Mammoth Mountain Ski Area (MMSA) has been working on a land exchange at the Main Lodge area (Mammoth Base Land Exchange) for over 10 years. In 2014 legislation was passed that allowed the land exchange to occur with the caveat that land outside the National Forest System boundary in Inyo or Mono counties could be used as exchange parcels and waiving the requirement that cash equalization not exceed 25 percent of the appraised value of the federal land. Upon approval of the legislation MMSA is now able to move forward with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis that will analyze the environmental effects of the land exchange. Currently, the US Forest Service (USFS) as the Lead Agency under NEPA has engaged the services of a NEPA consultant to conduct the analysis. The analysis is currently within the scoping phase which allows the public to provide comments to the USFS on the scope of the environmental analysis.