Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Initiative

Welcome to Recreation Stakeholders

Project Description: “Regional Recreation Stakeholder Engagement” is the official name for Track 1 of the “Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Initiative”. While originally intended as in-person meetings to have taken place throughout the Eastern Sierra, efforts migrated to virtual and digital efforts starting in March of 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stakeholder consensus, identified challenges, and emerging trends were shared as desired Project Ideas through a dedicated “Community Projects” web page and submission form. 183 Project Ideas were submitted by recreation stakeholders, which were then scored by the public at virtual meetings for their stewardship, access and equity, and community benefits. The outputs from these virtual public efforts are shared below. Through these efforts, public support can be discerned for future programs and on-the-ground infrastructure investments as part of the final portfolio of project recommendations.  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 affected the gateway communities and counties of the Eastern Sierra, as well as recreation activities and our visitor audience. Many thanks to the Eastern Sierra's unprecedented open-access broadband network capacity via Digital 395 for providing the necessary broadband capacity to undertake these efforts in virtual and digital environments.

Community Projects Webpage

Click above to view the "Community Projects" webpage where Recreation Stakeholder shared desired Project Ideas through a dedicated submission form. 183 Project Ideas were submitted, which were then scored by the public at virtual meetings for their stewardship, access and equity, and community benefits.

Virtual Project Review Meeting #3 - December 10, 2020
Virtual Project Review Meeting #2 - November 19, 2020
Virtual Project Review Meeting #1 - September 17, 2020
Gateway Community Workshop #1 - Southern Inyo County Jan 16, 2020
Kickoff Meeting Part 2 - Tri-County Fairgrounds, Bishop, CA - Oct. 17, 2019
Kickoff Meeting Part 1 - Tri-County Fairgrounds, Bishop, CA - Sept. 16, 2019

                                                                                                                                           

Last Updated February 21, 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.