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June 23, 2021

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Sustainability. Quality of Life.

Stewardship. Public Benefit.

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WILDFIRE
Watch a free screening of Not If, But When: Wildfire Solutions online now through June 24. The forty-minute film interviews leading experts, highlights unique partnerships, and shows innovative large-scale projects all while highlighting cutting-edge wildfire practices that combine the latest science with traditional Native American knowledge.
Register to watch the film HERE.
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CREATIVE FUNDING
Now here's an idea...
The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation continues the "support trails sticker" program for a second year. Proceeds from the $10 sticker reached over $18,000 in 2020. The money raised through this program funds trail maintenance, new signage and trail days events. Plus, this year there are hopes to build a first of its kind adaptive mountain bike trail accessible to all.
Hmmmm.....

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DATA APPS
Several new (and seasoned) apps help professionals, volunteers and citizen scientists collect data to share with municipalities and land managers. Certain data is collected, analyzed and presented to support trail maintenance, social needs and infrastructure efforts. So, what apps are out there and which one(s) will work best for your needs? Read about a few of the available apps and how they are being put into practice.
closing soon
JUNE 30
LAST CHANCE !! Participate in the Shady Rest Inyo Craters Trail Planning Survey before the planning team heads into the field. Help us plan trails we can all enjoy and be proud of!
CLICK HERE to participate!
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(UN)RESPONSIBLE RECREATION

Recreation Access Closed

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Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) private forest lands are generally open to individual members of the public for responsible recreational use such as hiking, bicycling, fishing, hunting, or cross-country skiing. Part of "responsible use" means adhering to guidelines and restrictions - especially fire restrictions. It is unfortunate that so many have ignored the restrictions put in place to protect us all. Already, numerous illegal camp fires have been found and extinguished this season in the Eastern Sierra. This closure may serve as a reminder for how quickly a treasured benefit can be taken away. Please #RecreateResponsibly.

In an effort to avoid consequences related to extreme drought and wildfire danger, SPI California Forestlands will close to public access on Monday, June 21, 2021."Due to extreme drought and wildfire conditions, Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) has closed its California forestlands to public access, effective Mon, June 21. This closure will remain in effect until further notice. Public roads that are on SPI forestlands will remain open, but no walk-in access will be allowed. For those looking for maps of SPI property lines, there are several third-party applications available for purchase."
U.S. FOREST SERVICE

Reds Meadow Update

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From the U.S. Forest Service, Inyo National Forest: "Reds Meadow Road will be opening this Thursday, June 17, providing public access to Devils Postpile National Monument, Rainbow Falls, Reds Meadow Resort and recreation sites, trailheads and campgrounds in the Reds Meadow Valley.

The Reds Meadow Shuttle Service, provided by Eastern Sierra Transit Authority, begins service on July 2. After the Reds Meadow Road opens on June 17, but before the shuttle starts running on July 2, expect parking to be very limited in the area. We recommend you carpool and arrive early.

On July 2, all regular rules and fees will be put in place, including mandatory use of the shuttle bus. Information on fees, the mandatory shuttle bus and exception vehicles can be obtained on the Inyo National Forest website at https://go.usa.gov/x6RJG. For details on the schedule and fares for Reds Meadow Shuttle, please visitwww.estransit.com/routes-schedule/seasonal/reds-meadow-shuttle.

The Devils Postpile Ranger Station and Campground, operated by the National Park Service, will not be open this season.

Reds Meadow, Agnew Meadow, Pumice Flat, Minaret Falls and Upper Soda Springs Campgrounds will be open on a first come-first served basis at 11:00 a.m. on June 18. Campsite availability will be tracked by staff at the Minaret Vista Ranger Station and campers will be informed of availability upon arrival at the Station. Agnew Meadows Group Camp and Agnew Horse Camp will open on July 9 and can be reserved at www.recreation.gov."
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Sign Up for Wednesdays & Weekends with the Mammoth Lakes Trail System! Join the crew to design and build trail, install new signage, perform trail maintenance and most importantly - HAVE FUN 😁
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ON THE

CALENDAR

SURVEYS

Woodman St. / Old Mammoth Road Bus Turn-Around Transit Survey

Shady Rest Inyo Craters Trail Planning Survey

Tahoe Regional Trails Plan Survey
UPCOMING

06/14 - 06/25 - City Parks Alliance: Summer Series 2021

06/24 - American Trails: Current & Future Trends in Equestrian Trails

06/26 - Friends of the Inyo: June Lake Trails Day

05/28 - 09/06 - MLR Photo Fishing Derby

06/30 - National Forest Foundation - Partnerships On Every Forest

07/04/21 - TOML 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at Crowley Lake

07/14 - TOML Planning & Economic Development Commission: Woodman Turnaround Proposal
ONGOING

"Camp Like A PRO" Information & Mono County Interactive Camping Map

Summer of Trail Days - Volunteer with the Mammoth Lakes Trail System

Volunteer Eastern Sierra Community Event Calendar

Eastern Sierra Climate & Communities Resilience Project

CALREC Vision

TOML Parks & Recreation Facilities Updates

California Smoke Spotter App
NEWS

NPS.gov: Secretary Haaland Promotes Outdoor Recreation, Designates Ten New National Recreation Trails

PRNewswire: The INVEST in America Act of 2021 is a Major Step Forward for Active Transportation

Syracuse.com: Court Decision Blocking Adirondack Snowmobile Trail Has Other Outdoor Enthusiasts Concerned

American Trails: FAQ - Trail Graduate Programs

Headwaters Economics: Measuring Trail Benefits: Property Value

National Recreation and Park Association: The Impact of Trails and Greenways on Property Values

Tahoe Regional Trails Plan
EMPLOYMENT

CA Climate Action Corps: AmeriCorps Fellow
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