Inyo National Forest Offers Over Snow Vehicle Workshop
Mammoth Ca. February 2016, – The Inyo National Forest is offering an Over Snow Vehicle (OSV) Workshop to hear ideas about the management of snowmobiles and winter recreation on the forest.
The workshop will be on Tuesday, February 23, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Town of Mammoth Lakes Council Chambers (Suite Z), Minaret Village Shopping Center, 437 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546. Suite Z is on the second floor, upstairs from Starbucks.
The forest is required to formalize their OSV plan through environmental analysis as part of the 2005 Travel Management Rule. Prior to scoping, the forest is asking for input regarding where snowmobile use is currently, where it should be, as well as how to best integrate snowmobiling with the suite of winter recreational opportunities available on the forest.
This is an informal open house designed to foster conversation and ideas. Forest Service staff will use these conversations to better inform the proposed action. Forest Service staff will have a series of maps for participants to review. Participants can stay throughout the open house or stop by as time allows.
For snowmobilers, the Inyo National Forest Service maintains 100 miles of groomed trails leading to thousands of acres of un-groomed snowmobile play areas.
Snowmobiling areas include:
- Mammoth Ranger District
- Long Valley Caldera
- Hot Creek Snow Trail
- Inyo Craters
- Crater Flat and Deadman Creek Road
- Deadman Summit to Bald Mountain Lookout
- Inyo Craters from Sawmill Cutoff Road
- Minaret Vista
- Sawmill Cutoff Road
- Sherwin Creek Snow Trail