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    Yosemite

    National Park California

Merced River Plan ~ public meetings

Winter / Spring 2013: Merced River Draft Plan and EIS Workshops
Ranger speaks with public meeting participant in front of park display board

Yosemite has hosted more than 50 Merced River Plan-related meetings to bring together park staff, park partners, and the public.

A variety of Merced River Draft Plan public webinars and workshops were held during the park's early 2013 public comment period, which ended April 30, 2013. During this time, Yosemite hosted several informational webinars to brief the public on the plan's key elements prior to the start of the public meetings in February 2013. As part of the meeting schedule, a socioeconomic workshop considered the social, financial, and economic impacts of project alternatives within the draft plan.
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.

Webinars: http://yose.webex.com
Topic Emphasis
1-1:30 p.m. Feb. 5, 2013
Preferred Alternative -- view slides [11.4 MB PDF] or recorded webinar (1 hour 25 minutes)
1-1:30 p.m. Feb. 7 River Value Protection and Enhancement -- view slides [13 MB PDF] or recorded webinar (1 hour 14 minutes)
1-2 p.m. Feb. 14 User Capacity and Visitation -- view slides [5 MB PDF] on recorded webinar (1 hour 10 minutes)
10 a.m.-Noon Feb. 27 Socioeconomics -- view slides [635 kb PDF] or recorded webinar (1 hour 55 minutes)

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.

Public Meetings
Location
10 a.m.-noon Feb. 27, 2013
Socioeconomic Workshop: View slides [635 kb PDF]
Visitor Center Auditorium, Yosemite Valley
1-4 p.m. Feb. 27 Yosemite Open House: View slides [7.3 MB PDF]
Visitor Center Auditorium, Yosemite Valley
5-8 p.m. March 6 El Portal Public Meeting slides [6.6 MB PDF]
Clark Community Hall
5-8 p.m. March 7 Mariposa Public Meeting slides [7.5 MB PDF]
Government Center's Board of Supervisors Chambers
5-8 p.m. March 14 Oakhurst Public Meeting slides [8.9 MB PDF]
Oakhurst Senior Center
1-4 p.m. March 15
Wawona Public Meeting slides [9.1 MB PDF]
Wawona Community Center
5-8 p.m. March 20
Groveland Public Meeting slides [10.2 MB PDF]
Groveland Community Hall
5-8 p.m. March 21
San Francisco Public Meeting slides [10.2 MB PDF]
Fort Mason Center's Room C370
5-8 p.m. March 26
Los Angeles Public Meeting slides [10.2 MB PDF]
L.A. River Center and Gardens -- Atrium of California Building
1-4 p.m. March 27
Yosemite Open House
Visitor Center Auditorium, Yosemite Valley


PAST PUBLIC MEETINGS: View an archive of past Merced River Plan public meetings.


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