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 (9/23-9/29): The highlighted areas of the map below detail the extent of the Lakes Basin Hazardous Fuels Reduction project. The area within the red polygons is where the contractor will be working this week. There may be temporary closures to the bike path within the red polygon and temporary delays on the road in that area.
No closures to the bike path will occur during the weekend (Saturday and Sunday).
Pine City and Lake George Campground are open through 9/29, leaving visitors some options. Coldwater Campground is closed for the season.