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Mammoth Lakes Summer Town Parcels Fuels Reduction Program Begins August 24

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Beginning Thursday, August 24 through Friday, September 29, 2023, sections of the multi-use path (MUP) will be closed between the Waterford Bridge and Juniper Springs Lodge for fuels reduction.

Please review the project maps for scheduled closures and detours around the Mammoth Creek Area.

Phase 1 (August 24 – September 7): During Phase 1 there will be a closure where the Town Loop meets Juniper Springs Drive by Eagle Lodge.  Visitors will take this detour onto Majestic Pines from Juniper Springs Drive and from there travel to Waterford, go across the bridge, down Waterford Avenue and reconnect with the MUPS on Old Mammoth Road.

Phase 2 (September 8 – September 29): During Phase 2 there will be a closure where the Town Loop meets Sherwin Street.  Visitors will take a detour to the South on Sherwin Street then head east on Old Mammoth Road to reconnect with the MUPS just past Waterford Avenue. Visitors can also bike down Waterford Avenue and halfway onto Waterford Bridge (as the hard closure will be in the middle of the bridge).

The planned fuels reduction work managed by the Whitebark Institute is a program of the Eastern Sierra Climate and Communities Resilience Project (ESCCRP), also known as the “Mammoth Donut Project.”

Treatment work includes the removal of live, dead, and infested trees that will help us maintain this beautiful place for years to come. While things may look different the next time you visit this area, this is important work for the health, safety and resilience of our forest.  Throughout the rest of the fall, fuel reduction efforts will also take place on two other parcels in Mammoth Lakes so stay tuned for more information.

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