This critical project scheduled to start in fall, aims to reduce wildfire severity, improve public and firefighter safety, improve forest health and beauty, as well as protect infrastructure and Mammoth Lakes’ drinking water supply.
- Recreation will be affected as some areas of the Lakes Basin will be closed at times during the Fall.
- The Public may be concerned about the “look” of the forest, as the tree density will be greatly reduced.
- Some of the wood will be available to the public with a USFS personal fuel woodcutting permit.
See link below for additional information about the Lakes Basin Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project.
WEEKLY UPDATE (11/12/19): The Lakes Basin Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project is complete for the season!
568 acres of valuable fuel reduction treatment was completed this year (see attached map). The contractor will return after Labor Day 2020 to complete to the two remaining areas, which require additional equipment than what was mobilized this season.
Thank you for your patience this fall as the contractor worked through the Lakes Basin.