MRP User Capacity Workshop
This workshop will outline how the National Park Service will meet Wild and Scenic River Act requirements to address user capacity, or the kinds and amounts of visitor use that can be accommodated in the Merced River corridor without negatively affecting river values. Foundational aspects of this process will be discussed along with engaging the public in first hand case examples. Relevant science and information will be brought to bear on this important topic to illustrate how user capacity will be addressed the planning effort.
Date: April 29, 2011
Agenda [115 kb PDF]
Watch a recording of the User Capacity Workshop. This is an unedited recording of the workshop with all of its technical glitches. Presentations 1 and 2 are included in these three (100-MB MOV) files: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3.
Presentations given at the workshop:
Did You Know?
Descending from Yosemite Valley, the Merced River becomes a continuous cascade in a narrow gorge littered by massive boulders. Dropping 2,000 feet in 14 miles, canyon walls rise steeply from the river and have many seasonal waterfalls cascading down to the river.