• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

Defendants' (NPS) Memorandum Opposing Plaintiffs' Motion for Relief and Supporting Documents, September 21, 2006

Revised Merced River Plan Litigation Update

Memorandum Opposing Plaintiffs' Motion for Relief

Below are declarations given to the court in relation to the Revised Merced River Plan litigation.

Declaration by National Park Service Director Fran Mainella

Declaration by Yosemite National Park Superintendent Michael J. Tollefson

Exhibits for Tollefson Declaration
  • Exhibit 1: First Declaration (February 2004)
  • Exhibit 2: Second Declaration (April 2004)
  • Exhibit 3: Categorical Exclusion for Abbieville Lift Station
  • Exhibit 4: Old El Portal Wastewater Treatment Plant Photos
  • Exhibit 5: Categorical Exclusion for Old El Portal Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Exhibit 6: Email, Shockey to Dugan
  • Exhibit 7: Categorical Exclusion for Routine Trail Maintenance
  • Exhibit 8: Categorical Exclusion for Routine Trail Maintenance, ammended
  • Exhibit 9A: Happy Isles Footbridge Compliance Determination
  • Exhibit 9B: Happy Isles Footbridge Wild & Scenic Rivers Act Section 7 Determination
  • Exhibit 10: Yosemite Valley Loop Road EA Executive Summary
  • Exhibit 11: Yosemite Valley Loop Road Finding of No Significant Impact
  • Exhibit 12: Cehrs Email regarding camping
  • Exhibit 13: Accessibility Compliance Letters
  • Exhibit 14: Third Declaration (May 2004)
  • Exhibit 15: Final Ecological Restoration and Visitor Experience in East Yosemite Valley Report

Exhibit for Simons Declaration

Declaration by National Park Service Hydrologist Garry Smillie

Declaration by National Park Service Outdoor Recreation Planner Cassie Thomas

Declaration by National Park Service Wetland Program Leader Joel I. Wagner

Declaration by US Geological Survey scientist Jayne Belnap

Declaration by US Geological Survey scientist Jeffrey L. Marion

Declaration by US Forest Service Wild & Scenic Rivers Program Leader Jackie Diedrich

Declaration by Professor Robert E. Manning
Curriculum Vitae for Robert E. Manning

Declaration by Professor Peter Newman
Curriculum Vitae for Peter Newman

Declaration by Professor Mark E. Vande Kamp

Declaration by Professor Steven R. LawsonCurriculum Vitae for Steven R. Lawson

Declaration by Professor Yu-Fai Leung
Curriculum Vitae for Yu-Fai Leung

Declaration by Professor Jerry J. Vaske
Curriculum Vitae for Jerry J. Vaske

Declaration by Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Insititute scientist David Cole
Curriculum Vitae for David Cole

Declaration by Certified Professional Soil Scientist C. Scott Frazier

Declaration by Alexander R. Peterson, Civil Engineer

Declaration by Bob Hansen, Yosemite Fund President

Did You Know?

American Indians use traditional ignition methods on a prescribed fire project

The indigenous people of Yosemite Valley have used fire as a tool for thousands of years. Fire was used to encourage the growth of plants used for basket making and to promote the growth of the black oak--a sun loving species--and a staple food source for American Indians from this region.