The Forest Service expects a meeting and a process over June Mountain

Still shook up over news that June Mountain has closed, people in the community and throughout the area wonder what comes next. The full meaning of that move is still unfolding for locals and for the Forest Service that holds the permit on June Mountain.

When asked how the Forest Service will respond, Public Information Officer Nancy Upham said, “We, the Forest Service, are working to set up meetings with Rusty Gregory and others at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area to discuss their decision and their plans.”

Upham said the Forest Service wants to discuss security and patrol procedures for both this summer and winter in regards to the June Mountain infrastructure and access to the permitted area in general, including signage and avalanche control. Upham said, “These are our immediate concerns to discuss with them.”

She also said that the Forest Service wants to discuss with Mammoth Mountain how they plan to go about assessing and planning for “a sustainable future for operations under their permit for June Mountain Ski Area.”

Upham said the Forest Service would like to see this as a “transparent process, since so many people are interested and concerned about the future of June Mountain.” Upham said the Forest Service does need to meet with Mammoth Mountain and begin this discussion before a process can be fully described.

Upham added that if Mammoth Mountain Ski Area ever decided to sell their improvements, the Forest Service may “choose to issue a prospectus for a ski area with summer recreation included.”

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johnjcampnfish
johnjcampnfish
10 years ago

Friends of the Inyo is standing by with barricades and road blocks. Just say the word FS.

andrew
andrew
10 years ago

Yea I feel better already knowing that Rusty is on top the situation, it will be interesting to see what develops….everyone is aware..

upthecreek
upthecreek
10 years ago
Reply to  andrew

Rusty will end up stepping down.. He is just there now to finish up all the dirty work

MMGW

pMack
pMack
10 years ago

forrest service!! hooooooooraaaaaaayyyyyy.

history buff
history buff
10 years ago
Reply to  pMack

Didn’ their new supervisor support all of the new wilderness areas two or three years ago.

Vince Townsend
Vince Townsend
10 years ago
Reply to  history buff

Yep their new supervisor is on board with “Agenda 21” it will happen whether the american people like it or not, the New World Order will be the Law of the Land…

esfotoguy
esfotoguy
10 years ago
Reply to  Vince Townsend

you just blew any kinda credibility w/ all the Alex Jones crap

esfotoguy
esfotoguy
10 years ago
Reply to  esfotoguy

and chem trails, and black helicopters, and Bohemian Grove…bla bla bla

upthecreek
upthecreek
10 years ago
Reply to  esfotoguy

It’s Not just Alex Jones Crap.. The sheeple will soon wake ..
and when they do it is going to be ugly.

Big AL
Big AL
10 years ago
Reply to  Vince Townsend

And i do believe that agenda 21 is working in all of this Vince, you’re right there, whether some folks don’t believe it or not, it is happening.

Vincent Townsend
Vincent Townsend
10 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

Yes a lot of tha peeps wont b able 2 ignore what’s left of their Liberties being chipped away after the mandatory Obama Care Tax kicks into full gear, it will be everyone under the gun of the BEAST REVENUE SYSTEM 🙂

Eastern Sierra local
Eastern Sierra local
10 years ago

“a sustainable future for operations under their permit for June Mountain Ski Area?” Wow…..how can the USFS expect Mammoth to be in compliance with this notion when the USFS only let June Mountain be open for four months regardless of snow conditions? The USFS and their permit were a major… Read more »

Reality Bites
Reality Bites
10 years ago

The Forest Serviceemployees gets paid a full check regardless of how long June Mountain is allowed to be open or what happens to the people of June Lake. Why should they care?

Vince Townsend
Vince Townsend
10 years ago
Reply to  Reality Bites

And they; Green Gestapo Employees also get their Big Fat Cushy Pensions when they retire in Panama and Costa Rica 🙂

Big AL
Big AL
10 years ago
Reply to  Vince Townsend

And you’re wrong Vince, not all govt. employees are independently wealthy and retire with big cushy retirements and move to Panama. Some of the officials, yes, they get good saleries, the ones that have gone to college and use their college degrees to make people think they know everything and… Read more »

MotherNature
MotherNature
10 years ago

The Forest Service has a fiduciary duty to “us” The Public, who actually own June Mtn, to keep it open for public use. If MMSA defaults, they (the Forest Service) must put it up to public bid and find a new owner/operator. Big Red is using the community of June… Read more »

esfotoguy
esfotoguy
10 years ago
Reply to  MotherNature

the connection of the 2 ski areas was dropped yrs ago……to much wilderness in between[no mechanical devices allowed-i.e. chairlifts

Gistine
Gistine
10 years ago
Reply to  MotherNature

Damn straight, Mother Nature.

And now that MMSA has June by the You-Know-Whats, how could the town NOT agree to developing the rodeo grounds?

So much greed. It is truly sickening.

esfotoguy
esfotoguy
10 years ago
Reply to  Gistine

Where would the water come from?……..They said at the scoping meeting in 2002 that it would come from June Lake……….lets do some math…….800 room hotel 2-4- people per room…..40 gallons/day/per person[their estimates] add to 150 family homes at the schoolhouse site between the rodeo grounds and Gull Lake…..June is a… Read more »

Vince Townsend
Vince Townsend
10 years ago
Reply to  esfotoguy

No, your math Is WRONG ! man

esfotoguy
esfotoguy
10 years ago
Reply to  Vince Townsend

Seriously? the next time you come over here…if you ever do, Go to the Gull Lake rope swing. Right in the area where you park your VW van, there is an outlet that leaves Gull Lake….Look at it..do you see 1000s of gallons leaving the lake?NOPE..Look- learn and turn around… Read more »

Dan Roberts
Dan Roberts
10 years ago
Reply to  Gistine

Please note that the June Lake community had already given the go-ahead to Intrawest for pursuing development of the Rodeo Grounds, but the economic climate changed and Intrawest backed out before the EIR could be completed.

steve
steve
10 years ago

Knowing the Forest Service and their Wildness agenda, June will most likey close and the ski trails will be decleared illegal and off limits. If they don’t don’t then the Center for Biological Diversity will sue everyone who does not conform to their agenda.

Big AL
Big AL
10 years ago
Reply to  steve

Yeah Ken’s thought is interesting .. but yeah I totally can see that happening steve. Sad isn’t it?

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
10 years ago

I wonder if the Forest Service could simply condemn the property at issue and make it a National Park? Then contract an operator for the facilities. It is after all public land. If the current operator defaults on their agreement to operate those facilities, why should the public suffer the… Read more »

Sahara Club
Sahara Club
10 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

put the pipe down Ken

Big AL
Big AL
10 years ago
Reply to  Sahara Club

LOL

Big AL
Big AL
10 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

Hmmm interesting Ken.

Trouble
Trouble
10 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

Ken and /or Benett, If this is really contracted leased public land, shouldn’t Mammoth be obligated to keep it open or lose their lease?

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
10 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

I believe it is up to the Forest Service which issues the permit on June Mountain. As we have reported, meetings are on the way.
We will keep you updated as best we can.
Benett

Reality Bites
Reality Bites
10 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

Ken, The Forest Service is the Department of Agriculture. The National Park Service is the Department of Interior.

great news
great news
10 years ago

I like that the FS is going to keep an eye on this situation.
I think that Mammoth should put out the word for potential buyers.