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WHITE PAPER

In 2020, the Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation (MLTPA) convened and facilitated federal, state, and regional participants as an advisory committee which met over several months to produce "CALREC Vision: Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration to Advance Sustainable Outdoor Recreation in California,” a white paper which is available for download.

 

The CALREC Vision White Paper inspired the California Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force to task MLTPA with the 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, which includes a Joint Strategy for Sustainable Outdoor Recreation in California.

The CALREC Vision project is working to highlight the essential, multi-benefit role that outdoor recreation plays in California. MLTPA initiated and sponsors CALREC Vision.

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CROSS-JURISDICTIONAL COLLABORATION

“The case for statewide cross-jurisdictional collaboration is clear. Catastrophic wildfires and other consequences of climate change have demonstrated the necessity for coordination among agencies, local governments, and organizations that collectively face destructive impacts to communities, forests, and recreation resources. Greater demand for equitable access to outdoor recreation for all Californians has highlighted systemic Institutional and cultural barriers that have excluded underserved communities from the outdoors.”

 - CALREC Vision White Paper 2020

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MOVING COLLABORATION FORWARD...

CALREC Vision Advisory Committee Participants 2020

Angela Avery, Sierra Nevada Conservancy

Jim Bacon, USDA Forest Service

Stacy Corless, Mono County Board of Supervisors

Staci Heaton, Rural County Representatives of California

Bob Kingman, Sierra Nevada Conservancy

Shelly Lynch, Bureau of Land Management

Devin Middlebrook, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

Matthew Millspaugh, California Department of Parks & Recreation

Ray Murray, National Park Service

Dan Smith, Visit California

Egon Terplan, California Strategic Growth Council

Kevin Wright, California Landscape Stewardship Network

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THE CALREC VISION 

“The California dream is a reality because millions continue to be inspired by the unique natural landscapes that define the state. But of California’s 100 million acres and the 47 million available for recreation, only 2 million are managed by state agencies, the balance being managed by the federal government."

 

”Now is the time to direct stewardship-focused collaboration across all agencies of government to create functional alignments and establish truly sustainable outdoor recreation for all Californians.”

 - CALREC Vision White Paper 2020