Merced River Plan
The Merced Wild and Scenic River Final Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, released in February 2014, addresses the renowned Merced Wild and Scenic River's 81 miles within Yosemite National Park and the El Portal Administrative Site and functions as the guiding document to protect and enhance river values and manage use within the river corridor for the next 20 years.
The Final Merced River Plan/EIS will:
Contact Us: Contact Yosemite's Planning Division to request documents or to ask to be on the park's email list--call 209/379-1365 or e-mail us. The planning division,led by Planning Division Chief Kathleen Morse, can be contacted at 209/379-1110 with general inquires. Finally, receive updates on the Merced River Plan process on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/YosemiteNPS.
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.