Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Initiative

Welcome to "Climate Adaptation & Resilience"

Project Description: “Climate Adaptation and Resilience Assessment” is the official name of Track 2 of the “Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Initiative”. This track will produce a Vulnerability Assessment for Climate Change developed through the “lens” of sustainable recreation for the Eastern Sierra Region.  Also included will be documentation of the value of the natural-resource capital in the Eastern Sierra along with valuations of the region’s outdoor recreation economy. A targeted messaging program will accompany the final documents to ensure meaningful and efficient distribution of the track’s findings. 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."

COVID-19 Update: In person meetings are no longer safe as the pandemic has profoundly effected the gateway communities and counties of the Eastern Sierra, as well as recreation activities and our visitor audience. Placeworks, ICF, and the MLTPA team have established the digital systems necessary to pursue and complete the identified tasks for completion of the "Climate Adaptation & Resilience" track. Please check in with this page for complete and timely information and project updates. Many thanks to the Eastern Sierra's unprecedented open-access broadband network capacity via Digital 395. 

Critical Documents for "Climate Adaptation & Resilience"


Approved Scope of Work for Placeworks and ICF

The Climate Adaptation and Resilience Assessment will include a climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategy for the Eastern Sierra focused primarily on outdoor recreation while also valuating the region’s natural resources and outdoor recreation and tourism economy.


Agenda Item for Mammoth Lakes Town Council Approval

"Authorize the professional services agreement with Placeworks, Inc., subject to the Town Attorney’s approval and finalization of the agreement, for preparation of the Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Assessment services as described in Exhibit A of the agreement."


RFQ: Climate Adaptation and Resilience Assessment Services

"The Town of Mammoth Lakes is seeking an experienced consultant to generate specific components of the "Climate Adaptation and Resilience" deliverable, which will include asset valuations of natural resources and the region's outdoor recreation economy."

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.