Eastern Sierra WMA

Region covered : Inyo & Mono Counties

Chair: George Milovich, Agriculture Commissioner for Inyo & Mono Counties

General contact: George Milovich at (760) 873-7860, inyomonoag@gmail.com

Meetings: contact WMA

Webpage: For more information visit www.inyomonoagriculture.com/eswma.html

Project Highlights:

   Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement Program

  • The mission of the OVMAP is “To enhance public health and comfort through providing safe, effective and economical mosquito control in the Owens Valley”. To accomplish this, the OVMAP provides continual surveillance of mosquitoes to ascertain the threat of disease transmission and annoyance levels, then uses safe, integrated vector management methods to keep mosquitoes below those levels. Mosquito control has a long history in the Owens Valley, with treatment records, at least on a small scale, going back to the 1950’s. Integrated Pest Management for the valley includes public and employee education, field surveillance and non-chemical/chemical measures.

Organizations on WMA’s MOU

  • California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • Inyo/Mono Counties’ Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • Inyo County Water Department
  • Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office
  • Inyo National Forest
  • California Department of Forestry
  • Toiyabe National Forest
  • Natural Resource Conservation Service
  • California Department of Transportation
  • Inyo/Mono Conservation District
  • Inyo/Mono Counties’ Cattleman’s Association
  • California Department of Transportation District 9