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May 05, 2021

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Sustainability. Quality of Life.

Stewardship. Public Benefit.

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HOUSING
While 2020 brought significant challenges on a global level, it did not slow down the Town of Mammoth Lakes affordable housing goals. The Town, along with their selected development partner, Pacific West Communities, Inc. were awarded a $20,601,216 grant from the California Department of Housing and Community Development for design and construction of infrastructure for The Parcel.
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ART = HEALTH
The month of May is Mental Health Month. A firm believer that art heals, the Mono Arts Council (MAC) is inviting, encouraging, and welcoming EVERYONE to use their Art Center Space, EVERY weekend throughout May. The studio will be open Friday through Monday, 11 am to 5 pm. YOU are welcome to come create whatever your heart desires! No appointment needed. Just you, your mask, and your creative spirit.
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YARTS
Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System will begin its summer service. Capacity on all busses is set at a maximum of 30 persons. Reservations are highly encouraged and include park entry. (No NPS Day-Use reservation is required for passengers.)
For more information and to view the seasonal schedules,
visit www.yarts.com
Service Starts
May 10: Fresno
May 17: Sonora
June 15: Mammoth
SUSTAINABLE RECREATION

A Changing Climate | Vulnerability in California’s Eastern Sierra

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The Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Initiative (SRTI) invites you to join the team of climate experts from Placeworks and Atlas Planning Solutions, along with economists from ICF, for this opportunity to hear their findings. The presentation will cover research and conclusions in the following three areas: Climate Adaptation & Resilience Assessment, Natural Capital & Ecosystem Services Analysis, and Recommended Actions.
The assessment covers the entire Eastern Sierra Region, including Inyo, Mono, and Alpine Counties, two National Forests, and five units of the National Parks system.
This presentation will serve as a resource for the Eastern Sierra Sustainable Recreation Partnership (ESSRP) as it establishes a portfolio of sustainable recreation projects and then works with the SRTI to identify funding opportunities for them. The report and its recommendations will not be formally adopted by any of the Eastern Sierra’s regional agencies and will not be incorporating public comments.
This presentation will be part of a special joint workshop of the Mammoth Lakes Town Council and the Planning & Economic Development Commission.
Virtual Event Details
May 12, 2:00 PM
Zoom:
Please click this URL to join. https://monocounty.zoom.us/s/
94467884456
Or join by phone:
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or
+1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592
To Raise your hand press *9, To Unmute/Mute press *6
Webinar ID: 944 6788 4456
All are welcome to attend, questions will be addressed if time allows.
COMMUNITY RESOURCES

This Week:

Long Valley Drilling Exploration Project

Mammoth Voices
The public comment period for the KORE Mining Company's Long Valley Exploration Drilling Project at Hot Creek is extended to May 13 due to public requests. Lynn Bolton, Chair of Sierra Club Range of Light Group, will give an update & answer any questions about the project.
Public Comments must be submitted to the US Forest Service NEPA Projects Home, by May 13, 2021. Click through to the main project page on the Forest Service's website and read both the US Forest Service scoping letter and supporting documents for this project.You can also find information at the Kore Mining Company website.
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LEGISLATION

Virtual Hike Calls for Action

This February and March, over 120 advocates virtually hiked the halls of Congress to call for action to protect and expand access for all to public lands and trails. These efforts, led by the Partnership for the National Trails System and American Hiking Society, developed a series of common messages and legislative priorities for the coming Federal fiscal year. Download the Hike the Hill materials now to help build a common agenda for the entire trails community.
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Shady Rest Inyo Craters Trail Planning Survey

Scan the QR Code or CLICK HERE to participate!
ON THE

CALENDAR

CATCH UP

04/14 - New E-Bike Accessible Trails at Tahoe National Forest

05/03 - Mono Historical Society: The Watterson Brothers…Villains or Victims?

UPCOMING

05/05 - Mammoth Lakes Tourism Board Meeting

05/06 - American Trails: Introduction to Trails Planning Webinar (Part 1 of 3)

05/07 - 05/09 - wokNnature: Forest Bathing Walk

05/08 - Felici Trio Watch Party! (Email for Link)

05/11 - Mammoth Lakes Recreation Board Meeting

05/12 - TOML Planning and Economic Development Commission Meeting

05/17 - 05/19 - California Outdoor Recreation Partnership Virtual Summit

05/21 - 05/22 - Town of Mammoth Lakes: Defensible Space & Community Clean-Up

05/24 - 05/28 - Society for Wilderness Stewardship: National Wilderness Skills Institute

05/27 - Eastern Sierra Climate & Communities Resilience Project Meeting

06/10 - Mammoth Trails Committee Meeting

06/11 - Eastern Sierra Council of Governments (ESCOG) Meeting

06/17 - Mammoth Trails Community Meeting: Shady Rest Inyo Craters Trail Planning

06/21 - Mono Arts Council: Create Eastern Sierra Summer Arts Institute

ONGOING

Volunteer Eastern Sierra Community Event Calendar

03/25 - 06/24 - Forest Management Workforce Development Seminar Series

04/20 - 05/11 - Nature-Based Solutions and 30 by 30 Virtual Regional Workshops

Eastern Sierra Climate & Communities Resilience Project

CALREC Vision - A Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration to Advance Sustainable Outdoor Recreation in California

NEWS

New York Times: How Much Hotter Is Your Hometown Than When You Were Born?

Atlanta Magazine: The Importance of Nature in the Time of Coronavirus

American Trails: Hatfield - McCoy Regional Recreational Area, West Virginia

Good Tourism Institute: Good Tourism: A Practical Guide

The Architect's Newspaper: A 3D-Printed Steel Pedestrian Bridge Wins the 2021 Forge Prize

National Endowment for the Arts: First Phase of American Rescue Plan Funding from the NEA Announced

Tahoe Visitors Bureaus Team to Encourage Stewardship, Responsible Travel

High Country News: What's the Value of Tracking Recreation in the West?

EMPLOYMENT

Friends of the Inyo: Communications Director

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship: Project Coordinator / Grant Admin

Trout Unlimited: California Operations and Grants Manager

Friends of Nevada Wilderness: Positions Available

Sierra Nevada Alliance: Lake Tahoe Ambassador Program
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