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COMMENT PERIOD: Public comment period extended through April 30, 2013
JANUARY 2013 DRAFT PLAN: Read about the draft plan and download it
INTERACTIVE MAPPING TOOL: Visually compare alternatives in a map-based format
PUBLIC PRESENTATION: View summary slides of the Merced River Draft Plan
DOCUMENT REQUESTS: Call Yosemite's Planning Division at 209/379-1365

 
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A Summary Guide [5.6 MB PDF] along with an alternatives matrix [69 kb PDF] serves as a condensed digest of the Merced Wild and Scenic River Draft Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement. This 20-page guide describes the plan's framework and gives insight into important considerations for managing a Wild and Scenic River within a national park. The guide is intended to direct reviewers to key areas of the document with information most likely to be of interest and to additional resources to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the plan and its environmental consequences. Download a copy of the Summary Guide or request a copy, which comes with a CD of the full draft plan.
 
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Contact Yosemite National Park's Planning Division to request the draft plan (available on CD or in print in limited quantities) or the Summary Guide or to ask to be on the park's email list--call 209/379-1365 or e-mail us. For general inquiries, call 209/379-1110.

Area Libraries: For reference, find the Merced Wild and Scenic River Draft Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement as well as the Summary Guide at the following area libraries:

  • Bassett Memorial Library
  • Columbia College Library
  • CSU Stanislaus Library
  • El Portal Library
  • Fresno County Library
  • Groveland Library
  • Los Angeles City Public Library
  • Madera County Library
  • Mariposa County Library
  • Merced County Library
  • Oakhurst Public Library
  • San Francisco City Public Library
  • Sonoma State University Library
  • Stanislaus County Library
  • Tuolumne County Library
  • University of California at Davis, Shields Library
  • University of California, Berkeley Library
  • U.S. Department of Interior Library
 

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