Support Tribal Beneficial Use designations that protect Tribal heritage and practices in the Mono Basin

Date Posted: April 15, 2024

Posted by: AArtle

Take Action!

Submit a letter in support of the Mono Lake Kutzadika’a Tribe. The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board is considering designating the lake and tributary streams with Tribal Beneficial Uses, which recognize the value of these waters for the Tribe.


The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Lahontan) is advancing the Mono Basin Tribal Beneficial Uses Designation Project. This designation will recognize the important uses of Mono Lake and its tributary streams by Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial.

This project proposes to amend the Water Quality Control Plan for the Lahontan Region to designate Tribal Beneficial Uses (TBU) for Mono Lake and its tributary streams. Lahontan states that designation “serves to acknowledge and highlight the need to maintain water quality sufficient to protect Tribal cultural and Tribal subsistence uses of waterbodies in the Mono Basin” and adds that “completion of this project will advance efforts towards racial equity.”

The Mono Lake Committee views this proposed action as an important recognition of the Kutzadika’a Tribe’s heritage in the Mono Basin and an affirmation of the importance of Mono Lake.

Lahontan is accepting public comments, and your letter of support will make a difference.

Click here for more information.

login | register | privacy policy | copyright ©2024 Sierra Nevada Alliance


SEARCH Sierra Nevada Alliance

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors