Local Plan Critique

Local Plan Critique - Lloyd 1 S. Lloyd Professor Delgado LA...

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Lloyd 1 S. Lloyd Professor Delgado LA 301 Fall, 2009 Local Plan Critique Front of the Book: Name of the plan o Natural Resource Conservation and Open Space Plan for the Town of Mammoth Lakes Location of the plan o Mammoth Lakes, California Scale(s) of the plan o Regional, local, and site scales are addressed. What lead agency approved the plan? o The Town of Mammoth Lakes Who prepared the plan? o Diane Bonanno and Ints Luters List the front of the book items o Cover: Title: Natural Resource Conservation and Open Space Plan for the Town of Mammoth Lakes Minimalist sketch of mountains o Page 1: Title: Natural Resource Conservation and Open Space Plan for the Town of Mammoth Lakes Prepared for: The Town of Mammoth Lakes Report By: o Diane Bonanno o Ints Luters Faculty Advisors: o Jeffrey k. Olson o Joan Woodward o Phillip Pregill o Kris Starman 606 Studio Department of Landscape Architecture California State Polytechnic University Pomona September 2000
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Lloyd 2 Page 2: Acknowledgements The authors thanked the Town of Mammoth Lakes, the planning department, and various civil employees by name. Then they acknowledged the residents of Mammoth Lakes and the landscape architecture firm that allowed them to use their office. They concluded with a thank you to family and friends. Evaluate the clarity, usability and appeal of the front of the book items o The front of the book was clear and usable but not visually compelling. The information was organized and complete. Anything missing? o No Issues: List the issues: o Natural Systems The area surrounding the town of Mammoth Lakes is ecologically significant. It is an important at multiple scales because: The west slope Sierra, the east slope Sierra, and the Great Basin biotic communities all converge within the town boundaries. The upper range of the Great Basin sagebrush / bitterbrush plant community, the pinyon / juniper woodland, the lower edge of the red fir / lodgepole forest, the Jeffery pine forest, and the mixed coniferous forest meet within the town boundaries. Mammoth Creek is a significant perennial creek with a riparian plant community that runs through each of the aforementioned plant communities. The area is considered an ecotone because it is a transition zone where distinct plant communities converge and overlap. The result of the specifics above, is an area with a higher diversity in plant and animal species than is found in any adjacent or surrounding communities and this uniqueness must be considered when planning for the future. Development can have a major impact on how the different systems within the overall ecosystem share the energies and nutrients. More specifically water is extremely important to Mammoth Lakes because as development increases, so does the demand for human use, which means less water for everything else. Development changes the natural flow of water downstream through the
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