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Merced River Plan ~ public meeting archive

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2012: Outstandingly Remarkable Values
Yosemite National Park presented the framework we are developing to achieve protection and enhancement of ORVs of the Merced Wild and Scenic River. Park planners, scientists, and user-capacity experts were present to collaborative dialogue throughout the day.

Aug. 2, 2012, Meeting: "Protection and Enhancement of Outstandingly Remarkable Values"

Agenda: With five-part presentation outline [48 kb PDF]
Meeting Notes [182 kb PDF]

Part 1 Slide Show: Merced River Plan Framework [857 kb PDF]
Part 2: Recreation ORV and River-use Study [10 MB PDF]
Part 3: Facilities and Services Analysis [364 kb PDF]
Part 4: Background to User Capacity [641 kb PDF]
Part 5: Addressing User Capacity [11.2 MB PDF]

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Yosemite Lodge's Garden Terrace Room


 
2012: Rock-fall Science Forum
Yosemite National Park, in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey and other academic researchers, completed a comprehensive rock-fall hazard and risk assessment for Yosemite Valley. Park geologist Greg Stock presents the scientific methods used to derive a rock-fall hazard line, the results of risk analyses of structures and campsites, and actions proposed by the park to reduce this risk.
July 24, 2012, Presentation:
"Rock-fall Hazard and Risk Assessment in Yosemite Valley"

Noon - 1 p.m.

Recorded webinar online at yose.webex.com [1 hour 8 minutes]



 
2012: Preliminary Alternative Concepts Workshops, Site Visits, and Webinars
Since the workshops last fall, the interdisciplinary Merced River planning team has been using the feedback you provided to inform us as we develop alternatives for the river plan. These alternatives are still preliminary, and we want your input going forward as we refine them for the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS). We have developed a series of workshops, site visits, webinars, and a companion workbook to share our work with you. The dates and times are listed below. The workshops are an opportunity to speak with park staff, provide your insights and feedback, and ask questions. In addition, site visits take place in Yosemite Valley, El Portal, and Wawona. These allow for an even more immersive experience as we visit key locations within walking distance of the workshops and discuss action alternatives. Webinars are convenient if you don't live close to a meeting place or otherwise cannot attend in person. We've tried to provide a wide range of ways for you to provide input, and we hope you can join us.

Webinar March 27, 2012
10 a.m.-noon (PST)
Online: yose.webex.com. Recorded webinar [1 hour 39 min.] Note: Beginning of webinar cut off due to technological glitch. See April 11 for full webinar.
Workshop March 28
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Yosemite Valley Auditorium
Site Visit March 28
1-3 p.m.
Meet at Yosemite Valley Auditorium
Workshop April 4
5:30-8 p.m.
Golden Gate Room, Fort Mason Center,
San Francisco
Webinar April 11
6:30-8:30 p.m. (PST)
Online: yose.webex.com. Recorded webinar [2 hours]
Site Visit April 12
2-4 p.m.
Meet at El Portal Community Hall
Workshop April 12
5:30-8 p.m.
El Portal Community Hall
Site Visit May 4
10 a.m.-noon


Meet at Wawona Store parking lot
Workshop May 4
1-3:30 p.m.

Wawona School cafeteria


 
Fall 2011: Alternatives Development Workshops
Throughout the development of the Merced River Plan we have checked in with you to let you know where we are in the process, to share what we've learned, and to get your ideas. In Spring 2011, Merced River Plan Workshops and Science Forum, we shared with you what we were learning about the condition of the river and its Outstandingly Remarkable Values (ORVs). Since then we've been working on developing some options for addressing the management considerations identified through the Draft Baseline Condition Report and public comment. We are identifying some of the most significant issues to share with you this fall through a series of public forums and a workbook. These forums will be an opportunity to let us know what you think of the options we've identified and help us start laying the foundations for feasible alternatives.
  • Factsheet - Alternatives Development [2.4 MB PDF]
  • Flyer - MRP Fall Workshops [3.3 MB PDF]
  • Workbook [5.5 MB PDF]
Date
Time
Location
Oct. 27, 2011
5-8
p.m.
El Portal Community Center
El Portal, California
Oct. 28
1-5 p.m.
Wawona Community Center
Wawona, California
Oct. 29
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Garden Terrace, Yosemite Lodge
Yosemite National Park
Nov. 7
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Garden Terrace, Yosemite Lodge
Yosemite National Park
Nov. 9
5-8 p.m.

The Palm Room, San Francisco Film Centre
San Francisco, California

Nov. 14
6:30-8 p.m.
Webinar at yose.webex.com

 
Spring 2011: Merced River Plan Spring Workshops
The Merced River Plan (MRP) team hosted a series of workshops and a science forum in the spring of 2011. These workshops were a chance to find out more about the conditions of the river's Outstandingly Remarkable Values (ORVs) and management considerations that need to be addressed in a successful Merced River Plan. The workshops focused on transportation, user capacity, and the Merced River's ORVs.For those unable to attend the workshops are available online via a webinar. In addition to the workshops there are many other upcoming opportunities to participate in shaping the future of the Merced River.
 
Date
Time
Topic
Location
Apr 22, 2011
1-4 p.m.
Hydrology/Biology/Geology
Yosemite Lodge - Garden Terrace
Apr 26, 2011
1-4 p.m.
Transportation
Yosemite Lodge - Garden Terrace
Apr 27, 2011
1-4 p.m.
Cultural Resources
Yosemite Valley Auditorium
Apr 29, 2011
8 a.m.-
4:30 p.m.
User Capacity
Yosemite Lodge - Garden Terrace
May 13,
2011
9a.m.-2 p.m.
Science Forum
Yosemite Lodge - Garden Terrace
May 25,
2011
1-4 p.m.
Recreation
Yosemite Valley Auditorium

Did You Know?

The Merced River flowing serenely through Yosemite Valley

Congress designated the Merced River as Wild and Scenic in 1987. The National Park Service manages 81 miles of the Merced River, encompassing both the main stem and the South Fork in Yosemite National Park and the El Portal Administrative Site. More...