Merced River Plan ~ public meetings
Winter / Spring 2013: Merced River Draft Plan and EIS Workshops
Since 2009, Yosemite has hosted more than 40 Merced River Plan-related meetings to bring together park staff, park partners, and the public.
WEBINARS: In order to communicate the essence of the Merced River Draft Plan, Yosemite has presented four webinars each geared to a specific plan topic. These briefings included a 30-minute presentation followed by interactive question-and-answer sessions. Recorded webinars have been uploaded online. Before viewing a webinar, you'll need to download a free JAVA application update made available in early 2013.
Although Merced River Draft Plan public meetings have been completed, it's possible to view the slides presented at each meeting below. Yosemite's staff thanks you for your continued active engagement and input on the plan. The NPS is committed to a collaborative, interdisciplinary planning approach, rooted in public comment.
PAST PUBLIC MEETINGS: View an archive of past Merced River Plan public meetings.
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.