Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Initiative

Welcome to Projects and Funding

Project Description: “Project Prioritization and Implementation Plan” is the official name of Track 4 of the “Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Initiative”. Members of the Eastern Sierra Sustainable Recreation Partnership (ESSRP) will work collaboratively in facilitated  sessions to identify the components of a portfolio of projects eligible for funding via local and “out-of-region” financial opportunities. The portfolio will draw upon project ideas generated through the three companion tracks of the “Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Initiative”: Recreation Stakeholders; Climate Adaptation & Resilience; and Visitor Audience. The “Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Initiative” will then provide technical assistance for the development of eight identified projects from the portfolio for funding applications. The heavy lifting for the “Project Prioritization and Implementation Plan” will get underway in the spring of 2021, so please check back in with this page for complete and timely information and updates. 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 were not safe during the pandemic and COVID-19 profoundly effected the gateway communities and counties of the Eastern Sierra. Efforts in pursuit of the “Project Prioritization and Implementation Plan” have been conducted virtually, with many thanks to the Eastern Sierra's unprecedented open-access broadband network capacity via Digital 395.

"ESSRP Prospectus"


Over a series of meetings in 2021, the Eastern Sierra Sustainable Recreation Partnership met to develop long term priorities for sustainable recreation in the region. The “Prospectus” includes eight investment strategies, feasibility parameters, guiding principles, and ESSRP project pillars. Please click above to view or download.


Last Updated September 18, 2021

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.