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    National Park California

Operational Plans

This page contains plans that have finished the planning and public review process and moved to the implementation stage. For plans that are currently under development visit Park Planning.

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Ahwahnee Comprehensive Rehabilitation Plan

The purpose of this project is to develop a comprehensive plan for phased, long-term rehabilitation of The Ahwahnee - a National Historic Landmark - and associated guest cottages, employee dormitory, and landscaped grounds.

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Finding of No Significant Impact signed January 2012

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Badger Pass Ski Lodge Rehabilitation EA

Repair and rehabilitation of the ski lodge are necessary to protect its historic integrity, assure visitor safety, and maintain ski-area visitor services while preserving the natural and cultural resources.

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Finding of No Significant Impact Now Available

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Comprehensive Interpretive Plan

This plan will outline a comprehensive approach to interpreting park natural and cultural resources. The final product of this effort will guide interpretation and education in Yosemite for the next 5 -10 years.

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Long Range Interpretive Plan Completed - 2012

Curry Village Welcome Sign

Concession Services Plan

The 1992 amendment to Yosemite's General Management Plan that guides the management of concession enterprises, such as lodging, food, retail, and other commercial services in Yosemite National Park. This plan serves as the basis for contracts between the National Park Service and the park's primary concessioner.

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Curry Village Rockfall Hazard Zone Structures Project

In response to recent rockfall events, the boundary of the rockfall hazard zone in Curry Village has been realigned. The National Park Service is developing an environmental assessment to address the structures within the zone.

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Finding of No Significant Impact signed February 2012

El Capitan and the Merced River

General Management Plan

This plan defines the direction for resource preservation and visitor use in Yosemite National Park. It provides a foundation for decision-making and sets long-term goals for the park. It was developed with broad public involvement.

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Half Dome Trail Stewardship Plan

The plan provides long-term stewardship of the Half Dome route in a manner that is consistent with the Wilderness Act and the NPS Organic Act.

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Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) now available

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Invasive Plant Management Plan Update

This plan will give Yosemite National Park resource managers greater flexibility in responding to present and future threats to park resources from non-native invasive species.

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Finding of

No Significant

Impact (FONSI)

Finding of No Significant Impact signed August 5, 2011

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Scenic Vista Management Plan

The purpose of the Scenic Vista Management Plan is to provide a systematic program for documenting, protecting, and reestablishing Yosemite's important viewpoints and vistas, consistent with the natural processes and human influences that created them.

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Finding of

No Significant Impact


2014 Work Plan Now Available

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Tenaya Lake Area Plan

Problems associated with visitor use, visitor safety, and resource impacts have been occurring for decades. Thanks to a grant from The Yosemite Fund, a comprehensive analysis of, and solution to these issues is underway.

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Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

FONSI Completed May 2011

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Tioga Road Rehabilitation Plan

The National Park Service developed an environmental assessment (EA) that analyzed rehabilitating approximately 41 miles of the Tioga Road.

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Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) Signed

NatureBridge students in Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Environmental Education Center EIS

NatureBridge, a NPS non-profit park partner, has provided environmental education programs in Yosemite National Park since 1971. Most of the campus structures and utilities are more than 60 years old and difficult to retrofit to modern standards. The NPS and NatureBridge developed a plan to address these issues.

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Record of Decision

Record of Decision Signed April 2010


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...