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SAGE GROUSE

The City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) announced the completion of the Long Valley Adaptive Management Plan (Plan) for Bi-state sage-grouse. Developed in partnership with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Plan’s completion reaffirms LADWP’s commitment to protecting nearly 40,000 acres of sage-grouse habitat in Mono County.

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YOSEMITE

Spring opening operations for Tioga Pass (Hwy. 120) typically begin around April 15. It will take some time and quite a bit of effort before the road is opened to cars and/or bicycles. Mark this Page for current conditions and updates. Click Here to get a glimpse of what it takes to clear the road. Reservations are not required at this time to enter the park through open entrances.

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LEAVE NO TRACE

It's not when you're going to go, or where you're going to go, it's how you're going to go. Unprecedented use of public lands, coupled with a staggering amount of disregard for LNT principles, has strained the landscape and those who manage and care for it. Refresh your knowledge with this MLR Blog Post. Practice the principles, lead by example and empower others with knowledge.

PUBLIC LANDS

Different Place, Same Story: Collaboration Works

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The Gunnison Public Lands Initiative (GPLI) originated in 2012 as a collaborative among the Crested Butte Mountain Biking Association, Gunnison Trails, High Country Conservation Advocates, the International Mountain Biking Association, and The Wilderness Society. Soon after, in 2014, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Trout Unlimited, Gunnison County Sno Trackers and the Gunnison O.H.V. Alliance of Trailriders (GOATs) were also part of the collaborative effort.

Eight years later, members of this group that spent literally years debating and drawing up a comprehensive collaborative plan to preserve public lands in many different forms met to marvel at their work. The GPLI uses a couple of methods, primarily wilderness and “special management areas” to keep the access open to a variety of uses and users—from recreationalists, to ranchers, to hunters, anglers and wildlife. Read on and be transported to a morning walk above the Slate River near the place appropriately named Oh Be Joyful!

CALIFORNIA

State Embraces Nature-Based Solutions

California's 30 by 30 Initiative - the State’s commitment to conserve 30 percent of California’s lands and coastal waters by 2030 and accelerate nature-based solutions to address climate change - is taking shape and hitting the road.

California Natural Resources Agency is hosting a series of virtual regional workshops to introduce and gather input on the 30 by 30 Initiative and acceleration of nature-based solutions to combat climate change.

Input received during the workshops will inform implementation of Governor Newsom’s Executive Order, N-82-20, on Nature-Based Solutions and the 2021 State Adaptation Strategy update. The Sierra Nevada Region is scheduled for April 28, 2021.

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Visit the Expanding Nature-Based Solutions webpage for information and watch the webinar to learn more about how California plans to deliver on the nature-based solutions Executive Order!

TRAILS & PLANNING

Community Connections: Kansas

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I'm going out on a limb here, but I think it's officially a trend to connect communities through trails. Just to the north of us, the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) "Connected Communities" Project aims to connect 15 mountain communities. The Mammoth Lakes Trail System's planning grant for Shady Rest Inyo Craters could sustainably connect Mammoth to June.

In Kansas, dozens of communities will be linked through inter-connected trails offering "Main St." access, economic activity and the opportunity to recreate outdoors for health and pleasure. 565 miles of this project have been completed with 273 in development or planning stages.

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