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  • Road Closures Due to El Portal Fire

    The Big Oak Flat Road between Crane Flat and the El Portal Road is temporarily closed. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via the Big Oak Flat Road or Highway 120. Tioga Road is open and accessible via Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass Entrances. More »

  • Campground Closures Due to Fire

    Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. More »

  • Yosemite National Park is Open

    Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and Wawona/Mariposa Grove areas are open and accessible via Highways 140 and 41. Tioga Road is not accessible via Highways 140 and 41 due to a fire.

Litigation Update

Yosemite Valley Plan

January 28, 2010
Notice of Filiing Documents Under Settlement Agreement [43 kb PDF]
Revised Record of Decision Yosemite Valley Plan [593 kb PDF]
Revised Finding Of No Significant Impact Curry Village Campgrounds [729 kb PDF]
Revised Finding Of No Significant Impact Yosemite Lodge [647 kb PDF]

September 29, 2009
Settlement Agreement [1.6 MB PDF]
Stipulation and Proposed Order [43 kb PDF]
News release: Yosemite Merced River Litigation Settled After 10 Years

December 28, 2006:
Yosemite Valley Plan Legal Challenge


Revised Merced River Plan Litigation Update

September 29, 2009
Settlement Agreement [1.6 MB PDF]
Stipulation and Proposed Order [43 kb PDF]
News release: Yosemite Merced River Litigation Settled After 10 Years

March 28, 2008

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Ruling




May 16, 2007
Expedited Appeal Granted




May 10, 2007
Friend-of-the-Court brief in support of appeal from Yosemite Fund, Access Fund, American Alpine Club, California Trout, Friends of the River, National Parks Conservation Association, The Wilderness Society, and Jay Watson


May 4, 2007
Opening appeal brief


March 22, 2007
Judge's Order Staying Injunction


February 26, 2007
Reply Brief for Motion for Stay Pending Appeal


January 26, 2007
Motion for Stay Pending Appeal


January 16, 2007 - Agreement to complete new Merced River Plan
Notice of Filing - Schedule
Timetable


December 28, 2006
Notice of Appeal of July 17 decision


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