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Merced River Plan ~ document archive

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Fall 2011 / Winter 2012

In 2011, workshops were held to identify options to protect river values. The Merced Wild and Scenic River Planning Workbook (fillable form version) was intended to help you prepare for the workshops. The workbook is formatted for 11 x 17 paper but will print at 8.5 x 11. To print at letter size, select Fit to Paper in the print dialog box.

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Jan. 30, 2012

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2.4 MB Public Comments From Fall 2011 Planning Workbook
Jan. 27, 2012

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6.3 MB El Portal Public Meeting Summary Report
Jan. 27, 2012

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6.3 MB Wawona Public Meeting Summary Report
Jan. 27, 2012

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5.3 MB Yosemite Valley Public Meeting #1 Summary Report
Jan. 27, 2012

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8.3 MB Yosemite Valley Public Meeting #2 Summary Report
Jan. 27, 2012

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7 MB San Francisco Public Meeting Summary Report
Oct. 2011

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3.3 MB Flyer with list of all meetings
Sept. 2011

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2.4 MB Alternatives Fact Sheet
 
Spring 2011 Workshops - Associated Documents & Information
Yosemite National Park's Merced River Plan (MRP) team hosted a series of workshops and a science forum in the spring of 2011. These workshops were a chance to find out more about the conditions of the river's Outstandingly Remarkable Values (ORVs) and management considerations that need to be addressed in a successful Merced River Plan. The workshops focused on transportation, user capacity, and the Merced River's ORVs.
 

General documents and updates

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Oct. 2011

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4.9 MB

Public Involvement Roadmap

Oct. 2011

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3.3 MB

MRP Fall Workshop Flyer

Oct. 2011

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2.4 MB

Fact Sheet - Alternatives Development

May 11, 2011

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46 kb

DRAFT Goals of the MRP

Mar 11, 2011

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1,496 kb

Public Involvement Roadmap

 

Outstandingly Remarkable Values (ORVs)

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May 6, 2011 PDF 46 kb

Draft Baseline Conditions Report Public Comments

April 8, 2011
PDF 14.5 MB
Merced Wild and Scenic River Values Draft Baseline Conditions Report
April 8, 2011
PDF 23.4 MB
Draft Baseline Conditions Report Chapter 2.1 Map
April 8, 2011
PDF 16.6 MB
Draft Baseline Conditions Report Chapter 2.2 Map
April 8, 2011
PDF 7.6 MB
Draft Baseline Conditions Report Chapter 2.3 Map
April 8, 2011
PDF 19.1 MB
Draft Baseline Conditions Report Chapter 2.4 Map
April 8, 2011
PDF 7.0 MB
Draft Baseline Conditions Report Chapter 2.5 Map
May 31, 2011

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142 kb

Revised Draft Outstandingly Remarkable Values

Jan 31, 2011

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826 kb

Comparison of ORVs Over Time

Jan 31, 2011

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572 kb

ORV Public Comment and Response Matrix

Jan. 31, 2011

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859 kb

2010 ORV Public Comments

March 2010

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12.5 MB

DRAFT 2010 ORV Report

March 2010

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14.9 MB

DRAFT 2010 ORV Report (screen)

June 18, 2010
June 28, 2010
June 29, 2010
Jun 30 2010
Jun 30 2010
Jul 01 2010
Jul 13 2010
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Wawona public meeting notes
San Ramon public meeting notes
Fresno public meeting notes
Oakhurst public meeting notes
Yosemite Valley public meeting notes
Groveland public meeting notes
El Portal public meeting notes
 

Public Scoping

The first four documents below summarize the public comments received from 2007 through 2010 on the scope of the new Merced River Plan. The 2007 Public Scoping Comments and the 2009-2010 Public Scoping Comments are unedited compilations of all substantive comment letters the NPS received during those two scoping periods. The file entitled Merced River Plan Public Scoping Comment Summary summarizes the public comments received from both scoping periods; it is intended to be a guide to the major ideas submitted by the public. Comments pertaining to natural and cultural resource subjects were analyzed separately by park staff and are included in the Merced River Plan Public Scoping Comment Summary Supplement.

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Feb. 4, 2011

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396 kb

Public Scoping Comment Summary Supplement

Jan. 31, 2011

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630 kb

Public Scoping Comment Summary

Jan. 31, 2011

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1.3 MB

2007 Public Scoping Comments

Jan. 31, 2011

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3.8 MB

2009-2010 Public Scoping Comments

March 2010

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545 kb

DRAFT Public Scoping Report


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1.9 MB

Participant Guide Public Scoping


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145 kb

Fact Sheet Public Scoping


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770 kb

Comment Form

Oct. 26, 2009
Oct. 27, 2009
Oct. 28, 2009
Nov. 2, 2009
Nov. 3, 2009
Nov. 4, 2009
Nov. 7, 2009
Nov. 9, 2009
Nov. 10, 2009
Nov. 16, 2009
Nov. 30, 2009
Dec. 2, 2009
Dec. 4, 2009
Jan. 27, 2010

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Oakhurst public meeting comments
Lee Vining public meeting comments
Yosemite Valley public meeting comments
Mariposa public meeting comments
Fresno public meeting comments
Groveland public meeting comments
El Portal public meeting comments
Sacramento public meeting comments
Berkeley public meeting comments
Los Angeles public meeting comments
El Portal public meeting comments
Yosemite Valley public meeting comments
Wawona public meeting comments
DNC public meeting comments

 

Merced River Plan History and Archive: The NPS prepared the initial Merced Wild and Scenic River Plan in August 2000. After multiple lawsuits and litigations on March 27, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion expanding the scope of what the NPS had previously understood must be included in a legally valid Merced Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan.
 

Did You Know?

Sierra Sweet Bay

In Wawona and downstream, the South Fork Merced River provides habitat for a rare plant, the Sierra sweet bay (Myrica hartwegii). This special status shrub is found in only five Sierra Nevada counties. In Yosemite, it occurs exclusively on sand bars and river banks along the South Fork Merced River downstream from Wawona and on Big Creek.