Calif.)--History.
Mono Lake (Calif.)--Water rights.
Water rights--California--Los Angeles.
Water-supply--Law and legislation--California--Los Angeles.
Water levels--Environmental aspects--California--Mono Lake.
Water withdrawals--Law and legislation--California--Mono Lake.
Lake ecology--California--Mono Lake.
Lake conservation--Law and legislation--California--Mono Lake.
Conservation of natural resources--California--Mono Lake.
Restoration ecology--California--Mono Lake Region.

Historical Note

In 1974, David Gaines became acquainted with Mono Lake during an inventory of the natural areas of Mono County. In 1976 he helped to form the Mono Basin Research Group with undergraduates from Stanford, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, and Earlham College, which received grant funding from the National Science Foundation. The Mono Basin Research Group conducted the first comprehensive ecological study of Mono Lake, An Ecological Study of Mono Lake, California, which was published in June 1977 by the UC Davis Institute of Ecology.
This report drew attention to the potentially catastrophic ecological impacts of Mono Lake's falling level due to water diversions from its tributary streams by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). These diversions began in 1941 and caused the lake to lose half of its volume, thus doubling its salinity. They also caused Negit Island, an important rookery for California gulls, to become connected to the mainland, allowing predators access to nesting birds. After editing the Ecological Study, Mono Basin Research Group member David Winkler walked across the newly exposed land bridge to Negit Island in November 1977 and felt compelled to do something before the next gull breeding season. He enlisted the help of David Gaines to form an organization whose sole purpose was to save Mono Lake and its inhabitants.
Winkler and Gaines approached the Sierra Club's Mono Lake Task Force, Friends of the Earth, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. All were willing to provide support, but none were willing to lead the effort to save Mono Lake. Gaines then appealed to the Audubon Society's Santa Monica chapter, and in March 1978 he formed the Mono Lake Committee (MLC) as a project of the Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society (SMBAS). The MLC collected donations through the SMBAS while it went through the process of incorporation.
Winkler chose to pursue a doctorate degree, which left Gaines and fellow Mono Basin Research Group member Sally Judy in charge of the MLC. Gaines created publicity for MLC's efforts by traveling around the state showing a Mono Lake slide show to schools, conservation groups, legislators, and anyone else who would listen. The newly-formed Mono Lake Committee decided to focus on three areas of action: legal, legislative, and educational. In 1980, the MLC acquired a building on Highway 395 in Lee Vining for their headquarters. The Mono Lake Information Center opened at this location on Memorial Day weekend, 1980. In order to attract more visitors, the Information Center also functioned as the Lee Vining Chamber of Commerce.
In 1982 the MLC hired its first full-time executive director, Ed Grosswiler, a former congressional aide and Associated Press reporter. Grosswiler worked out of Committee's Los Angeles office, a practice maintained by successive executive directors. In 1984, Martha Davis became the next executive director, a position she held until 1996. In 1988, David Gaines, generally acknowledged as the founder of the Mono Lake Committee, died in an automobile accident with fellow MLC member Dan Oberlin near Mono Lake.
Legislation
As a result of the lobbying efforts of the MLC and others, the Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve was created in 1981, followed in 1984 by the creation of the Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area. These two designations brought resources, facilities, and attention to the Mono Basin. Both the State Reserve and the Scenic Area offer educational programs and visitor services in the area, and both became involved as friends of the court in litigation to protect Mono Lake. Also as a result of efforts by the MLC, Mono Lake received international acknowledgement as a site in the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network.
Litigation
In 1979, the MLC and the NAS argued in the Mono County Superior Court that water diversions to Los Angeles did not comply with the public trust doctrine. This legal doctrine, which came to California law from ancient Roman codes, states that the government has the duty to protect navigable bodies of water for the use and benefit of all the people. In a 1983 precedent-setting decision, the California Supreme Court agreed with the MLC, ruling that the state has an obligation to protect places such as Mono Lake, "as far as feasible," even if this means a reconsideration of past water allocation decisions.
In 1984, California Trout, MLC, and NAS brought suit against the City of Los Angeles charging that their water diversions did not comply with California Fish and Game codes. These codes require that enough water always be allowed to flow below a dam to keep fisheries in good condition. Eventually, the Public Trust suit and the Fish and Game suits were combined into one proceeding before the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), the agency that allocates water in California.
In 1994 the SWRCB issued Decision 1631, which set minimum flows for the streams, set limits on water exports based on the level of Mono Lake (designed to raise and stabilize the lake at a level 20 feet above its lowest level), and ordered LADWP to restore the streams and waterfowl habitat.
Water Replacement Supplies
The MLC realized that the protection of Mono Lake required securing adequate, environmentally sound replacement water supplies for Los Angeles. Its goal was to help the city meet its real water needs without increasing pressure on other sensitive resources such as the Bay-Delta and Colorado River. The Committee lobbied throughout the 1980s for both state and federal legislation that would create funding to help Los Angeles develop water recycling facilities and pay for water conservation programs. Conservation and recycling in Los Angeles helped the city become more drought-tolerant, reduced the amount of pollution created by wastewater, and annually created more water than was ever diverted from the Mono Basin. Two legislative bills, AB444 and HR429, were passed to help fund such projects.
The MLC has been involved in creating and maintaining several water conservation and water recycling policies and programs in Los Angeles and throughout California. The Committee secured funding and support for water conservation and recycling projects in Southern California, was one of the negotiators of the state's Best Management Practices Agreement, and served on the steering committee for the California Urban Water Conservation Council.
NOTE: Information adapted from Storm Over Mono: The Mono Lake Battle and the California Water Future by John Hart, (1996) and the Mono Lake Committee's website, http://www.monolake.org/ 

Scope and Content

Records of the environmental organization the Mono Lake Committee (MLC) span the years 1919-1997, with the bulk of the material pertaining to the years 1977-1995. The collection includes the operational records of the organization as well as historical and research records used by the organization in their political and legal efforts to protect Mono Lake. The collection is organized in twelve series: Administrative Files, Program Files, Media Files, Subject Files, Research & Reference Materials, MLC Publications, Ephemera, Legislative Files, Legal Records, Petitions, Photographs, and Artwork.

Additional Information

Material Cataloged Separately
Published books as well as published and unpublished reports have been transferred to the general collection of the Water Resources Collections and Archives. See collection call number G4676 and other call numbers related to Mono County and Inyo County water issues. Published articles related to Mono County and Inyo County water issues have also been removed from the collection. A complete list of removed materials is located with the staff of the Water Resources Collections and Archives.
Related Collections
Magliari (Michael F.) Papers  (1980-1994) Water Resources Collections and Archives
Related item of interest is: Storm Over Mono: The Mono Lake Battle and the California Water Future by John Hart, (University of California Press, 1996). [Call number G4676 N6 Locked Cage]

Boxes 1-3

I. Administrative Files, 1975-1994

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically within each subseries.

Scope and Content Note

Contains the bylaws, minutes, and correspondence created by the MLC for its establishment and everyday operations.
 

A. Organizational Papers, 1980-1983

 

B. Annual Meetings, 1984-1994

 

C. Board Records, 1980-1989

 

D. Correspondence, 1975-1994 (bulk 1977-1984)

Scope and Content Note

Subseries D includes the personal correspondence of David Gaines during the creation of the Mono Lake Committee, as well as mass mailings to MLC members and "fan mail" from members and the general public.
Box 4

II. Program Files, 1980-1993

 

A. Programs, 1980-1993

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by program title.

Scope and Content Note

Programs created by the Mono Lake Committee for fundraising and/or awareness efforts for members as well as the general public.
 

B. Workshops/Symposiums, 1979-1989

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Brochures, notes, and announcements for workshops and symposiums that examined legal and economical issues related to Mono Lake.
Box 4

III. Media Files, 1978-1995

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically within each subseries.

Scope and Content Note

Documents related to public relations efforts and advertising campaigns.
 

A. Correspondence, 1978-1989

 

B. Press Releases, 1979-1995

 

C. Advertising Campaigns, 1988-1991

 

D. Filming Activities, 1984-1989

Boxes 5-19 and 60

IV. Subject Files, 1929-1996 (bulk 1975-1992)

Arrangement

Subject files are arranged alphabetically by Mono Lake Committee-designated headings, and then chronologically within each category. Oversized items stored in flat box (Box 60).

Scope and Content Note

Files may contain any of the following documents: correspondence, clippings, reports, raw data, and other relevant items. Several of these subjects correspond with those in Series V: Research & Reference Materials - Clippings. Of interest is a letter (photocopy) signed by Ansel Adams on his letterhead, dated 9/26/79, in the "General Correspondence" file of the Interagency Task Force on Mono Lake (ITF) subject category.
Boxes 20-30

V. Research & Reference Materials, 1920s-1997

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically within each subseries.

Scope and Content Note

Documents collected by the Mono Lake Committee for research and reference purposes.
 

A. Fact Sheets, 1970s-1980s

Scope and Content Note

Fact sheets and chronologies about Mono Lake-related natural, legal, and legislative issues.
 

B. Biographical Files, 1988-1991

Scope and Content Note

Contains biographical information on Martha Davis (executive director 1984-1997), as well as memorial notes, clippings, and letters for the deaths of MLC founder and chairman, David Gaines, and MLC member, Dan Oberlin, in an automobile accident in 1988.
 

C. Notes & Data, 1970s-1990s

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous research notes and data used by the Mono Lake Committee pertaining to lake levels and related issues. Also, handwritten notes from research at the National Archives and Records Administration Pacific Branch at San Bruno (NARA 5).
 

D. Historical Legal Files, 1933

Scope and Content Note

Documents test hole readings from the Owens Valley Secondary Project in the Bishop, California area during the 1920s-1930s by the U.S. Department of the Interior Reclamation Service. These documents were used as evidence in Hillside Water Co., et al. v. City of Los Angeles, and were submitted during October and November 1933. They are all loose-leaf photocopies grouped by the plaintiffs' exhibit numbers.
 

E. Studies, 1979-1989

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by study.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and notes pertaining to the various studies performed during this time frame relating to Mono Lake water levels.
 

F. Unpublished Reports, 1972-1992

 

G. Published Reports, 1959-1981

Scope and Content Note

Subseries F and G contain miscellaneous unpublished and published reports directly pertaining to Mono Lake but not published by the MLC. For a list of the unpublished and published materials that have been pulled from the collection, see Appendix "Bibliography of Reference Works." These items either duplicated the holdings of the WRCA and/or were added to it.
 

H. Clippings, 1963-1997

Arrangement

The clippings in the first portion of Subseries H are arranged alphabetically by Mono Lake Committeedesignated subject. The clippings in the second portion are arranged in chronological order. Several topics in the second portion correspond with those in Series IV: Subject Files.
Boxes 31 and 60

VI. MLC Publications, 1978-1993

Arrangement

Oversized items stored in flat box (Box 60).

Scope and Content Note

Contains documents published by the MLC, most of them for commercial purposes.
Boxes 31 and 60

VII. Ephemera, 1976-1991

Arrangement

Oversized items stored in flat box (Box 60).

Scope and Content Note

Contains flyers, brochures, postcards, and other items created by the MLC for mass distribution. Also contains the American Motors Conservation Award, Take Pride in America Award, and Yosemite Award, all presented to the Mono Lake Committee for their environmental efforts.
Boxes 32-34

VIII. Legislative Files, 1972-1994

Arrangement

Arranged numerically by bill, law, or resolution number within each subseries.

Scope and Content Note

Documents the adoption or failure of state and federal legislation relating to Mono Lake preservation issues. Includes correspondence, clippings, texts of legislation, and other related materials.
 

A. State Legislation, 1972-1993

 

B. Federal Legislation, 1973-1994

Boxes 35-54

IX. Legal Records, 1919-1996 (bulk 1979-1994)

Arrangement

This series is divided into a number of subseries, each of which represents the Mono Lake Committee's seven major lawsuits from 1979 to 1994. The titles used for each lawsuit/subseries are the common titles used by the MLC and others. Cases are arranged chronologically within each lawsuit/subseries.

Scope and Content Note

Contains legal briefs, correspondence, and reports. The following lawsuit descriptions are adapted from various Mono Lake Committee publications and memoranda.
NOTE: In the interest of space, lengthy briefs originally attached as exhibits to other briefs in the MLC Collection were removed and replaced with a form entitled "Processing Note," which details the title of the removed brief and where the original can be found within the collection.
 

A. Public Trust Lawsuit, 1979-1988

Scope and Content Note

Brought before the Mono County Superior Court by the National Audubon Society (NAS), Mono Lake Committee (MLC), and others in 1979. The Public Trust Suit is the cornerstone of the legal efforts to protect Mono Lake. The Suit charged that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's (LADWP) water diversions violated the "Public Trust Doctrine." In 1983, the California Supreme Court ruled that the state has an obligation to protect places such as Mono Lake "as far as feasible," even if this means reconsidering past water allocation decisions. The court also ruled that the courts and the State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) have concurrent jurisdiction in cases of this kind.
 

1. Petitions, 1979

 

2. Civil No. 6429, 1979

 

3. 3 Civ. No. 18816, 1979

 

4. Civil No. 566, 1979-1980

 

5. CIV S-80-127 LKK, 1980-1984

 

6. CA81-8028, 1981

 

7. Civil No. 639, 1981

 

8. S.F. No. 24368, 1981-1983

 

9. CA85-2046, 85-2105, 85-2236, 85-2237, 85-2238, 1985

 

10. Miscellaneous Legal Documents, 1979-1980

 

11. Correspondence, 1978-1983

 

B. Rush Creek Lawsuit, 1919-1990

Scope and Content Note

Brought before the Inyo County Superior Court against LADWP by the Mammoth Fly Rodders in 1984 and later joined by the MLC, NAS, and California Trout (Cal Trout). The suit charged that LADWP's diversions violated the Public Trust Doctrine, California Fish and Game codes, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). In 1984 the court issued a temporary restraining order requiring LADWP to release 19 cubic feet per second (cfs) into lower Rush Creek. In 1985, the Mono County Superior Court issued a preliminary injunction that required LADWP to continue to release a flow of 19 cfs into Rush Creek to protect public trust resources.
 

1. Civil No. 8092, 1984-1986

 

2. 3 Civ. No. 25572, 1985-1986

 

3. Miscellaneous Legal Documents, 1985-1990

 

4. Correspondence, 1984-1989

 

5. Media Files, 1984-1985

 

6. Research Files, 1919-1989

 

7. Rush Creek Cooperative Study, 1986-1987

 

C. Water Mandate I/ Cal Trout I Lawsuit, 1985-1989

Scope and Content Note

Brought before the Third District Court of Appeals in 1985 against the SWRCB by MLC, NAS, and Cal Trout. The plaintiffs argued that LADWP's state-granted water diversion licenses on Rush, Lee Vining, Walker, and Parker Creeks violated Fish and Game codes. In 1989, the court ruled that the SWRCB must bring LADWP's licenses into compliance with the Fish and Game codes. In that same year, the California Supreme Court turned down LADWP's motion to review the Appellate Court decision.
 

1. 3 Civ. No. 25581, 1985

 

2. 3 Civ. No. 25588, 1985

 

3. Civil No. 336712, 1986

 

4. Civil Nos. 336712 & 336715, Consolidated Actions, 1986-1989

 

5. 3 Civ. No. 26645, 1987-1988

 

6. 3 Civ. No. C000713, 1987-1989

 

7. Civil No. S009272, 1989

 

D. Lee Vining Creek Lawsuit, 1978-1990

Scope and Content Note

Brought before the Mono County Superior Court by the MLC in 1986 on the same grounds as the Rush Creek Lawsuit. The court granted a temporary restraining order that required LADWP to release a flow of up to 10 cfs into Lee Vining Creek. In 1987, the court issued a preliminary injunction that required LADWP to continue to release a flow of 4-5 cfs into Rush Creek to protect public trust resources.
 

1. Civil No. 8608, 1986-1987

 

2. Miscellaneous Legal Documents, 1990

 

3. Correspondence, 1985-1989

 

4. Media Files, 1987

 

5. Research Files, 1978-1990

 

6. Lee Vining Creek Study, 1987-1989

 

E. Coordinated Proceedings, 1989-1996

Scope and Content Note

In 1989, the Public Trust suit, the Rush Creek suit, the Water Mandate suit, and the Lee Vining Creek suit were coordinated into one proceeding and moved to El Dorado County Superior Court, with Judge Terrance Finney presiding. The court agreed to rule on motions brought by MLC and NAS for interim relief for Mono Lake. The court also granted a preliminary injunction for a period of one year to halt the lake's decline and stabilize the level of Mono Lake at 6,377 feet above seal level. At the request of the SWRCB, the court stayed the Mono Lake litigation for four years to allow the SWRCB to conduct an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and subsequent hearing to recondition LADWP's water rights licenses to comply with the Public Trust Doctrine and Fish and Game codes. In 1990, directed by the Third District Court of Appeals under the Cal Trout II lawsuit (see below), the El Dorado Superior Court set interim flows for Rush, Lee Vining, Parker, and Walker Creeks and ordered LADWP to "help re-establish the conditions that benefited the fisheries prior to 1941." After a 40-day evidentiary hearing in 1991, Judge Finney granted the motion by MLC and NAS to renew the preliminary injunction requiring Mono Lake to be maintained at an elevation of 6,377 feet until the completion of the SWRCB process to amend LADWP's licenses and until all legal appeals of that decision are exhausted.
 

1. Civil Nos. 2284/2288, 1989-1996

 

F. Water Mandate II/ Cal Trout II Lawsuit, 1989-1992

Scope and Content Note

In 1990, the MLC, NAS and Cal Trout returned to the Third District Court of Appeals because the SWRCB did not act as ordered. The court ordered immediate compliance and mandated that the historic fisheries on all four streams be restored.
 

1. 3 Civ. No. C007123, 1989-1992

 

G. Water Board Hearings, 1990-1994

Scope and Content Note

On September 28, 1994, the SWRCB issued the landmark Decision 1631 (D-1631) amending LADWP's water diversion licenses in the Mono Basin. The purpose of the Water Board's decision was twofold: to comply with Fish and Game Codes 5937 & 5946, and to protect public trust values at Mono Lake as ordered by the California Supreme Court in 1983. D-1631 calls for a lake level of 6,392 feet, which will take about 20 years to achieve. During this period, some diversions will be allowed to Los Angeles. Once the lake reaches 6,392 feet, LADWP will be able to divert an average of 31,000 acre-feet of water, or about 1/3 of Los Angeles' historical diversion from the Mono Basin. The difference will be more than made up for by replacement water supplies. D-1631 orders LADWP to develop plans to restore waterfowl and stream habitat damaged as a result of diversions, and to pay implementation costs associated with the restoration.
 

1. Administrative Documents, 1993-1994

 

2. Exhibits, 1993-1994

 

3. Draft Environmental Impact Report, 1990-1994

Boxes 55-59

X. Petitions, 1970s-1990s

Scope and Content Note

Contains petitions signed by supporters of the Mono Lake Committee and its causes.
Box 60

XI. Photographs, c. 1920s-1980s

Arrangement

Photographs arranged chronologically and stored in oversized flat box (Box 60).

Scope and Content Note

Eleven (11) photographs, mostly of Mono Lake and the Mono Basin, collected and created by the MLC.
Box 60

XII. Artwork, 1981

Scope and Content Note

Two (2) watercolor and ink paintings of the same limited editions series, originally for sale by the MLC.

 

I. Administrative Files, 1975-1994

 

A. Organizational Papers, 1980-1983

Box Box 1, Folder 1

Contract, 1980

Folder 2

Bylaws, 1982

Folder 3

Job descriptions, 1983

 

B. Annual Meetings, 1984-1994

Box Box 1, Folder 4-5

Correspondence, 1984-1994

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

C. Board Records, 1980-1989

Box Box 1, Folder 6-19

Minutes/agenda, 1980-1989

Physical Description: 14 folders
 

D. Budgets, 1980-1988

Box Box 1, Folder 20

Budget report, 1980

Folder 21

Proposed budget, 1986

Folder 22

Draft budget, 1988

 

E. Correspondence, 1975-1994 (bulk 1977-1984)

Box Box 2, Folder 1-2

David A. Gaines, 1977-1984

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 3-9

General, 1975-1981

Physical Description: 7 folders
Box Box 3, Folder 1-2

General, 1982-1994

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 3-8

Personnel search, 1980-1989

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 9

Form letters/mailings, 1978-1984

Folder 10

Bulletins, "Action Alert!", 1980-1984

Folder 11-17

Letters of support/"fan mail", 1978-1983

Physical Description: 7 folders
Folder 18

Letters of Resolution (incoming), 1978-1982

Folder 19

Memos from Philip Williams Associates (PWA) and Peter T. Vorster (PTV) re: their inventories of Mono Lake project files, c. 1980s

 

II. Program Files, 1979-1993

 

A. Programs, 1980-1993, (bulk 1981-1989)

Box Box 4, Folder 1-13

Bike-a-Thon, 1980-1993

Physical Description: 13 folders
Folder 14

Bird-a-Thon, 1981-1986

Folder 15

Bucket Walk, 1980s

Folder 16

Country Dance, 1983

Folder 17

Field trips, 1981-1989

Folder 18

Mark Twain Days, 1981-1983

Folder 19

Photography exhibits, 1980s

Folder 20

Seminars, 1980s

Folder 21

Sitmar Experience, 1985

Folder 22

Slide shows, 1980s

Folder 23

Social benefits, 1982-1986

Folder 24

Souvenirs/merchandise, 1980s

Folder 25

Walk for the Earth, 1984

 

B. Workshops/Symposiums, 1979-1989

Box Box 4, Folder 26

"A Plan to Save Mono Lake," at Plummer Park, West Hollywood, CA, July 2, 1979

Folder 27

"Mono Lake: Anticipating the Future," at UC Davis, June 25, 1980

Folder 28

"The Public Trust Doctrine in Natural Resources Law and Management," at UC Davis, Sept. 25-26, 1980

Folder 29

"Mono Lake: An Ecosystem in Transition?", at UC Santa Barbara, May 5-7, 1982

Folder 30

"Mono Lake: Beyond the Public Trust Doctrine," UC Los Angeles, March 30-31, 1984

Folder 31

"Mono Lake Symposium/Workshop," at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA, May 12-13, 1989

 

III. Media Files, 1978-1995

 

A. Correspondence, 1978-1989

Box Box 4, Folder 32-33

General, 1978-1988

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 34

Mono Lake Newsletter editor (outgoing), 1984-1989

 

B. Press Releases, 1979-1995

Box Box 4, Folder 35

General, 1979-1995

 

C. Advertising Campaigns, 1988-1991

Box Box 4, Folder 36

"Meet the Executive Committee", 1988

Folder 37

"Triple Saver" (with Heal the Bay), 1989-1991

 

D. Filming Activities, 1984-1989

Box Box 4, Folder 38

Film proposal, 1984

Folder 39

Documentary (with the BBC), 1988-1989

 

IV. Subject Files, 1929-1996 (bulk 1975-1992)

Box Box 5, Folder 1-12

Air Quality, 1978-1991

Physical Description: 12 folders
Folder 13

Aral Sea (USSR), 1991

Folder 14

Army Corps of Engineers, 1986-1993

Folder 15

Bathymetric Study, 1986-1987

Folder 16-23

Blue Ribbon Campaign, Mayor of Los Angeles, 1989-1994

Physical Description: 8 folders
Box Box 6, Folder 1-14

Blue Ribbon Campaign, Mayor of Los Angeles (cont.)

Physical Description: 14 folders
Folder 15

Bradley, Tom (Mayor of Los Angeles), 1986-1987

Folder 16

Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 1980-1982

Folder 17

California Department of Fish and Game, 1976-1989

Folder 18

California Department of Transportation, 1983-1992

Folder 19

California Department of Water Resources, 1988

Folder 20

California State Lands Commission, 1990

Folder 21-23

California Urban Water Conservation Council (CUWCC), 1990-1996

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box Box 7, Folder 1-16

CUWCC (cont.)

Physical Description: 16 folders
Box Box 8, Folder 1-5

CUWCC (cont.)

Physical Description: 5 folders
Folder 6

Citizens for Safe Drinking Water, 1986-1987

Folder 7

Colorado River, 1981-1988

Folder 8

Coyotes, 1984

Folder 9

Delta Protection Commission, 1994

Folder 10

Devil's Gate Project, 1991-1992

Folder 11-14

Drought Management, 1988-1990

Physical Description: 4 folders
Folder 15

Earth Island, c. 1980s

Folder 16

Energy, 1984-1989

Folder 17

Fly (alkali), 1981-1988

Folder 18

Future of Mono Lake, 1981

Folder 19-21

Geothermal, 1979-1989

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box Box 9, Folder 1

Governor's Reorganization Plan #1 of 1995, 1995

Folder 2

Gulls, 1978-1986

Folder 3-5

Hydrology, 1940s-1989

Physical Description: 3 folders
Folder 6-21

Interagency Task Force on Mono Lake (ITF), 1965-1980

Physical Description: 16 folders
Box Box 10, Folder 1-14

ITF (cont.)

Physical Description: 14 folders
Folder 15

Inyo Sheep Company, 1987

Folder 16

Land Exchange, 1979-1989

Folder 17

Landmark Criteria, 1979-1983

Folder 18-20

Landscaping, 1989-1993

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box Box 11, Folder 1-2

Landscaping (cont.)

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 3

Lee Vining, CA, 1987

Folder 4

Lehman, Richard, 1987

Folder 5

Los Angeles City Council, 1985-1989

Folder 6-21

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), 1973-1994

Physical Description: 16 folders
Box Box 12, Folder 1-21

LADWP (cont.)

Physical Description: 21 folders
Box Box 13, Folder 1-8

LADWP (cont.)

Physical Description: 8 folders
Folder 9

Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 1979-1985

Folder 10-17

Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area (MBNFSA), 1983-1992

Physical Description: 8 folders
Box Box 14, Folder 1-4

MBNFSA (cont.)

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Seventeen oversized MBNFSA maps (folded) from the USDA Dept. of Forestry filed in Box 60
Folder 5

Mono Basin Watershed, 1950

Folder 6

Mono County Board of Supervisors, 1971-1976

Folder 7

Mono Lake 100 Run, 1983-1986

Folder 8

Mono Lake Coalition, 1979

Folder 9

Mono Lake Group, 1987-1988

Folder 10

Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve, 1991-1992

Folder 11

Monument Proposals, 1978-1981

Folder 12

National Wildlife Refuge System, 1979-1980

Folder 13-15

Owens Valley Groundwater, 1929-1991

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box Box 15, Folder 1-15

Owens Valley Groundwater (cont.)

Physical Description: 15 folders
Box Box 16, Folder 1-11

Owens Valley Groundwater (cont.)

Physical Description: 11 folders
Folder 12

Peripheral Canal, 1978-1982

Folder 13

Radioactivity in Mono Lake, 1988-1994

Folder 14-17

Retrofitting Fixtures, 1987-1992

Physical Description: 4 folders
Box Box 17, Folder 1-2

Salton Sea, CA, 1970-1992

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 3

Sierra Now Summit, 1991-1992

Folder 4

Stillwater Wildlife Management Area, NV and Pyramid Lake, NV,1983-1989

Folder 5-11

Water Conservation, 1978-1991

Physical Description: 7 folders
Box Box 18, Folder 1-14

Water Marketing, 1984-1993

Physical Description: 14 folders
Folder 15-17

Water Reclamation, 1980-1996

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box Box 19, Folder 1-6

Water Reclamation (cont.)

Physical Description: 6 folders
Folder 7

Wilderness Act of 1984, 1984

Folder 8

Wilderness Designation, 1983

Folder 9

Yosemite Association, 1985-1988

 

V. Research & Reference Materials, 1933-1997

 

A. Fact Sheets, 1965-1994

Box Box 20, Folder 1

MLC, "Mono Lake Fact Sheets", c. 1980s

Folder 2

MLC, "The Mono Lake Issue", c. 1980s

Folder 3

MLC, "Current/Recent Developments at Mono Lake", c. 1980s

Folder 4

MLC, water supply, c. 1980s

Folder 5

MLC, legislation, c. 1980s

Folder 6

MLC, litigation, c. 1980s

Folder 7

MLC, miscellaneous, c. 1970s-1980s

Folder 8

LADWP, re: Mono Lake, c. 1980s

Folder 9

Chronologies, 1965-1994

 

B. Biographical Files, 1988-1991

Box Box 20, Folder 10

Martha Davis, 1988-1991

Folder 11-14

David Gaines/Dan Oberlin memorial, 1988-1990

Physical Description: 4 folders
 

C. Notes & Data, 1970s-1990s

Box Box 20, Folder 15

Abstracts/bibliographical information, 1970s-1990s

Folder 16

Notes from NARA 5, San Bruno, CA, 1991

Folder 17

Miscellaneous notes, n.d.

Folder 18

Miscellaneous data, 1970s-1980s

 

D. Historical Legal Files, 1933

Box Box 21, Folder 1-3

Exhibits 5-A through 5-C, 1933

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box Box 22, Folder 1-3

Exhibits 5-D through 5-F (part I), 1933

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box Box 23, Folder 1-7

Exhibits 5-F (part II) through 7-F, 1933

Physical Description: 7 folders
 

E. Studies, 1979-1989

 

1. Proposals, 1979-1986

Box Box 24, Folder 1

Miscellaneous, 1979-1986

 

2. National Audubon Society (NAS) Study, 1982-1987

Box Box 24, Folder 2

Correspondence, 1982-1987

Folder 3

Mono Basin Ecosystem Study Committee, 1985-1986

Folder 4

HR 1341 - National Audubon Society Funding, 1985

Folder 5

LADWP report, 1985-1986

Folder 6

National Audubon Society Interim Report, April 1986

Folder 7

Press conference, August 4, 1987

Folder 8

MLC comments of final report, 1987

Folder 9

Researchers' comments on final report, 1987

Folder 10

Clippings, 1985-1987

Folder 11

Notes, c. 1985-1986

Folder 12

Miscellaneous, n.d.

 

3. Community and Organization Research Institute (CORI) Study, 1984-1989

Box Box 24, Folder 13

Correspondence, 1984-1988

Folder 14

Workshop agenda, 1986

Folder 15

CORI report: The Future of Mono Lake, 1988

Folder 16

David Winkler report, 1987

Folder 17

Scott Stine report, 1988

Folder 18

MLC comments on study, c. 1988

Folder 19

LADWP comments on study, 1989

Folder 20

Clippings, 1986-1988

 

4. National Research Defense Council (NRDC) Study, 1985-1986

Box Box 24, Folder 21

Correspondence, 1985-1986

 

5. John Loomis Study, 1985-1987

Box Box 25, Folder 1-2

Correspondence, 1985-1987

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 3

Questionnaire, 1986

 

7. Environmental Defense Fund Study, 1987-1989

Box Box 25, Folder 4

Miscellaneous, 1987-1989

 

F. Unpublished Reports, 1972-1992

Box Box 25, Folder 5

Miscellaneous, 1972-1991

Folder 6

Assessing Ecological Impact Assessment (John A. Wiens), 1992

 

G. Published Reports, 1959-1981

Box Box 25, Folder 7

Miscellaneous, 1959-n.d., c. 1960s

Folder 8

Water Action Plan for the Owens-Mono Area. Sacramento : California Dept. of Water Resources, 1981

Folder 9

Stoddard, Charles H. Owens Valley-Mono Basin Report. Arlington, Va. : Izaak Walton League of America, 1971

Folder 10

Winkler, David W., ed. An Ecological Study of Mono Lake, California.Davis : Institute of Ecology, University of California, 1977 (Institute of Ecology publication ; no. 12)

Scope and Content Note

Prepared for Mono Basin Research Group
 

H. Clippings, 1963-1997

 

1. Subject Files, 1972-1995

Box Box 25, Folder 11

Agricultural Concerns, 1983-1984

Folder 12

Air Quality - Great Basin (SB 270), 1982-1983

Folder 13

Air Quality - Mono Basin, 1987-1989

Folder 14

Air Quality - Owens Valley, 1985-1990

Folder 15

Aqueduct Operations, 1987-1990

Folder 16

Aral Sea (USSR), 1988-1990

Folder 17

Bradley, Tom (Mayor of Los Angeles), 1985-1986

Folder 18

Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 1990

Box Box 26, Folder 1

Cloud Seeding, 1987-1989

Folder 2

Crowley Lake, 1986-1990

Folder 3

Desalination, 1988-1991

Folder 4

George Deukmejian's (Governor) Visit to Mono Lake, 1987

Folder 5

Drought, General Issues, 1989-1990

Folder 6

Drought - California, 1991

Folder 7

Drought - Los Angeles, 1990-1991

Folder 8

Earth Day, 1990

Folder 9

Editorials, 1980-1988

Folder 10

Floods, 1989

Folder 11

Great Salt Lake, 1984

Folder 12

Groundwater - General Issues, 1985-1990

Folder 13

Groundwater - Tri-Valley, 1990

Folder 14

Hetch Hetchy, 1986-1988

Folder 15

Legal - 3rd District Court-Water License Challenge, 1978-1990

Folder 16

Legal - 3rd District Court-Parker & Walker Creeks, 1989-1990

Folder 17

LADWP, 1989-1990

Folder 18

LADWP - Inyo County (relationship with), 1982-1989

Folder 19

LADWP - Sewage, 1985-1988

Folder 20

LADWP - Water License (SWRCB), 1988-1995

Folder 21

LADWP - Water Use, 1990

Box Box 27, Folder 1

Mammoth Lakes Water Issues, 1984-1990

Folder 2

Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 1985

Folder 3

Mining, 1989-1990

Folder 4

Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area (MBNFSA), 1985-1990

Folder 5

MBNFSA - Visitor Center, 1987-1989

Folder 6

Mono Lake, 1976-1989

Folder 7

Mono Lake - Recreation, 1985-1991

Folder 8

Mono Lake - Research, 1979-1988

Folder 9

Mono Lake Committee Members - about, 1981-1988

Folder 10

MLC Members - authors, 1983-1989

Folder 11

MLC Members - author, David Gaines, 1977-1983

Folder 12

Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve, 1985-1992

Folder 13

Owens Valley - Dust, 1990-1991

Folder 14

Owens Valley - Water Agreement, 1991-1995

Folder 15

Peripheral Canal, 1991

Folder 16

Peripheral Canal - SB 200, 1980-1982

Folder 17

Radioactivity in Mono Lake, 1988

Folder 18

Rush Creek, 1985-1990

Folder 19

Rush Creek - Flow Study, 1987

Folder 20

Rush & Lee Vining Creeks, 1984-1987

Folder 21

San Francisco Bay/Sacramento Delta, 1980-1989

Folder 22

San Luis Drain, 1983-1988

Folder 23

Snow (Water Content), 1989-1990

Folder 14

Hetch Hetchy, 1986-1988

Box Box 28, Folder 1

Toxic Waste, 1984-1988

Folder 2

Tribal Land (Water Issues), 1982-1987

Folder 3

U.S. Forest Service, 1983-1988

Folder 4

Walker Creek, 1989-1990

Folder 5

Waste Water - Mammoth County Water District., 1989-1990

Folder 6

Waste Water - Reclamation, 1991-1994

Folder 7

Water Conservation, 1989-1990

Folder 8

Water Issues - General, 1986-1992

Folder 9

Water Issues - California & Sierra, 1988-1990

Folder 10

Water Law, 1988

Folder 11

Water Marketing, 1985-1991

Folder 12

Water Pollution, 1989

Folder 13

Water Rights, 1988-1990

Folder 14

Water Rights - Federal, 1986-1988

Folder 15

Wetlands (California), 1988-1994

Folder 16

Wildlife, 1984-1990

Folder 17

Wildlife - Bighorn Sheep, 1987-1988

Folder 18

Wildlife - Deaths, 1989

Folder 19

Wildlife - Fishing, 1984-1989

Folder 20

Wildlife - Gulls (Mono Lake), 1984-1991

Folder 21

Wildlife - Habitat, 1972-1987

Folder 22

Yosemite National Park, 1984-1988

 

2. Chronological Files, 1963-1997

Box Box 28, Folder 23-25

General clippings, 1963-1978

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box Box 29, Folder 1-8

General clippings, 1981-July 1982

Physical Description: 8 folders
Box Box 30, Folder 1-11

General clippings, Aug. 1982-1997

Physical Description: 11 folders
 

VI. MLC Publications, 1978-1993

Box Box 31, Folder 1

An Ecological Study of Mono Lake, California (David Winkler, editor), 1980

Folder 2

Raven, Vol. 2, 1980

Folder 3

The Mono Lake 'Public Trust' Decision of the California Supreme Court, February 17, 1983, 1983

Folder 4

Position Papers, 1978-1993

Folder 5

Lakewatch: The Mono Lake Defense Watch Update, 1989-1991

Folder 6

MLC field guide, 1993

Folder 7

Coloring book, 1980

Folder 8

Activity lesson plan, n.d., c. 1983-1985

Folder 9

Educational worksheets, n.d., c. 1980s

 

Calendars, 1981, 1984, 1996

Scope and Content Note

Three oversized calendars filed in Box 60
 

VII. Ephemera, 1976-1991

Box Box 31, Folder 10-11

Flyers, 1978-1980s

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 12

Brochures, n.d., c. 1980s-1990s

Folder 13

Postcards, n.d., c. 1980s

Folder 14

Note card, n.d., c. 1980s

Folder 15

Exhibit pieces, n.d., c. 1980s

Folder 16

Playbill, n.d., c. 1980s

Folder 17

Gift catalog, 1991

Folder 18

Raffle tickets, 1990

Folder 19

Poetry, 1976-1987

Folder 20

American Motors Conservation Award, 1979-1980

Folder 21

Take Pride in America Award, 1988

Folder 22

Yosemite Award, 1988

 

Sign, 1987

Scope and Content Note

One oversized sign filed in Box 60
 

VIII. Legislative Files, 1972-1994

 

A. State Legislation, 1972-1993

Box Box 32, Folder 1

Water-related legislation summaries, 1985-1991

Folder 2

AB325: Water Conservation in Landscaping, 1989-1992

Folder 3

AB325: Advisory Task Force materials, 1991

Folder 4

AB367: Mono Lake Gull Rookery, 1979

Folder 5

AB444: Water Conservation and Water Quality & AB1442: Water Resources and Funding, 1989

Folder 6

AB444/AB1442: correspondence, 1989

Folder 7

AB444/AB1442: follow-up correspondence, 1990

Folder 8

AB444/AB1442: clippings, 1989-1990

Folder 9

AB1287: Energy & Water Conservation Retrofit, 1985

Folder 10

AB1614: Mono Lake Research Bill, CORI Study, 1981-1986

Folder 11

AB1614: implementation, 1984-1986

Folder 12

AB1846: Public Trust Legislation, 1989

Folder 13

AB1941: Mono County Tri-Valley Groundwater Management District, 1989

Box Box 33, Folder 1

AB2182/AB2235: Mono Lake Environmental Study and Interagency Task Force Report, 1980

Folder 2

AB2496: wetlands, 1989

Folder 3

AB2884: Research on Mono Lake Ecosystem, 1981-1982

Folder 4

AB3566/AB3567: groundwater, 1984

Folder 5

AB4439: Public Trust Legislation, 1988

Folder 6

ACR99: State Lands Commission to Study Lowering of Lake Level & Exposure of State Lands, 1972

Folder 7

SB83/SB1120: Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve, 1981-1993

Folder 8

SB200: Water Reform Initiative/Peripheral Canal, 1981-1982

Folder 9

SB270: Mono Basin Air Pollution, 1983

Folder 10

SB331/AB1580: Mono Basin Stream Research Funding, 1989

Folder 11

SB1224/AB2090/AB455: water conservation and water transfers, 1991-1992

Folder 12

SB1365: Energy Conservation, 1980

Folder 13

SB1617: Mono Basin Water Export, 1980

Folder 14

SCR79: Restrict DWP Exports from Mono Lake, 1980

Folder 15

Proposition 70: Parks and Wildlife Bond Act, 1987-1988

Folder 16

"Save Mono Lake" Bond Act of 1990, 1989

Folder 17

Garamendi groundwater bill, proposal, 1989

 

B. Federal Legislation, 1973-1994

Box Box 33, Folder 18

National legislative contacts, 1979-1980

Folder 19

Proposed federal legislation, 1990

Folder 20

HR429, Title 16: West Basin & East Valley water reclamation projects, 1993

Folder 21

HR1341: Mono Lake National Monument, 1983

Box Box 34, Folder 1

HR1341/HR1437/HR3356: Mono Lake National Monument/Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area, 1984-1986

Folder 2

HR1341/HR391/HR392: Lee Vining hearing, 1983

Folder 3

HR3030/S1630: clean air, 1990

Folder 4

HR4056/HR4057/HR5424: Mono Lake National Monument, 1981-1982

Folder 5

HR4403: Los Angeles Mono Basin Water Rights, 1981

Folder 6

HR4938: Los Angeles water and land rights, 1979

Folder 7

HR6196: Implementation of Interagency Task Force on Mono Lake, 1979-1980

Folder 8

HR6856: Los Angeles land rights, 1977

Folder 9

HR13521: Los Angeles water and land rights, 1978

Folder 10

PL93-205: Endangered Species Act of 1973, 1973-1988

Folder 11

PL102-575: Reclamation Projects Authorization & Adjustment Act of 1992 (to accompany HR429), 1992

Folder 12

Environmental Bill of Rights Initiative, 1979

 

IX. Legal Records, 1916-1996 (bulk 1979-1994)

 

A. Public Trust Lawsuit, 1979-1988

 

1. Petitions, 1979

Box Box 35, Folder 1-2

From Sierra Club & Natural Resources Defense Council re: Mono Lake and Negit Island, 1979

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

2. Civil No. 6429, 1979

Box Box 35, Folder 3-5

Plaintiffs: National Audubon Society, Friends of the Earth, MLC, et al., 1979

Physical Description: 3 folders
Folder 6-11

Defendant: LADPW, 1979

Physical Description: 6 folders
Folder 12

Court ruling, 1979

Folder 13

Deposition, 1979

 

3. 3 Civ. No. 18816, 1979

Box Box 35, Folder 14

Petitioner: LADWP, 1979

Folder 15

Real parties in interest: National Audubon Society, et al., 1979

 

4. Civil No. 566, 1979-1980

Box Box 35, Folder 16-31

Plaintiffs/cross-defendants: National Audubon Society, et al., 1979-1980

Physical Description: 16 folders
Folder 32-34

Defendant: LADPW, 1979-1980

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box Box 36, Folder 1-2

Defendant: LADPW (cont.)

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 3

Cross-defendant/cross-complainant: State of CA, 1980

Folder 4

Court ruling, 1980

 

5. CIV S-80-127 LKK, 1980-1984

Box Box 36, Folder 5-7

Plaintiffs: National Audubon Society, et al., 1981-1983

Physical Description: 3 folders
Folder 8-9

Defendant/cross-complainant: LADPW, 1980

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 10-15

Court rulings, 1980-1984

Physical Description: 5 folders
 

6. CA81-8028, 1981

Box Box 36, Folder 16

Plaintiffs: National Audubon Society, et al., 1981

 

7. Civil No. 639, 1981

Box Box 36, Folder 17-24

Plaintiffs: National Audubon Society, et al., 1981

Physical Description: 8 folders
Folder 25-29

Defendant/cross-complainant: LADPW, 1981

Physical Description: 5 folders
Folder 30-36

Defendant/cross-defendant: State of CA, et al., 1981

Physical Description: 7 folders
Folder 37

Supporters: Association of California Water Agencies, 1981

Folder 38-40

Intervening defendant: U.S.A., 1981

Physical Description: 3 folders
Folder 41-42

Court rulings, 1981

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

8. S.F. No. 24368, 1981-1983

Box Box 37, Folder 1-3

Petitioners: National Audubon Society, et al., 1981-1983

Physical Description: 3 folders
Folder 4-8

Real party in interest: LADWP, 1981-1982

Physical Description: 5 folders
Folder 9

Real party in interest: June Lake Public Utility District, et al., 1982

Folder 10

Real party in interest: Southern California Edison Company, 1982

Folder 11-14

Real party in interest: State of CA, et al., 1981-1982

Physical Description: 4 folders
Folder 15

Real party in interest: U.S.A., 1982

Box Box 38, Folder 1-2

Amicus curiae: American River Recreation Association, Inc., 1982

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 3-4

Amicus curiae: Association of California Water Agencies, 1982

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 5

Amicus curiae: Black Agenda, Inc., c. 1982

Folder 6

Amicus curiae: Golden Gate Audubon Society, 1982

Folder 7

Amicus curiae: Antonio Rossmann, 1982

Folder 8

Amicus curiae: Save San Francisco Bay Association, et al., 1982

Folder 9

Opinion, 1983

 

9. CA85-2046, 85-2105, 85-2236, 85-2237, 85-2238, 1985

Box Box 38, Folder 10

Cross-defendant: State of CA, et al., 1985

 

10. Miscellaneous Legal Documents, 1979-1980

Box Box 38, Folder 11

Memorandum of points and authorities, draft, 1980

Folder 12

Miscellaneous declarations, 1979

Folder 13

Contract, 1980

 

11. Correspondence, 1978-1983

Box Box 38, Folder 14

General, 1979-1988

Folder 15

Hardin, Cook, Loper, Engel & Bergez, 1979-1981

Folder 16

Morrison & Foerster, 1978-1980

Folder 17

Van Voorhis & Skaggs, 1981-1983

 

B. Rush Creek Lawsuit, 1919-1990 (bulk 1984-1986)

 

1. Civil No. 8092, 1984-1986

Box Box 39, Folder 1-18

Plaintiffs/petitioners: Richard O. Dalhlgren, Jr., et al., 1984-1985

Physical Description: 18 folders
Folder 19-25

Intervenors/amici curiae/plaintiffs: National Audubon Society, MLC, 1985-1986

Physical Description: 7 folders
Folder 26-42

Defendants/respondents: City of L.A., LADWP, 1984

Physical Description: 17 folders
Box Box 40, Folder 1-11

CEQA counsel to plaintiffs: Antonio Rossmann, 1985

Physical Description: 11 folders
Folder 12-14

Amicus curiae: California Attorney General, 1985

Physical Description: 3 folders
Folder 15-24

Court rulings, 1984-1986

Physical Description: 10 folders
Folder 25

Transcript, 1985

 

2. 3 Civ. No. 25572, 1985-1986

Box Box 40, Folder 26-28

Real parties in interest: City of L.A., LADWP, 1985-1986

Physical Description: 3 folders
Folder 29-30

CEQA counsel to plaintiffs: Antonio Rossmann, 1985-1986

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

3. Miscellaneous Legal Documents, 1985-1990

Box Box 40, Folder 31

Motion for Order Setting Amount of Attorneys' Fees, draft flow chart, 1985

Folder 32

Agreement, 1990

 

4. Correspondence, 1984-1989

Box Box 41, Folder 1

General, 1984-1988

Folder 2

Hardin, Cook. Loper, Engel & Bergez, 1985-1986

Folder 3

McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, 1985-1986

Folder 4

MLC, 1984-1988

Folder 5

Morrison & Foerster, 1985-1989

Folder 6

Re: economics, 1984

Folder 7

Letters of support, 1984-1986

 

5. Media Files, 1984-1985

Box Box 41, Folder 8

Press releases, 1984-1985

Folder 9

Clippings, 1985

 

6. Research Files, 1919-1989

Box Box 41, Folder 10

Chronology of Rush Creek and Lee Vining Creek litigation, 1984-1987

Folder 11

Fact sheets, Rush Creek & Rush Creek litigation, 1984-1985

Folder 12

Background information, Rush Creek litigation, c. 1986

Folder 13

MLC, "Hydrologic and Economic Feasibility of Maintaining Lower Rush Creek Fishery," by Peter Vorster at Philip Williams & Associates, 1984

Folder 14

MLC survey data, 1988

Folder 15

Notes, interviews to answer LADWP interrogatories, 1985-1986

Folder 16

Notes, conversation with John Turner, 1986

Folder 17

Report by Carl Mesick at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., for LADWP, 1988

Folder 18

"Short-Term Changes in Riparian Vegetation at Rush Creek, Mono County, California," by Center for Environmental Studies, for LADWP, 1989

Folder 19

LADWP survey data, 1919-1984

Folder 20

NonMLC board minutes and agendas, 1984-1987

Folder 21

Historical information re: Rush Creek, 1934-1977

Folder 22

Historical information re: Department of Fish and Game codes, 1935-1975

Folder 23

Misc. survey data, 1951-1955, 1987-1988

 

7. Rush Creek Cooperative Study, 1986-1987

Box Box 41, Folder 24

Agreement, n.d., c. July 1986

Folder 25

Study proposal, G. Mathias Kondolf, 1986

Folder 26

Study proposal, BEAK Consultants, Inc., 1987

 

C. Cal Trout I/Water License Challenge Lawsuit, 1985-1989

 

1. 3 Civ. No. 25581, 1985

Box Box 42, Folder 1

Petitioners: National Audubon Society, MLC, 1985

Folder 2

Respondent: State Water Resources Control Board, 1985

Folder 3

Real party in interest: LADWP, 1985

Folder 4

Correspondence, 1985

 

2. 3 Civ. No. 25588, 1985

Box Box 42, Folder 5

Petitioner: California Trout, Inc., 1985

Folder 6-7

Respondent: State Water Resources Control Board, 1985

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 8

Respondent: LADWP, 1985

Folder 9

Correspondence, 1985

 

3. Civil No. 336712, 1986

Box Box 42, Folder 10-13

Petitioners: National Audubon Society, MLC, 1986

Physical Description: 4 folders
Folder 14-15

Respondent: State Water Resources Control Board, 1986

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 16

Real party in interest: LADWP, 1986

Folder 17

Court ruling, 1986

Folder 18

Correspondence, 1986

 

4. Civil Nos. 336712 & 336715, Consolidated Actions, 1986-1989

Box Box 43, Folder 1-3

Petitioners/appellants: National Audubon Society, MLC, 1989

Physical Description: 3 folders
Folder 4

Respondent: State Water Resources Control Board, 1989

Folder 5-8

Court rulings, 1986-1989

Physical Description: 4 folders
Folder 9

Correspondence, 1989

 

5. 3 Civ. No. 26645, 1987-1988

Box Box 43, Folder 10-12

Petitioners/appellants: National Audubon Society, MLC, 1987-1988

Physical Description: 3 folders
 

6. 3 Civ. No. C000713, 1987-1989

Box Box 43, Folder 13-14

Petitioners/appellants: National Audubon Society, MLC, 1987-1988

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 15-17

Respondents/real parties in interest: City of L.A., LADWP, 1988-1989

Physical Description: 3 folders
Folder 18-19

Court rulings, 1988-1989

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 20

Correspondence, 1988-1989

 

7. Civil No. S009272, 1989

Box Box 43, Folder 21

Petitioners/appellants: National Audubon Society, MLC, 1989

Folder 22

Respondents: City of L.A., LADWP, 1989

Folder 23

Respondent: State Water Resources Control Board, 1989

 

D. Lee Vining Creek Lawsuit, 1978-1990 (bulk 1986-1989)

 

1. Civil No. 8608, 1986-1987

Box Box 44, Folder 1-14

Plaintiff: MLC, 1986

Physical Description: 14 folders
Folder 15-23

Defendants: City of L.A., LADWP, 1986-1987

Physical Description: 9 folders
Folder 24

Amicus curiae: California Attorney General, 1987

Folder 25

Amicus curiae: California Trout, Inc., 1987

Folder 26-27

Court rulings, 1987

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 28

Transcript, 1986

 

2. Miscellaneous Legal Documents, 1990

Box Box 44, Folder 29

Agreement, 1990

 

3. Correspondence, 1985-1989

Box Box 44, Folder 30

General, 1985-1987

Folder 31

Mono Lake Committee, 1985-1989

Folder 32

Morrison & Foerster, 1986-1988

 

4. Media Files, 1987

Box Box 44, Folder 33

Press releases, 1987

 

5. Research Files, 1978-1990

Box Box 45, Folder 1

Declaration notes for MLC, 1986-1987

Folder 2

Interrogatory notes for MLC, c. 1987

Folder 3

Thomas Jenkins, 1985-1986

Folder 4

Peter B. Moyle, 1985

Folder 5

Elden Vestal, 1987

Folder 6

Peter Vorster, 1985-1988

Folder 7

Miscellaneous notes, 1986-1987

Folder 8

"Observations Made on the Effects of Low Flow Regime in Lee Vining Creek, California" (Everett Holt King), 1988

Folder 9

Aqueduct System Daily Report, 1983-1984

Folder 10

Temperature and rainfall data, 1985

Folder 11

Raw data, 1986-1987

Folder 12

Observation notes, 1987

Folder 13

Water temperature data, 1987

Folder 14

Habitat survey, c. 1987

Folder 15

Lee Vining Creek Monitoring Program, 1989

Folder 16

Flow and weir notes, 1987-1990

Folder 17

Water use reports (for all Mono Lake streams), 1980-1987

Folder 18

Runoff data (for all Mono Lake streams), 1980-1987

Folder 19

LADWP, Hydrology Reports, 1978-1979

Folder 20

LADWP, diversion gauge data, 1987

Folder 21

LADWP, creek weir notes, 1987

Folder 22

DFG study, 1983

Folder 23

NonMLC board meeting, 1986

Folder 24

Petitions, 1987

 

6. Lee Vining Creek Study, 1987-1989

Box Box 45, Folder 25

Correspondence, 1987-1989

Folder 26

Proposal, 1987

Folder 27

Request for Proposal (RFP), 1989

 

E. Coordinated Proceedings, 1989-1996

 

1. Civil Nos. 2284/2288, 1989-1996

Box Box 46, Folder 1-5

Plaintiffs: NAS, MLC, et al., 1989-1995

Physical Description: 5 folders
Folder 6-7

Defendants: City of L.A., LADWP, 1990-1993

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 8

Respondent: SWRCB, 1995

Folder 9-11

Court rulings, 1989-1991

Physical Description: 3 folders
Folder 12

Correspondence, 1989-1996

 

F. Cal Trout II/Water License Challenge Lawsuit, 1989-1992

 

1. 3 Civ. No. C007123, 1989-1992

Box Box 46, Folder 13

Petitioners: Cal Trout, NAS, MLC, 1989

Folder 14-15

Petitioners: NAS, MLC, 1989

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 16-17

Court rulings, 1989-1990

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 18

Transcript, 1990

Folder 19

Correspondence, 1989-1992

 

G. Water Board Hearings, 1990-1994

 

1. Administrative Documents, 1993-1994

Box Box 47, Folder 1

Correspondence, 1993-1994

Folder 2

Notice of Public Hearing, 1993

Folder 3

Notice of Intent to Appear, 1993

Folder 4

Statements and testimony, 1994

Folder 5

MLC notes on LADWP testimony, 1993-1994

Folder 6

Clippings, 1993-1994

 

2. Exhibits, 1993-1994

Box Box 47, Folder 7-13

NAS & MLC, 1993-1994

Physical Description: 7 folders
Box Box 48, Folder 1-12

NAS & MLC, 1993-1994

Physical Description: 12 folders
Box Box 49, Folder 1-6

NAS & MLC, 1993-1994

Physical Description: 6 folders
Folder 7-11

LADWP, 1993-1994

Physical Description: 5 folders
Box Box 50, Folder 1

Air Resources Board (ARB), 1993

Folder 2

Arcularius Ranch (Haselton), 1993

Folder 3-4

California Department of Fish and Game (DGF), 1993

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 5

California State Lands Commission & Department of Parks and Recreation (SLC & DPR), 1993

Folder 6-7

California Trout, Inc. (CT), 1993

Physical Description: 2 folders
Folder 8

Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPCD), 1993

Folder 9

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), 1993

Folder 10

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), 1993

Folder 11

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS), 1993

Folder 12

U.S. Forest Service (USFS), 1993

 

3. Draft Environmental Impact Report, 1990-1994

Box Box 51, Folder 1

Correspondence, 1990-1994

Folder 2

Request for Proposal (RFP), 1990

Folder 3

Comments, NAS & MLC, 1993

Folder 4

Comments, LADWP, 1993

Folder 5

Comments, State Lands Commission (SLC), 1993

Folder 6

Comments, Scott Stine, 1993

Folder 7-9

Letters of support - from Sacramento & Bay Area, 1993

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box Box 52, Folder 1

Letters of support - from Eastern Sierra region, 1993

Folder 2-7

Letters of support - from Northern California, 1993

Physical Description: 6 folders
Box Box 53, Folder 1-4

Letters of support - from Southern California, 1993

Physical Description: 4 folders
Folder 5-6

Letters of support - gathered at kiosk, 1993

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box Box 54, Folder 1-6

Letters of support - unsorted locations, 1993

Physical Description: 6 folders
 

X. Petitions, 1970s-1990s

boxes Boxes 55-59

Petitions, 1970s-1990s

 

XI. Photographs, 1920s-1980s

Box Box 60, Folder P1

Mono Lake; unknown photographer; 31/2"x6"; b/w; c. 1920s

Folder P2

Mono Lake; unknown photographer; 8"x10"; b/w; c. 1938

Folder P3

Devil's Gate; unknown photographer; 8"x10"; b/w; c. 1938

Folder P4

Aerial view of Negit Island and Black Point in Mono Lake; R. Yoha, DWR; 8"x10"; color; June 23, 1978

Folder P5

Aerial view of Paoha and Negit Islands in Mono Lake; R. Yoha, DWR; 8"x10"; color; June 23, 1978

Folder P6

Enlargement of artificial lake in Palm Desert, CA; Harold C. "Pat" Daly; 8"x10"; color; 2 copies; April 1980

Folder P7

David Gaines standing by a pile of dead seagull chicks on the shore of Mono Lake; unknown photographer; 8"x10";b/w; 4 copies; c. 1980

Folder P8-P11

Series of Mono Lake photographs altered to show four different lake levels; unknown photographer; 11"x14"; color; 2 copies of nos. P8-P10; c. 1985

 

XII. Artwork, 1981

Box Box 60, Folder A1

"Mono Lake, 1981"; Karen Lee Fisher; watercolor & ink on rag paper; 10"x11"; color; 2 limited edition copies; 1981