Project Description: CALREC Vision highlights the essential, multi-benefit role that outdoor recreation plays in California. MLTPA has been engaged with local and regional issues of sustainable recreation and collaboration in the Eastern Sierra since its inception, and provides technical support to a regional public/public recreation-based solution, the Eastern Sierra Sustainable Recreation Partnership (ESSRP). Given its role as a facilitator and convener in a number of collaborative efforts to improve the social, environmental, and economic impacts of recreation in the Eastern Sierra region, MLTPA has now sponsored and delivered a statewide perspective entitled "CALREC Vision: Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration to Advance Sustainable Outdoor Recreation in California" which is available for review and download. MLTPA engaged thought leadership and expertise from federal, state, and regional participants who served as an Advisory Committee, and these participants generously shared their time, perspective, insights and experience through a series of facilitated meetings in 2020, which are now documented in the final paper, "CALREC Vision: Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration to Advance Sustainable Outdoor Recreation in California".
"CALREC Vision: Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration to Advance Sustainable Outdoor Recreation in California" is the document produced by an effort sponsored by MLTPA, with thought leadership from a number of federal, state, and regional participants. Click above to download and review.
On August 13, 2020, the State of California and the U.S. Forest Service announced a new joint state-federal initiative to reduce wildfire risks, restore watersheds, protect habitat and biological diversity, and help the state meet its climate objectives. Click above to access the signed agreement.
On January 8, 2021, California released a comprehensive action plan to reduce wildfire risk for vulnerable communities and accelerate action to combat climate change. Page 38 of the document is entitled "Sustain and Expand Outdoor Recreation on Forestland", click above to learn more.
Download the USFS document known as "A Framework for Sustainable Recreation", a guiding document for the ESRC effort that was originally published by the USFS in 2010 and referenced in the current Inyo National Forest Management Plan Revision process.
MLTPA submitted comments to the CA Assembly's "Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee" as they considered the new "Climate Resilience Bond". Click above to download the letter and four specific CALREC Vision recommendations tied to the “Agreement for Shared Stewardship of California’s Forests and Rangelands” executed between the State of California and the United States Forest Service.
MLTPA sponsors CALREC Vision, and also hosts CALREC Vision’s communications. Click above to sign up for the special CALREC Vision email list. Once you’ve signed up, you will be re-directed back to this MLTPA web page (!) and you will then also receive all of the latest updates on all things CALREC Vision, including upcoming events.
MLTPA provides support for the Eastern Sierra Sustainable Recreation Partnership, which was initiated in 2017 at a joint meeting of the Mono County Board of Supervisors and the Mammoth Lakes Town Council, and now include nine regional agency partners. The Partnership was supported by the Washington Office of the U.S. Forest Service. Click above to learn more.
In consultation with the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments, the Town of Mammoth Lakes submitted and was awarded a grant application for Proposition 68 funds on behalf of the regional partners. The grant application was written by MLTPA in consultation with the regional partners. Click above to learn more.
Funded by a generous grant from the National Forest Foundation, the ESRC produced a series of public meetings during the summer months of 2016. The vibrant economies of Eastern Sierra Gateway Communities are dependent upon visitation driven by world-class outdoor recreation experiences. Click above to learn more.
In support of the Inyo National Forest Management Plan Revision process, MLTPA invited recreation enthusiasts and regional stakeholders to participate in a series of public meetings, open public forums intended to provide diverse recreationists and stakeholders a regional voice to help inform the federal planning effort. Click above to learn more.
In 2010, partnership with the Inyo National Forest and MLTPA, the Lakes Basin Special Study got underway. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy had awarded the Town of Mammoth Lakes a grant in 2008 to complete recreation and mobility planning in the much-loved and heavily visited Mammoth Lakes Basin. Click above to learn more.
In 2009, the U.S. Forest Service, the Town of Mammoth Lakes, and MLTPA invited the community to form an independent working group to collaboratively identify a preferred alternative for trails, public access, and recreation facilities to the south of the Town of Mammoth Lakes. Click above to learn more.
Last Updated July 20, 2021