Merced River Plan ~ document archive
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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?
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.