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Mammoth asks residents to help identify wildfire dangers

Survey will help to set course for next decade


The town of Mammoth and Mono County are working with a non-profit to reduce wildfire danger in and near Mammoth and are seeking the public’s input to help identify what is needed to do this, and to mitigate the impact of a wildfire should it occur.

To that end a local nonprofit, the Whitebark Institute, which has been involved in some major fuel reduction and wildfire mitigation work in Mammoth and the Lakes Basin already, is asking locals to fill out a survey which “has the intention to understand public attitudes toward the causes and containmen­t methods that may be used to minimize the damage from wildfires while understand­ing the level of wildfire awareness, personal impact, and fire prevention measures,” they said.

“Currently, the Whitebark Institute is working on a multi-year project to address the threat of wildfires in Mammoth Lakes and surroundin­g areas through forest management, fuels reduction, stakeholde­r coordinati­on, outreach and education, and the data obtained from this survey will help us find better ways to communicat­e all these efforts,” said Heidi Porras, the outreach and education coordinato­r for the Whitebark Institute.

For more informatio­n and survey access

• Go to https://tinyurl. com/3fze48j3

• Contact Heidi Porras, Outreach & Education Coordinato­r, Whitebark Institute at (760) 648-3597 or email her at


• Go to www.whitebarki­ for more informatio­n.

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