CURRENT CONDITIONS

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NEWS FROM THE

TRAILHEAD

September 15, 2021

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Sustainability. Quality of Life.

Stewardship. Public Benefit.

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HOUSING
The Town of Mammoth Lakes Housing Work Program moved forward on September 9
with the initial tree removal and rough grading work on The Parcel. The work will prepare the site for Phase I construction consisting of 80 affordable housing units and one manager unit. The work also includes preparation for streets and other public improvements to be constructed.
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TEMP CLOSURE
The Humboldt-Toiyabe N.F in partnership with
Mammoth Lakes Recreation and Mono County are upgrading Buckeye Hot Springs
day use area to improve user experience and resource-related issues. From 9/15 to 9/16, this area, including the hot springs and the entire Buckeye Creek Road,
will be temporarily closed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. while a new vault toilet is installed.
PRESS RELEASE
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CONSTRUCTION
The Casa Diablo IV Project by Mammoth Pacific Geothermal to drill two new wells and build a new power plant is underway. 14MW of output will go to Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE) & Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) and 16MW to the City of Colton. Construction vehicles will be present and operating in the area; please be aware of heavy equipment and remain outside of marked areas.
Forest Service Notice
**The Inyo National Forest will re-open Thursday, September 16, 2021.**
Please remember that Stage II FIRE RESTRICTIONS ARE STILL IN PLACE on the Inyo and many of the neighboring jurisdictions. That means NO CAMPFIRES, even in developed recreation sites.
Click the buttons below for accurate and up to date information on current forest conditions and fire restrictions. These pages are being updated often. Please keep checking back for new information and plan accordingly.

Mammoth Lakes Community Provides Temporary

Overnight Parking for Evacuees

The Town in cooperation with Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Sierra Nevada Resort and Spa, Cerro Coso Community College, and the Mammoth Mountain RV Park, are providing temporary parking space for evacuees displaced by fire evacuations to park extra vehicles or to stay overnight in their RV or self-contained vehicle. View the temporary overnight parking map HERE and find out more information HERE.
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HIGH-ALTITUDE RECREATION

TOML Applying for Whitmore Grant

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The Town in partnership with Mammoth Lakes Recreation (MLR), Mammoth Hospital, Mammoth Track Club and Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access (MLPTA), are submitting a $3 million competitive grant application for the Proposition 68 Regional Park Program.

The Town is seeking community design input for proposed recreation features, programming needs, space alternatives and path/fitness activities for the proposed Recreation Center and Multi-Use Trail at the Whitmore Recreation Area.

As a frequent or new user of Whitmore Recreation Area, please take a few minutes to complete the online survey and Tell Us How You Want to Play!

Mammoth Track Club has put together an incredible prize package as a THANK YOU! Enter to win at the end of the survey!

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FOREST HEALTH

Grant Awarded to Local Community Climate Project

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has awarded $160 million for landscape-scale land management projects intended to restore and
maintain healthy forests throughout California while enhancing carbon storage. The grants were awarded by CAL FIRE’s Forest Health and Forest Legacy programs to local and regional partners and collaboratives implementing forest treatment and conservation activities on state, local, tribal, federal, and private lands. This year’s funded projects are distributed among 27 counties covering the length of California, from Siskiyou County to San Diego County. A map of projects is posted on the Forest Health webpage.

The Eastern Sierra Climate & Community Resilience Project (ESCCRP) was awarded nearly $5,000,000 for Phase 1 Implementation. The Phase 1 Implementation will commence on the ground activities for the ESCCRP by performing treatment on 2,156
acres within the project area. The ESCCRP is a collaborative landscape scale forest
restoration project aiming to reduce the risk of landscape scale high severity wildfire and restore resilience to 55,000 acres of declining forest stands surrounding the Town of Mammoth Lakes. View the project area by clicking HERE.
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CAMPING

Respect and Enjoy!

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After the turbulent and trying summer of 2020, Mono County initiated the Eastern Sierra Dispersed Camping Collaborative to proactively plan for increased visitation to public lands. This anticipation was crucial for the Mono County landscape which is over 90% publicly owned.

The Collaborative created educational resources, launched outreach campaigns, hosted a website with with everything you need to know to be a PRO, and developed the Eastern Sierra Camping app to take all this goodness on the go.

The efforts have been successful and most recently noticed by Outside Online in an article titled "Your 101 Guide to Dispersed Camping".
ON THE

CALENDAR

SURVEYS / PLEDGES / COMMENTS

NEW Whitmore Recreation Center & Multi-Use Path Survey

Outdoor Industry Workforce Assessment Survey

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority Online Community Survey

TOML Parks & Recreation Department: Summer Camps and Programs Survey

Old Mammoth Road Transit Survey
UPCOMING WEBINARS AND EVENTS

September: Bike Month in Mammoth Lakes

09/15 - LADWP Owens Valley Fall Virtual Job Fair

09/17 - TOML Parks & Recreation: FREE Friday Night Skate Night

09/18 - Sierra Club ROLG: Long Valley Exploratory Drilling Site Tour

09/18 - Friends of the Inyo - 4th Annual Bridgeport Trails Day

09/20 - NWSA - Wilderness Stewardship Advocacy 201

09/21 - Sierra Club ROLG: Virtual Eastern Sierra Volunteer Overview

09/22 - 09/26 - Mammoth Lakes Film Festival

09/23 - 09/26 - Mammoth Yoga Festival

09/25 - National Public Lands Day

09/25 - Sierra Club ROLG - CalTrans Adopt-A-Highway Route 395 Clean Up

09/26 - Sierra Club ROLG - Duck Pass Hike from Coldwater Trailheads
NEWS

American Trails: Be Trail Kind - Trails Are Common Ground Initiative Launches
ONGOING

"Camp Like A PRO" - Information, Map, App

Eastern Sierra Climate & Communities Resilience Project

Volunteer Eastern Sierra Community Event Calendar

CALREC Vision

TOML Parks & Recreation Facilities Updates
EMPLOYMENT

Mammoth Lakes Film Festival: Volunteer Usher

Coastal Conservancy: Executive Officer/California Coastal Conservancy

Mono County: Seasonal Trail Steward

Tahoe Backcountry Alliance: Executive Director

LADWP Owens Valley Virtual Job Fair
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