CSULB ES&P Students and Alumni Visit Conglomerate Mesa

Image of CSULB students ascending Conglomerate Mesa

Photo by Kyle Hamada

This past spring a group of nine current and former Environmental Science and Policy students joined Dr. Monica Argandoña and a caravan led by members of the Friends of the Inyo to Conglomerate Mesa, a remote spot in the desert of eastern California.  Situated in the southern Inyo Mountains between the Sierra Nevada range and Death Valley National Park, this impressive landform affords visitors expansive wilderness vistas that include Sierra Nevada peaks, Owens Lake, and Death Valley.  Interest in Conglomerate Mesa has been growing due to threats posed by potential mineral exploration.  To learn more about this unique location and efforts underway to protect it from proposed large-scale open-pit gold mining, please see ES&P alumnus Kyle Hamada’s article CSU Long Beach Spring Outing to Conglomerate Mesa.