Volunteer Eastern Sierra welcomed Betty Hylton from the Mammoth Community Water District to their June 5, 2019 meeting to explain about the recent grant received.
The Mammoth Lakes Fire Safe Council (MLFSC) has received approval from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) on a grant application for the Lakes Basin Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project in the amount of $1,000,000 to conduct mechanical and hand thinning fuel breaks, roadside and campground fuels reduction, forest restoration, and meadow aspen release treatments on a minimum of 560 acres and up to 632 acres on Inyo National Forestland over a two-to three-year period. These activities will protect public infrastructure, recreational access, and fore stand watershed resources. The project lies within the headwaters of Mammoth Creek which provides municipal water to the Town of Mammoth Lakes and flows into the Owens River. So expect lots of needed activity in the Lakes Basin this Fall.