Road Closures Due to El Portal Fire
The Big Oak Flat Road between Crane Flat and the El Portal Road is temporarily closed. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via the Big Oak Flat Road or Highway 120. Tioga Road is open and accessible via Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass Entrances. More »
Campground Closures Due to Fire
Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. More »
Yosemite National Park is Open
Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and Wawona/Mariposa Grove areas are open and accessible via Highways 140 and 41. Tioga Road is not accessible via Highways 140 and 41 due to a fire.
Yosemite National Park Announces Signing of the Invasive Plant Management Plan
Yosemite National Park Superintendent Michael J. Tollefson announced the signing of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on September 19, 2008 for the Invasive Plant Management Plan for Yosemite National Park Environmental Assessment (EA).
This FONSI documents the decision of the National Park Service to adopt a plan to manage invasive plants in Yosemite National Park. Additionally, this plan will help with the determination that no significant impacts on the human environment are associated with such decisions.
The purpose of the plan is to protect the natural, cultural, and scenic resources of the park by preventing the establishment and spread of invasive plants into unaffected areas. This plan will also help to quickly and effectively eradicate new infestations.
The Invasive Plant Management Plan EA was released for a 30-day public review period on June 13, 2008, subsequently closing July 13, 2008. Yosemite received 46 comment letters during the public scoping process, including 29 from individuals and 17 from organizations. In addition, Yosemite also received 8 comment letters specifically related to the environmental assessment.
The Invasive Management Plan:
Implementation of the plan will begin immediately.
Did You Know?
Black bears in Yosemite are active both day and night. Most bears that rely on natural food sources are active during the day. However, those that get food from people are often active at night, when they can quietly sneak around and grab unattended food. More...