The Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Initiative

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Welcome

Project Description: On March 7, 2019, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s Governing Board authorized $618,750 of Proposition 68 funds for the “The Eastern Sierra Sustainable Recreation Partnership: Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Initiative” to benefit the SNC’s Eastern sub-region. The Governing Board’s action demonstrates a pioneering commitment to California’s rural outdoor recreation economy and the natural resources that make it possible. MLTPA is pleased to provide this web page in support of the Eastern Sierra Sustainable Recreation Partnership (ESSRP) and the "Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Initiative."

The SNC Project Application

In consultation with the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments (ESCOG), the Town of Mammoth Lakes submitted a grant application to the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) for Proposition 68 funds on behalf of the regional partners, which include Mono County, Inyo County, the City of Bishop, the Town of Mammoth Lakes, the Inyo National Forest, and the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest. The grant application was written by MLTPA, the Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation (MLTPA), in consultation with the regional partners.

Download and review the successful SNC grant application - “The Eastern Sierra Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Initiative”, originally titled "Eastern Sierra Office of Sustainable Recreation and Tourism" - the project to support the Eastern Sierra Sustainable Recreation Partnership and benefit the SNC’s Eastern sub-region. Also download and review the "The Sierra Nevada Conservancy Strategic Plan 2019–2024", the rationale for funding “The Eastern Sierra Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Initiative”.

The Four "Tracks" of the "Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Initiative"

The four “tracks” of the “Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Initiative” are listed below with links to their web pages. 

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“Regional Recreation Stakeholder Engagement”

“Regional Recreation Stakeholder Engagement” is the official name for Track 1 of the “Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Initiative”. Efforts will include 12 facilitated meetings in Inyo, Mono, and Alpine counties starting in September of 2019.

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“Climate Adaptation and Resilience Assessment”

“Climate Adaptation and Resilience Assessment” is the official name of Track 2 of the “Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Initiative”. This track will produce a report developed through the “lens” of sustainable recreation documenting the value of natural-resource capital in the Eastern Sierra and the region’s outdoor recreation economy.

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“Connection to the Eastern Sierra Visitor Audience”

“Connection to the Eastern Sierra Visitor Audience” is the official name of Track 3 of the “Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Initiative”. Invited participants will convene for 8 quarterly meetings to assist with the creation of a 21st-century regional recreation identity for the Eastern Sierra.

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“Project Prioritization and Implementation Plan”

“Project Prioritization and Implementation Plan” is the official name of Track 4 of the “Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Initiative”. The ESSRP will collaborate with recreation stakeholders to identify projects eligible for funding via “out-of-region” financial opportunities.

Funding for this project has been provided by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, an agency of the State of California, under the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68) and in support of the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program.

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​MLTPA Foundation
PO Box 100 PMB 432
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546-0100

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