Trail System Master Plan EIR Project Archive

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Project Description: The Town of Mammoth Lakes released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Trail System Master Plan (TSMP) - including the Sherwins Area Recreation Plan (SHARP) - on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, and actively solicited public comment. "The release of the DEIR begins a 45-day period for public and agency comment that will end on Friday, September 2 (2011). Completion of the EIR, which was funded by a generous grant from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, is one of the last steps to adopt the Trail System Master Plan, an important planning document that sets the framework for a comprehensive, world-class trail system in and around Mammoth Lakes. A Final EIR for the project will be completed following the close of the comment period and will be brought forward with the Trail System Master Plan for review and adoption at public hearings in September and October."

Project Status: The Trail System Master Plan, including the Sherwins Area Recreation Plan (SHARP), and the Final EIR were both recommended for adoption by the Planning Commission on September 28, 2011, and adopted by the Town Council on October 11, 2011. Visit the Town's web page for additional information.

TRAIL SYSTEM MASTER PLAN EIR DOWNLOADS

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR)

Final Environmental Impact Report - September 2011 The final draft of the Trail System Master Plan EIR including the Sherwins Area Recreation Plan (SHARP) (2.7 MB)

Draft Environmental Impact Report - July 2011 Draft EIR circulated for public comment (17.2 MB)

Draft Initial Study - November 2010 From the introduction: "The proposed Town of Mammoth Lakes TSMP Project is analyzed in this Initial Study, in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), to determine if approval of the Project would have a significant impact on the environment." (17.3 MB)

Sherwin Area Recreation Plan (SHARP) Priority Projects As detailed in the "Draft Initial Study" (see above), there was originally an intent to provide "project specific" - as opposed to simply "programmatic" - analysis of 9 SHARP trail projects in anticipation of constructing some of these projects in the near term. (24 KB)

MLTPA Comments MLTPA provided comments on the draft EIR in September of 2011. (144 KB)

CONSULTANT

PCR Services Corporation was the consultant hired by the Town to produce the Trail System Master Plan EIR.

Agenda Bill for Contract/Consultant Approval The agenda bill approved by the Town Council for PCR's contract.

Schedule Update - April 2011 An update from Senior Planner Ellen Clark on the progress of the project and the Trail System Master Plan adoption. (236 KB)

Environmental Consultants A very incomplete list of environmental consultants that may be of use for future efforts. MLTPA does not endorse any of these firms specifically - we provide these names for reference purposes only. (11 KB)

MAPS

Project maps from a variety of source were provided for use in the effort to produce the Trail System Master Plan EIR and to assist with the project specific analysis of the SHARP priority projects.  The SHARP Priority Projects had originally been developed through the SHARP Trails Technical Committee (SHARP TTC).

MLTPA: CEQA Scoping Map (1 MB)
MLTPA: TSMP CEQA (9.5 MB)
SHARP TTC: MapID S01 (1.3 MB)
SHARP TTC: MapID S5b (1.6 MB)
SHARP TTC: MapID S06 (1.6 MB)
SHARP TTC: MapID S07 (1.8 MB)
SHARP TTC: MapID S12b (1.3 MB)
SHARP TTC: MapID S13 (1.5 MB)
SHARP TTC: MapID s15 (1.3 MB)
SHARP TTC: TSMPCEQA (2.1 MB)
TOML: Existing and Future Summer System 9/22/10 (2.3 MB)
TOML: Existing and Future Summer System (2.3 MB)
TOML: Existing and Future Winter System (4.3 MB)
TOML: Mammoth Knolls Trail Draft Ver05 (26.5 MB)

RESEARCH DOCUMENTS

MLTPA hunted down and scanned a variety of documents for use by the EIR project consultants. We've posted here the same set of documents that we shared with PCR and the Town in 2010 - and we have lots more in our library. Send an email to info@mltpa.org if you're looking for something - maybe we have it!

SNOWCREEK SKI AREA DEER STUDY 1994 Spring and Fall Migration Study (2.4 MB)

Trail and Commercial Pack Stock Management In the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wildernesses: Record of Decision - 2005 (43.7 MB)

Commercial Pack Station and Pack Stock Outfitter/Guide Permit Issuance: Record of Decision - 2007 (9.8 MB)

ORDER FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF - 05/08/08 HIGH SIERRA HIKERS ASS'N, et al., Plaintiffs, v. RANDY MOORE, et al., Defendants (62 KB)

ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT - 10/30/07 HIGH SIERRA HIKERS ASSN, et al., Plaintiffs, v. BERNIE WEINGARDT, et al., Defendants. (110 KB)

Ecology and Population Dynamics of Mule Deer in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, California - 11/21/88 Dissertation by Thomas Edward Kucera (3.2 MB)

Mammoth Pack Outfit - 3/27/08 Special Use Permit (331 KB)

Mammoth RV Park - 2/9/93 Special Use Permit (308 KB)

Proposed Sherwin Ski Area - 12/19/85 Watershed Analysis (3.9 MB)

Proposed Sherwin Ski Area - 12/87 Mule Deer Studies (4.9 MB)

Proposed Sherwin Ski Area - 3/19/86 Wildlife EA (1.7 MB)

Rock Compartment Wildlife Report - 1981 (407 KB)

Proposed Sherwin Ski Area - 09/07/90 Biological Evaluation for Sensitive Species (510 KB)

Proposed Sherwin Ski Area - 05/08/86 Feasibility Study (9.7 MB)

Sherwin Ski Area - 12/85 Deer and Wildlife Final Report  (1.9 MB)

Sherwin Canyon - 1972 Geologic Report (1.2 MB)

Proposed Sherwin Ski Area - 04/87 Snowcover Report (500 KB)

Snowcreek Golf Course - 8/11/95 Impact Assessment for Migratory Mule Deer (213 KB)

Snowcreek Golf Course - 7/96 Deer study, Spring migration 1996 (196 KB)

Snowcreek Golf Course - 8/93 Deer study, Spring migration 1993 (551 KB)

Snowcreek Golf Course Expansion - 8/19/93 Revised EA (2.9 MB)

Proposed Snowcreek Ski Area - 3/93 Deer Fall Migration Study (1.2 MB)

Proposed Snowcreek Ski Area - 3/95 Deer Spring and Fall Migration Study (2.4 MB)

Proposed Snowcreek Ski Area - 3/18/86 Avalanche Control Plan (4.8 MB)

Proposed Snowcreek Ski Area - 2/22/74 Ski Area Capacity Estimates (225 KB)

Winter Recreation - 2/2005 Needs Assessment Survey (1.5 MB)

MLTPA Server Code: 058_TSMP_CEQA

This page last updated: July 29, 2013

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