Sherwins Area Recreation Plan (SHARP) - 2009

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Project Description: After nine months of dedicated effort and broad collaboration between March and November of 2009, the Sherwins Working Group (SWG) produced the Sherwins Area Recreation Plan, or SHARP, which details proposals for summer and winter recreation alternatives for implementation in the Sherwins area to the south of the town of Mammoth Lakes. SHARP also contains an overview of the SWG process and a series of appendices documenting the group's activities. For more information about the SWG members and process, please visit our Sherwins Working Group page. To download SHARP, please click the links below. File sizes are listed next to each file name; however, be mindful that some documents are extremely large.

Project Recognition: On behalf of the Sherwins Working Group and SHARP, MLTPA CEO/Board President John Wentworth was recognized with the Far West Ski Association's 2010 Jordan-Reily Award for achievements in ski-related public affairs. SWG Facilitator Austin McInerny accepted the award on Mr. Wentworth's behalf at the 2010 FWSA Conference on June 12, 2010 and also gave a brief presentation about the SWG and SHARP to convention attendees.
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SWG AND THE COMMUNITY FOR ALL OF THEIR HARD WORK!
 

Public Meeting: January 15, 2015 from 5:00 - 8:00 at Suite Z

In preparation for the upcoming NEPA process for the Sherwin Area Recreation Plan (SHARP) to be conducted by the Inyo National Forest, the Town of Mammoth Lakes will be hosting a public meeting on Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm in Suite Z of the Minaret Vista Mall.  Grady Dutton, the Town's Public Works Director, will be facilitating the meeting. The purpose of the meeting will be to review previously completed SHARP documents and to confirm the trails to be included in the first phase of the SHARP NEPA process. 

SHARP Proposed Phase #1 Trails for Public Review: Please download and review this list of trails previously identified by the Mammoth Lakes Trail System Coordinating Committee (MLTSCC). And be sure to scroll down this page to the Project Archive to dowload and review the 2009 SHARP Plan, including proposals for both Summer and Winter trails, and a variety of supporting information as well. These documents will serve as the background for the work to be completed at the January 15th meeting.

Project Status: SHARP was adopted by the Town of Mammoth Lakes as part of the Town's "Trail System Master Plan" in October of 2011. The programmatic CEQA analysis was completed with funding from a grant to the Town of Mammoth Lakes from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC). In the summer of 2013, the Town contracted with the Inyo National Forest through a Challenge Cost Share Agreement using Measure R funds to begin a multi-year process to complete the environmental (NEPA/CEQA) analysis necessary to begin building SHARP trails. Also in the Summer of 2013, the first SHARP trail - #12B - was completed by volunteers working with the Summer of Stewardship Trail Days program.

If you have questions about SHARP or the Sherwins Working Group process, please contact us at info@mltpa.org or by calling (760) 934-3154.

Project Archive:

SHARP Report: This document contains the SHARP Table of Contents, Acknowledgements, Preamble, Executive Summary, Signatory Page, and Summer and Winter Proposals (narratives and maps). [9.02 MB]

SHARP Report with Appendices: This document contains the SHARP Table of Contents, Acknowledgements, Preamble, Executive Summary, Signatory Page, and Summer and Winter Proposals (narratives and maps), as well as all Appendices (A through G). [52.4 MB]

SWG Summer Proposal: This document contains the Summer Narrative and Summer Map. [5.8 MB]  

SWG Winter Proposal: This document contains the Winter Narrative and Winter Map. [5.7 MB] 

SHARP Appendix A:_SWG Process Narrative [176 KB] 

SHARP Appendix B:_SWG Charter with Signatures [238 KB] 

SHARP Appendix C:_SWG Attendance Record: Please note that this file is unsuited to printing on standard home printers and is best viewed as a PDF. Please contact us if you would like to see this document in Excel. [246 KB]

SHARP Appendix D:_Complete SWG Meeting Records [27.7 MB] 

SHARP Appendix E:_SWG Community Feedback Process [10.4 MB]

SHARP Appendix F:_Additional Participant Comments  [209 KB]

SHARP Appendix G:_SATSS Complete Report [5.1 MB]

PDFs for home printing:

SHARP Report (no maps): This document contains the SHARP Table of Contents, Acknowledgements, Preamble, Executive Summary, Signatory Page, and Summer and Winter narratives. [1 MB]

SWG Summer Narrative (no map) [229 KB]

SWG Summer Map [4 MB]

SWG Winter Narrative (no map) [188 KB]

SWG Winter Map [4.6 MB]

How did they do it?

SWG members volunteered nearly 7,000 hours of their time to contribute toward the creation of SHARP. To see them in action, click on the photo gallery links below.

Winter Field Trip #1: March 21, 2009 (morning session)

Winter Field Trip #1: March 21, 2009 (afternoon session)

Winter Field Trip #2: April 4, 2009 (morning session)

Winter Field Trip #2: April 4, 2009 (afternoon session)

SWG Meeting #1: May 9, 2009

SWG Meeting #2: June 16, 2009

SWG Meeting #3: July 14, 2009

SWG Meeting #4: August 11, 2009

Western Field Trip: August 16, 2009

Eastern Field Trip: August 25, 2009

SWG Meeting #5: September 3, 2009

SWG Meeting #6: September 22, 2009

SWG Meeting #7: October 13, 2009

SWG Meeting #8: November 3, 2009

Last Updated: October 23, 2013

MLTPA Server Code: 047_SHARP

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