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Tuolumne River and glacial polish

Since the initial phases of plan development in 2006, Yosemite planners have utilized the best available science, subject-matter expert input, and public comments to develop the Final Tuolumne River Plan/EIS.

Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Draft Plan and Environmental Impact Statement
Documents and Updates (By Year)

Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Draft Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement
Volume 1 [15.6 MB PDF]
Volume 2 [7.4 MB PDF]
Volume 3 [17.4 MB PDF]
Summary Guide [1.5 MB PDF]
Public Comments [2.5 MB PDF]
Public Meeting Presentations
View slides [PDF 7.9 MB] from the San Francisco, Groveland, and Yosemite Valley meetings
View slides [PDF 10.4 MB] from the meeting in Mammoth
Fact Sheets
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) fact sheet [779 kb PDF]
The Wild and Scenic River Act (WSRA) fact sheet [290 kb PDF]
Overview of the Tuolumne River Plan's Alternative 4 (Preferred Alternative) fact sheet [909 kb PDF]
Overview of the Alternatives fact sheet [62 kb PDF]
Actions Common to Alternatives 1-4 fact sheet [675 kb PDF]
Restoration Planning for the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River fact sheet [86 kb PDF]
Visitor Services, Lodging, and Parking fact sheet [283 kb PDF]
Addressing Visitor Use and User Capacity fact sheet [57 kb PDF]
Developing Alternatives for the Tuolumne River Plan fact sheet [72 kb PDF]
Packstock in the Tuolumne River Corridor [632 kb PDF]
Errata Sheet
Errata Sheet -- posted January 2013 [109 kb PDF]

Tuolumne River Plan Related Studies







10.2 MB

Effects of the Tioga Road on Hydrologic Processes and Lodgepole Pine Invasion into Tuolumne Meadows


4.4 MB

Cultural Landscape Inventory -Tuolumne Meadows Historic District


3.3 MB

Looking Downstream, Physical and Ecological Responses to an Experimental Pulse Flow Downstream of Hetch Hetchy


2.8 MB

Scenic Analysis of Tuolumne Meadows


5.6 MB

2008 Pack Stock Use Assessment in Subalpine Meadows of the Tuolumne River Watershed


3.8 MB

Effects of Experimental Trampling Addition and Reduction on Vegetation, Soils, and Invertebrates, and Assessment of Current Conditions in Tuolumne Meadows
2010 (Revised 2013)


948 kb

Pack Stock Capacity Calculations for Pilot Management Study of Upper Lyell Canyon


2.7 MB

Formal and Social Trails Assessment for the Tuolumne Meadows Area



7.3 MB

An Assessment of Indirect Measures for the Social Indicator of Encounters in the Tuolumne Meadows Area of Yosemite National Park


1.2 MB

An Analysis of the Vegetation in Tuolumne Meadows


730 kb

Assessing Possible Visitor Use Impacts on Water Quality in Yosemite National Park

Updated Fact Sheet (December 2011) [297 kb PDF]
Draft Tuolumne River Plan - Baseline Conditions Report Chapter [4.8 MB PDF]

2009-2010 Events
Public Meetings: August and September 2010
High Country Open Houses: July 18 and August 22, 2009
Public Workshops: July 17 and August 21, 2009

2008 Tuolumne Planning Workbook and Comments [webpage]
Print version [5.6 MB PDF]
Comment form [650 kb PDF]
Alternatives comparison matrix [37 kb PDF]
Workbook comments [webpage]
Summer 2008 events
Public Workshops: July 9 and August 9, 2008

2007 Tuolumne Planning Workbook:

Web version [2.6 MB PDF]

Print version [5.6 MB PDF]

Comment form[650 kb PDF]

Workbook comments
List of 2007 milestones [PDF]
Planning Workshop Agenda for February, 2007 [37 kb PDF]

Scoping Process and Scoping Comments [webpage]
2006 Participant Guide to Planning in Tuolumne [1 MB PDF]
Brochure [1 MB PDF]
Draft Outstandingly Remarkable Values Report, June 2006 [633 kb PDF]
News Release Announcing Public Scoping [23 kb PDF]
Federal Register, Notice of Intent to Prepare Environmental [53 kb PDF]

Did You Know?

Nevada and Vernal Falls

In Yosemite Valley, dropping over 594-foot Nevada Fall and then 317-foot Vernal Fall, the Merced River creates what is known as the “Giant Staircase.” Such exemplary stair-step river morphology is characterized by a large variability in river movement and flow, from quiet pools to the dramatic drops of the waterfalls themselves.