The U.S. Forest Service is considering a land exchange known as the Mammoth Mountain Base Area Land Exchange, which includes properties within the counties of Inyo, Mono, Amador, El Dorado, Plumas, and Tuolumne. The proposal involves transferring 20.6 acres of Forest Service land loacted within the Town of Mammoth Lakes to a company related to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, LLC for 1,729 acres of non-Federal lands in the Inyo, El Dorado, Plumas, and Stanislaus National Forests, and non-Federal lands in Inyo County. The exchange land in Mammoth Lakes is located north of the main Mammoth Mountain Day Lodge, and accommodates existing ski-related facilities including the Mammoth Mountain Inn, the Yodler Restaurant, and Panorama Gondola Base. Lands in Inyo County include City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) lands at the Interagency Visitor Center just south of Lone Pine; DWP lands accommodating a USFS equipment and material storage on the south side of East Yaney Street adjacent to the White Mountain Ranger Station in Bishop, and; the Tungstar Millsite Nos. 2 and 3 in Pine Creek Canyon approximately 20 miles west of Bishop.
Additional information on the project can be found below: