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 (10/14-10/18): The highlighted areas of the attached map detail the extent of the Lakes Basin Hazardous Fuels Reduction project. The purple areas are where the contractor will be working this week. There may be temporary delays on the road in that area.
This map displays the progress of the project by demonstrating the areas where work is complete (dark green) and areas that have not been started (light green/yellow).
318 acres of fuels reduction work has been completed! This week the contractor is working to complete an additional 116 acres, with about 40 workers on the ground. The project will complete fuels reduction on 632 acres, if fully funded