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Trail System Master Plan
Final Trail System Master Plan: Adopted October 11, 2011
The Trail System Master Plan and EIR were recommended for adoption by the Planning Commission on September 28, 2011, and adopted by the Town Council on October 11, 2011.  Minor revisions were suggested by the Town Council - these are included in the Final Trail System Master Plan, which can be downloaded from the links below.

Trail System Master Plan - Final Adopted (No Maps) (7.84 MB)
Trail System Master Plan - Final Adopted (Includes Maps) (LARGE FILE: 71.6MB)
Attachment A: Soft Surface Trails Concept
Attachment A: Soft Surface Trails Concept Appendices
Attachment B: Sherwin Area Trails Special Study (SATTS)
Attachment C: Sherwin Area Recreation Plan (SHARP) Final
Attachment D: Interpretive Services Planning Document


Final Redline Public Review Draft TSMP (September 2011)
The Final (Redline) Public Review Draft TSMP was published in September 2011.  It is based on the February 2009 Draft Master Plan, with a series of minor technical changes and updates.  The Planning Commission and Town Council will consider this Draft of the TSMP at Public Hearings scheduled in late September and October 2011.  Please refer to the Agendas and Minutes section of the website for staff reports and other relevant materials that will be presented at public hearings.

Final (Redline) Public Review Draft Trail System Master Plan 9-13-11
Attachment A: Soft Surface Trails Concept
Attachment A: Soft Surface Trails Concept Appendices
Attachment B: Sherwin Area Trails Special Study (SATTS)
Attachment C: Sherwins Area Recreation Plan (SHARP)

February 2009 Draft TSMP
The public review Draft Trails System Master Plan was released in February 2009.  It includes the Master Plan itself, as well as series of appendices.

Draft Trails System Master Plan, February 2009
Draft TSMP Attachment A: Soft Surface Trails Concept
Draft TSMP Attachment B: Sherwin Area Trails Special Study

Sherwin Area Recreation Master Plan (SHARP)

The SHARP was published in November 2009, and reflects the results of a seven-month collaborative process involving Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access (MLTPA), the US Forest Service, the Town, and a broad cross-section of interested stakeholders, known as the Sherwin Working Group (SWG).  SHARP identifies potential summer and winter trails and recreation projects in the Sherwin Area, south of the Town's Urban Growth Boundary.  Since publication of SHARP, the SHARP Trails Technical Committee has been working to refine the recommendations of the SHARP document.

Sherwin Area Recreation Plan
Link to MLTPA's SHARP Webpage
Link to MLTPA's Sherwins Working Group Webpage 

Draft Trails System Master Plan EIR
Work on the Environmental Impact Report for the TSMP EIR began in July 2010.  The EIR will consider the environmental effects of implementing the Master Plan, including the Soft Surface Trails Concept, and the Sherwin Area Recreation Plan (SHARP), which is the result of more focused planning that evolved from the Sherwin Area Trails Special Study.   The Town received a generous grant from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy to complete the EIR, and is working with PCR Services Corporation as the CEQA consultant.  Public documents related to the EIR will be posted below as they are available. 

CEQA Documents

Initial Study/Scoping Documents

Draft Trails System Master Plan Initial Study
Notice of Preparation for TSMP EIR
Notice of Completion TSMP Initial Study
Scoping Meeting Notice

Draft Environmental Impact Report
The Draft EIR was published on July 19, 2011.  A 45 Day Comment period will end on September 2, 2011.

Comments on the Draft EIR can be submitted during the comment period via mail, email or fax to:

Ellen Clark, Senior Planner
Town of Mammoth Lakes
PO Box 1609
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Phone: 760-934-8989 ext. 269
Fax: 760-934-8608
email:

For ease of downloading, links to both the complete Draft EIR, and individual chapters are provided below.

Complete Document (Note, these are large files, so may take some time to download)
Draft Environmental Impact Report_July 19, 2011: Complete 
(PDF 17MB)
Draft EIR Appendices (Zip File, 167MB)

Individual DEIR Chapters
00_Table of Contents
01_Introduction
02_Project Description
03_Basis for Cumulative Analysis
04A_Aesthetics
04B_Air Quality
04C_Biological Resources
04D_Cultural Resources
04E_Geology and Soils
04F_Global Climate Change
04G_Wildland Fire
04H_Hydrology and Water Quality
04I_Land Use
04J_Noise
04K_Recreation
05_Alternatives
06_Other Mandatory CEQA Considerations
07_Persons and Organizations Consulted

Individual Appendix Sections
Appendix A1 - Notice of Preparation
Appendix A2 - Scoping Meeting Notice
Appendix A3 - Initial Study
Appenidix A4 - NOP Letters
Appendix B - SHARP Area Priority Projects
Appendix C - TSMP Errata
Appendix D - Air Quality Technical Report
Appendix E - Biological Resources Assessment
Appendix F - Cultural Resources Assessment
Appendix G - Hydrology and Water Quality Report
Appendix H - Noise Data
Appendix I1 - Traffic Memo
Appendix I2 - Traffic Study

Final EIR
TSMP Final Environmental Impact Report (September 2011)


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