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.
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.
59 manuscript boxes and 1 oversize flat box
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 Director of Distinctive Collections. 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.
Collection is open for research.