Project description: On March 18, 2015, the Mammoth Lakes Town Council voted 4-0 (with Council Member and MLTPA Board President John Wentworth recused) on agenda item #13, to “Approve the Mammoth Lakes Recreation (MLR) Key Agreements for implementation of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System (MLTS) Coordination." These four key agreements include: a Statement of Shared Values; MLTS Central Point Oversight and Policy Structure; MLTS Scope of Tasks; and Trails Coordination Funding and Scope of Contract. The complete document is available for download below, along with a graphic presentation that describes the process for governance and oversight.
As stated in the staff report for the Town Council’s agenda item, The Mammoth Lakes Trails System is a project deliverable for Mammoth Lakes Recreation (MLR), which directs MLR to “Collaborate with the Town and partners on providing recommendations to Town Council for the continuation, prioritization, implementation, and design of programs and services to support the Mammoth Lakes Trail System…" The staff report continues: "While MLR, through its Mammoth Trails Committee, will provide work program oversight and recommendations, the specific project details will be identified and implemented at a staff level, with appropriate contracts coming to Council when required. The proposed structure is designed to allow a smaller group with clear responsibilities (i.e. the Mammoth Trails Committee) to focus on development of policy direction, to allow a focus on implementation of larger capital projects and trails programs, establish a focus on leveraging funding and to complete their strategic direction work and recommendations.”
For more information on Mammoth Lakes Recreation, please visit their web page, and for more information on the Mammoth Trails Committee, including meeting notices, agendas, and minutes please visit their web page as well.
Agenda item description: “Approve the Mammoth Lakes Recreation (MLR) Key Agreements for implementation of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System (MLTS) Coordination."
“Mammoth Lakes Trail System Program Management” - MLR Board of Directors February 23, 2015
Download the Town of Mammoth Lakes + USFS MOU for the Mammoth Lakes Trail System - June 11, 2013.
Download the Town Council Agenda Bill File No. R12-940-10: February 1, 2012. This agenda bill and resolution documents the Town Council's desired relationship with the USFS for the Mammoth Lakes Trail System.
Download the Town of Mammoth Lake + USFS MOU for the Mammoth Lakes Trail System Website which can be visitied at mammothtrails.org - June 11, 2013.
Download the MLTPA Memorandum of Understanding including signatories from 11 local agencies and NGOs - November 12, 2013.
Download the Master Challence Cost Share Agreement between the Town of Mammoth Lakes + USFS for the Mammoth Lakes Trail System - May 31, 2016.
Download the Special Use Permit for Multi-Use Pathways (MUPs) between the USFS and TOML - April 2, 2007.
Download the Town of Mammoth Lakes General Plan - 2007.
Click here to access MLTPA's complete download page for the Town of Mammoth Lakes Trail System Master Plan (TSMP) which was adopted by the Town in 2011.
Click here to link to the Trail System Master Plan EIR Project Archive project page.
Download the Town's first Trail System Master Plan, adopted in 1991. This document was eventually superseded by the current Trail System Master Plan which was adopted in 2011.
Download maps that describe the Mammoth Lakes Trail System and its relationships to neighboring jurisdictions as well as trail and road networks.
Download the Town's adopted Parks and Recreation Master Plan - 2012.
Download the Recreation Vision and Strategies for Mammoth Lakes (RecStrats) - November 2010.
Download the RecStrats II: Implementation Strategy - October 5, 2011.
The Inyo National Forest's 1988 General Management Plan is being updated. Click on the link above to access an official USFS webpage.
Download the USDA Forest Service Strategic Plan (FY 2007–2012).
Download the Management Direction for the Ansel Adams, John Muir, and Dinkey Lakes Wildernesses: Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision - April 2001.
Click here to link to the Trail Construction and Maintenance Notebook - 2004.
Download the Standard Specifications for Construction and Maintenance of Trails - September 1996
Download the complete Inaugural Documents of Authority (IDOA) : Complete - Novemeber 2011.
Download the IDOA Track 1 MLTS Assets - October 2011.
Download the IDOA Track 2: Intellectual Property - October 2011.
Download the IDOA Track 3: Governance - October 2011.
Download the IDOA Track 4: Operations & Maintenance - October 2011.
Download the IDOA Track 5: Capacity & Resources - October 2011.
Download the Mammoth Lakes Trail System Atlas - October 2011 .
Download the The Economic & Fiscal Impacts and Visitor Profile of Mono County Tourism in 2008.
Download the MLTS Economic Impact Model which provided an analysis of the economic value of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System - 2011
Last Updated - June 20, 2017
MLTPA Project Code - 054_05_MLRMASTER