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Chief Seattle once said, “If you want civilization to flourish, you must think seven generations ahead.” On your visit here, we hope you embrace our community and its big backyard in the same way Chief Seattle thought. That your great, great grandchildren can enjoy it as much as you do. We’re not talking about solving the big world problems but rather to travel as a responsible guest. It’s doing the small things like following the “Recreate Responsibly” and  “Leave No Trace” principles. If it’s your first time visiting or your hundredth, here’s a few tips to help you travel like a local in our neck of the woods.

Experience Local

While the mountains may provide a beautiful backdrop and a great place to play, the fabric of Bishop is made up of the small businesses that call it home. It’s up to both visitors and residents to ensure that our part of the Sierra continues to be healthy, vibrant, and unique. Pick up a loaf of world-famous Sheepherder bread from Erick Schat’s Bakery. Sip on a locally roasted cup o’ joe at Black Sheep Coffee Roasters. Take in a film at the newly renovated Twin Theatre. Buy a book from Spellbinder Books… not just a bookstore but an institution. This is only a tiny sample of what Bishop has to offer.

Teach ‘Em To Fish

The fishing in the Eastern Sierra isn’t just world-class… it’s legendary. In fact, it’s so big that opening day for fishing on alpine lakes and streams is called Fishmas! A perfect place to learn how to fish. Along with technique and casting tips, we ask you to guide your kids and friends on another aspect that most may not consider – good outdoor habits. For example, making sure all fishing line and hooks go home with you once you’re done. These are dangerous to wild animals, birds, fish, pets, and kids. As the adage goes, “If you give a man a fish, he will be hungry tomorrow. If you teach a man to fish, he will be richer forever.”

If you want to learn more about other tips like why our tap water is famous (in a good way) or how to “Go” the right way, be sure to read our guide — Protect. Preserve. Participate. Perpetuate.

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Pre-Colonial Nüümü(Paiute People) Agricultural Practices & Irrigation Systems of the Payahuunadü (Owens Valley) Seminar

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Multiple Perspectives on California Wildfires

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