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    The Big Oak Flat Road between Crane Flat and the El Portal Road is temporarily closed. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via the Big Oak Flat Road or Highway 120. Tioga Road is open and accessible via Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass Entrances. More »

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MRP Cultural Resources Workshops

Wawona Covered Bridge

Built to connect human developments on both sides of the South Fork Merced River, the Wawona Covered Bridge is one of a few covered bridges in the region.

This workshop presented scientific and legal information about the cultural resources ORVs within the Merced Wild and Scenic river corridor. The workshop also included an update on the overall planning process, and followed with presentations and facilitated discussions specific to the cultural resources ORVs that provide the following:

  • Legal background for considering cultural resources in the planning process;
  • An understanding of the ORVs and their baseline conditions;
  • Cultural resource issues that are being considered in the planning process; and
  • Potential management actions for protecting and enhancing cultural resource ORVs.

Date: April 27, 2011
Time: 1-4 PM
Location: Yosemite Valley Auditorium

Watch a recording of the webinar at yose.webex.com or if you have trouble, download a Right download a recording [89.1 MB MP4]. To save this file, right-click on the link and then choose "save as."

Agenda [136 kb PDF]
Presenter Bios. [95 kb PDF]
Comment Form [99 kb PDF]

Presentations given at the workshop:

  1. Presentation 1 [2.5 MB PDF]: Introduction
  2. Presentation 2 [3.1 MB PDF]: Overview of Cultural Resources Outstandingly Remarkable Values (ORVs)
  3. Presentation 3 [2.7 MB PDF]: Discussion of Cultural Resource ORVs and their Conditions
  4. Presentation 4 [2.4 MB PDF]: Cultural Resources and Historic Properties Consideration
  5. Presentation 5 [1.3 MB PDF] Seclected Case Studies - Illustrating Challenges

Did You Know?

Visitor crossing Tioga Road near trailhead

The Tioga Road is the highest trans-sierra route in California, crossing Tioga Pass at 9,945 feet in elevation. More...