Download Merced River Draft Plan Document
The Merced Wild and Scenic River Draft Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement is a complex publication, derived from a sophisticated and lengthy planning process. The Merced River Draft Plan is made up of more than 2,500 pages broken into 13 chapters and 15 appendices. It contains sets of maps and conceptual site plans prepared for common-to-all actions and for each alternative.
Depending on your viewing preference, open the Merced River Draft Plan by volume or by chapter. Find the document in four PDFs by volume, which are in compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, or scroll down to find the document broken into chapters to navigate quickly to sections of most interest to you.
Volume 1: Chapters 1-8 [32.4 MB PDF]
Volume 2A: Chapter 9 [24 MB PDF]
Volume 2B: Chapters 9 (continued)-13 [13.1 MB PDF]
Appendices: A through O [31.5 MB PDF]
Full Document (Volumes 1, 2A, 2B, and Appencides) [99.4 MB PDF]
To assist you in your review of the Merced River draft plan, consider starting with the following sections:
Volume 1: Chapters 1-8
Introduction and Table of Contents [7.3 MB PDF]
Planning Maps: Within Chapter 8, maps of key locations orient readers to the river plan's planning areas-Curry Village and Campgrounds; Yosemite Village and Housekeeping Camp; Yosemite Lodge and Camp 4; West Yosemite Valley; El Portal; Wawona; and Merced Lake High Sierra Camp. Find sets of maps organized by alternative to view the context in which the actions and facilities are situated.
Conceptual Site Drawings: Within Chapter 8, site drawings of key locations also orient readers to select planning areas-Curry VillageYosemite Village Day-use Parking AreaValley Maintenance Yard and Yosemite Lodge Day-use Parking Area.Find sets of conceptual site drawings organized by alternative to demonstrate where facilities would be removed, relocated or constructed.
Volume 2A: Chapter 9
Cover and Volume 2A Table of Contents [4 MB PDF]
Volume 2B: Chapters 9 (continued)-13
Cover and Volume 2B Table of Contents [4 MB PDF]
Appendix A: Actions that Amend the 'General Management Plan [700 kb PDF]
Appendix B: Cumulative Actions [154 kb PDF]
Appendix C: Mitigation Measures [239 kb PDF]
Appendix D: Draft Floodplain Statement of Findings [174 kb PDF]
Appendix E: Proposed Restoration Actions [10.8 MB PDF]
Appendix F: Acoustical Measurement Locations [262 kb PDF]
Appendix G: On-road Vehicle Criteria Pollutant and GHG Emission Estimates [100 kb PDF]
Appendix H: Scenic Vista Management [3.3 MB PDF]
Appendix I: Yosemite Valley Historic District Resources [103 kb PDF]
Appendix J: NHPA Assessment of Effect for Site-specific Actions [222 kb PDF]
Appendix K: Management Considerations and Actions [406 kb PDF]
Appendix L: Determination of Extent Necessary [234 kb PDF]
Appendix M: Changes to the ORVs Over Time [229 kb PDF]
Appendix N: Draft Biological Assessment [1 MB PDF]
Appendix O: Draft Wetland Statement of Findings [16.5 MB PDF]
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