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 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!

Project Status: SHARP was adopted by the Town of Mammoth Lakes as part of the Town's updated "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 first SHARP trail - #12B - was completed by volunteers working with the Summer of Stewardship Trail Days program and also 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 the multi-year process to complete the environmental analysis necessary to begin building additional SHARP trails. In 2017, the Mammoth District Ranger authorized construction of two new trails in the Sherwins – the Mammoth Rock Trail Connector (SHARP ID S13) and the Meadow Trail Connector (SHARP ID S18) and the Town initiated contract efforts for field studies to inform NEPA and CEQA analysis on an additional 20+ SHARP projects.

If you have questions about SHARP or the Sherwins Working Group process, please email Joel Rathje, the Mammoth Lakes Trail System Trails Coordinator, or MLTPA 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: June 19, 2017

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