SB1 Case Study: Resilient Mammoth Lakes General Plan Update



Town of Mammoth Lakes




The Town of Mammoth Lakes initiated the Resilient Mammoth lakes project to comprehensively review how climate change and its related hazards may affect the Town in the coming years and decades. A vulnerability assessment was prepared as a foundation of the Resilient Mammoth Lakes project and considers how severe climate change effects are likely to be on the Town’s people and assets as well as which groups of people and assets face the greatest threat. The vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategies place emphasis on specific vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities in Mammoth Lakes. The primary project outcome is the identification of adaptation strategies that will help the Town become more resilient to climate related impacts applicable to the region. The adoption of identified adaptation strategies was accomplished through an update to the Town’s General Plan Public Health and Safety Element, which also brings the Town into compliance with legislative requirements of State Senate Bill 379.

Climate Impact Tags

Drought Extreme heat Extreme storms Snowpack Temperature Wildfire

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 1: Define, Explore, and Initiate Phase 2: Assess Vulnerability Phase 3: Define Adaptation Framework and Strategies

Resource Type Tags

ICARP Case Study


Extent: Mammoth Lakes, Mono County


Last updated: July 14, 2024