Project Description: Sponsored and initiated by the Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation (MLTPA), the CALREC Vision Project is working to highlight the essential, multi-benefit role that outdoor recreation plays in California. In 2020, MLTPA convened and facilitated federal, state, and regional participants as an advisory committee which met over several months to produce the white paper "CALREC Vision: Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration to Advance Sustainable Outdoor Recreation in California" which is available for download below.
In 2021, the California Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force was sufficiently inspired by the white paper to task MLTPA with the establishment, convening, and facilitation of a Key Working Group to produce and deliver Key Actions 3.13 and 3.14 from California’s Wildfire & Forest Resilience Action Plan. This effort will include a joint strategy to improve access to sustainable outdoor recreation in accordance with action item #7 of a recent shared stewardship agreement between the U.S. Forest Service and the State of California - "Agreement For Shared Stewardship of California’s Forest and Rangelands" - which was executed in August of 2020.
MLTPA has been engaged with local and regional issues of sustainable recreation and collaboration in the Eastern Sierra since its inception, and provides technical support to a regional public/public sustainable recreation-based solution, the Eastern Sierra Sustainable Recreation Partnership.
Joint Strategy & Key Working Group - 2021 / 2022
The California Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force tasked MLTPA with the convening and facilitation of a Key Working Group – the Sustainable Recreation / CALREC Vision Key Working Group (SRCRV) - to produce and deliver Key Actions 3.13 and 3.14 from California’s Wildfire & Forest Resilience Action Plan, which includes a joint strategy for sustainable outdoor recreation and wildfire resilience in California. The effort was recognized with the Regional Forester’s Honor Award for Partnership of the Year from the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region. Please see below to download the Joint Strategy and for additional resources.
On March 8, 2023, the CA Wildfire & Forest Resilience Task Force published "California’s Joint Strategy for Sustainable Outdoor Recreation & Wildfire Resilience." Click above to access the Task Force's webpage dedicated to Sustainable and Accessible Recreation and download the Joint Strategy.
On December 14, 2022, the Sustainable Recreation/CALREC Vision Key Working Group (SRCRV) was awarded a Regional Forester’s Honor Award for Partnership of the Year from the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region in recognition of efforts to develop California’s Joint Strategy for Sustainable Outdoor Recreation and Wildfire Resilience. Click above to read the press release.
“The purpose of the Task Force is to develop and implement an interagency framework for establishing healthy and resilient forests and communities that can withstand and adapt to wildfire, drought, and a changing climate.” Click above to access the Task Force’s web page and its complete Organizational Charter.
On January 8, 2021, California released a comprehensive action plan to reduce wildfire risk for vulnerable communities and accelerate action to combat climate change. Page 39 is entitled "Sustain and Expand Outdoor Recreation on Forestland", including Key Actions 3.13 and 3.14. Click above to download the action plan.
On August 13, 2020, the State of California and the U.S. Forest Service announced a cooperative agreement to reduce wildfire risks and help the state meet its climate objectives including action item #7 to “Improve Access to Sustainable Recreation.” Click above to download the agreement.
The Confluence Accords are a bipartisan organization developing a national platform to grow the outdoor recreation industry, protect our nation’s wild places, and transform conservation into a driver for economic prosperity. “We are proving the great outdoors are our greatest resource.” Click above to learn more.
Governor Newsom advanced an executive order enlisting California’s vast network of natural and working lands – forests, rangelands, farms, wetlands, coast, deserts and urban greenspaces – in the fight against climate change to support California’s unique biodiversity. Click above to download.
The Sustainable Recreation/CALREC Vision Key Working Group curated a document library of informing documents that are relevant to their work producing deliverables for the Task Force including a joint strategy for sustainable outdoor recreation in California. Click above to access the document library.
CALREC Vision White Paper – 2020
Over several months in 2020, MLTPA convened and facilitated federal, state, and regional participants as an advisory committee which met and produced "CALREC Vision: Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration to Advance Sustainable Outdoor Recreation in California.” Please see below to download the white paper along with access to additional information.
"CALREC Vision: Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration to Advance Sustainable Outdoor Recreation in California"
"CALREC Vision: Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration to Advance Sustainable Outdoor Recreation in California" is the white paper produced through an effort sponsored by MLTPA, with thought leadership from a number of federal, state, and regional participants. Click above to download and review.
Download the USFS document known as "A Framework for Sustainable Recreation", a guiding document for the CALREC Vision that was originally published by the USFS in 2010 and referenced in the current Inyo National Forest Management Plan Revision process.
MLTPA submitted comments to the CA Assembly's "Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee" as they considered the new "Climate Resilience Bond". Click above to download the letter and the four specific CALREC Vision recommendations tied to the “Agreement for Shared Stewardship of California’s Forests and Rangelands” executed between the State of California and the U.S. Forest Service.
MLTPA sponsors CALREC Vision, and also hosts CALREC Vision’s communications. Click above to sign up for the special CALREC Vision email list. Once you’ve signed up, you will be re-directed either to the CALREC Vision website or back to this MLTPA web page. Once you’re on the CALREC Vision email list, you will then receive the latest updates on all things CALREC Vision, including upcoming events.
Last updated June 26, 2022