Project Description: In the summer of 2009, the Town of Mammoth Lakes and MLTPA embarked on a 10-month effort to establish priorities for the implementation of the freshly drafted Trail System Master Plan. From the outset, however, it was clear that successful implementation of the Trail System Master Plan was tied to a much larger discussion regarding the future of recreation in Mammoth Lakes and the surrounding region. Over 4 separate and iterative micro-efforts, and with the engagement of the staffs, commissions, and representatives of the Town of Mammoth Lakes, the United States Forest Service, Mono County, NGO’s such as MLTPA and Friends of the Inyo, and local businesses, the MLR 1.0 process focused in on opportunities for partnerships and the efficient and effective delivery of recreation in the Mammoth Lakes region.
Project Update: Funded in part by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Mammoth Lakes Recreation 1.0 contributed to an impressive set of deliverables and outcomes. These included a blueprint to restructure the Town of Mammoth Lakes Recreation Department (“Proposed Structure for TOML Recreation Department (10/05/11"); an inventory of potential roles and responsibilities for the delivery of recreation opportunities in the Mammoth Lakes Region from the fiduciary perspective of local land management agencies and NGOs (“Mammoth Lakes Recreation: Augmenting Agency Capacity”); the initiation of the RECSTRATS process (“RECSTRATS: A Vision for Recreation in Mammoth Lakes and a Strategic Plan for its Implementation”), a community based effort to establish priorities for recreation in Mammoth Lakes; and a master agreement (“Consulting Agreement”) between the Town and MLTPA for the delivery of a variety of services in conjunction with the implementation of the Trail System Master Plan. In 2013, the Town revisited the Mammoth Lakes Recreation process – check out “Mammoth Lakes Recreation 2.0” for all the details.
Updated December 28, 2013
“Recreation is the product that drives the Town's tourism-based economy. It is with that principle in mind that we present our proposal for the Town's Recreation Department Organization.” Town Manager Rob Clark, May 11, 2010
Project graphic and supplemental text illustrating the potential organizational framework for Mammoth Lakes Recreation.
“MLTPA proposes to convene those agencies, commissions, stakeholders, and user groups with an interest in recreation in the Mammoth Lakes Region to articulate a Vision for recreation in Mammoth Lakes and a Strategic Plan for its implementation.” July 7, 2010
“It has been determined to be in TOWN's best interest to retain the professional services of a consultant to provide services related to the Mammoth Lakes Trails System including…” December 2, 2010
Definitive documentation of the Mammoth Lakes Recreation 1.0 process during the 10-month period from August 2009 through May of 2010. 16 MB/248 Pages
The table of contents of the definitive documentation of the Mammoth Lakes Recreation 1.0 process during the 10 month period from August 2009 through May of 2010.
Phase 1 of the Mammoth Lakes Recreation 1.0 process – “The Mammoth Lakes Recreation Council (MLRC)” – notes and minutes. 1 MB/5 Pages
Phase 2 of the Mammoth Lakes Recreation 1.0 process – “The Mammoth Lakes Recreation Council (MRRC)” – notes and minutes. 1 MB/28 Pages
Phase 3 of the Mammoth Lakes Recreation 1.0 process – “Mammoth Lakes Recreation (MLR)” – notes and minutes. 2.3 MB/97 Pages
Parallel effort to the Mammoth Lakes Recreation 1.0 process – “The Townie Group” – notes and minutes.1.6 MB/51 Pages