Wildlife signage hits obstacles

The Town Council Wildlife Committee is moving forward on providing wildlife signage for Mammoth Lakes, but the usual bureaucracies have yet to agree on a plan.

The idea that Mammoth and the surrounding areas would have signage such as Yosemite National Park, is stuck. First, it needs Caltrans approval before signs could be placed on S.R. 203 and Main Street.

Next, it needs U.S. Forest Service approval before signs could be placed along Lake Mary Road and within the Lakes Basin.

Finally, it needs approval by the town for sign placement.

Marianne O’Connor, chief of Bear With Us, the advocacy group working on behalf of Mammoth’s bear population, is driving the signing initiative.

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