THE LAKES BASIN SPECIAL STUDY (LABSS) - 2012

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Project description: The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) awarded the Town of Mammoth Lakes (TOML) a grant in 2008 to complete recreation and mobility planning in the much-loved and heavily visited Mammoth Lakes Basin. In partnership with the Inyo National Forest (INF) and MLTPA, the Lakes Basin Special Study, or LABSS, kicked off in the summer of 2010 with a variety of community-based outreach events, workshops, field trips, and more. Information collected from this effort may be used by the INF to help draft a Lakes Basin Management Plan. MLTPA assisted by convening the public to gain input on everything from favorite outdoor activities and places to local transportation opportunities, as well as by working on data collection for both traffic studies and recreation-use information. The LABSS process wrapped up in late February 2012 having acheived the grant's goal of enhancing interagency collaboration and having completed additional, SNC-approved work beyond the scope of the original project while remaining within its original buget.

Project Status: LABSS was completed in February, 2012

LABSS DOWNLOADS

LABSS Executive Summary: Executive summary discussing specific improvements to the Lakes Basin that were articulated at the LABSS public meetings, presented as they conform to the management preferences gleaned from the LABSS process. (2.8 MB)

PHOTO DOCUMENTATION

Click here to access the photo gallery of 60 images related to the LABSS process.

DATA COLLECTION AND EXISTING CONDITIONS

Recreation Survey: Field sheets for the recreation survey as filled out by survey participants. (74.6 MB)

Traffic Study: Turning Movement Count - Field Observations Forms: Field observation forms completed by turning-movement study participants to document their experiences in the field. (1.3 MB)

Traffic Study: Parking Counts - Field Observations Forms: Field observation forms completed by parking study participants to document their experiences in the field. (2.4 MB)

Traffic Study: Parking Counts - Data Collection Field Sheets: Field sheets documenting parked vehicles along specified road segments within the Mammoth Lakes Basin. (2.3 MB)

LABSS Existing Conditions Report: The first component of the LABSS collaborative process that establishes baseline existing conditions data. (1.8 MB)

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND FEEDBACK

Public Meeting #1 PowerPoint: PowerPoint presentation for "State of the Lakes Basin", as presented on September 20, 2010. (17.5 MB)

Public Meeting #2 PowerPoint: PowerPoint presentation for "Lakes Basin Recreation: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow", as presented on October 14, 2010. (31.6 MB)

Public Meeting #2 Small-Group Notes: Compiled notes capturing the comments and ideas of the small group working session of the second public meeting. (250 KB)

Public Meeting #3 PowerPoint: PowerPoint presentation for "Lakes Basin Mobility & Transportation", as presented on October 28, 2010. (16.6 MB)

Public Meeting #3 Small-Group Notes: Compiled notes capturing the comments and ideas of the small group working session of the third public meeting. (221 KB)

PRELIMINARY MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS ANALYSIS

LABSS Preliminary Management Concepts (PMC): Report presenting preliminary management concepts for the Lakes Basin, based on data collection and fieldwork conducted over the summer of 2010 and on input gathered at three public meetings held in the fall of 2010. This report was circulated for public review and input from June 1 to August 15, 2011. (5.3 MB)

PMC Public Questionnaire Results, complete: Complete compilation of all public input received on the LABSS Preliminary Management Concepts report. (5.1 MB)  

PMC Public Questionnaire Results, summary: Summary compilation of all public input received on the LABSS Preliminary Management Concepts report. (66 KB)

ADDITIONAL STUDY

Lake Mary Loop Road Multimodal Transportation Concepts Evaluation: Report prepared by the Town of Mammoth Lakes exploring multimodal transportation opportunities for the Lakes Basin. (459 KB)

LABSS Research Library

"Project Summary," Town of Mammoth LakesExcerpt from the awarded Sierra Nevada Conservancy grant application. (233 KB)

"1970 Mammoth Lakes Basin Composite," Inyo National ForestManagement plan and preliminary master design for the Mammoth Recreation Composite (15.7 MB)

"1975 Mammoth Lakes Basin Composite," Inyo National ForestJoint composite plan identifying the recreation needs and potential of the Mammoth Lakes Basin area (8.3 MB)

"1996 Inyo National Forest Visitor Survey," Inyo National Forest: Summarizes the primary management issues faced in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. (541 KB)

"2000 Visitor Characteristics and Service Quality of the Mammoth Lakes Basin," Erin Ross: Study to determine the characteristics of visitors and visitors' satisfaction with service quality at the Mammoth Lakes Basin. (1.2 MB)

"USFS Mammoth Lakes Recreation Area, Recreation Management Plan," Inyo National Forest: Comprehensive assessment of the recreation opportunities in the Mammoth Lakes Recreation Area. (5.8 MB)

MLTPA Server Code: 017 LABSS

This page last updated: October 23, 2013

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