Yosemite National Park Announces Public Meetings and Webinar for the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Meetings and Webinar Designed to Provide Information and Elicit Feedback from Public on Planning Efforts
On February 26, 2013, Yosemite National Park released the Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Mariposa Grove DEIS) for public review and comment. The public comment period for the Mariposa Grove DEIS is open through Tuesday, May 7, 2013. The document is available for public review on the park's website.
A webinar and several public meetings have been scheduled to discuss the plan. A webinar generally provides a brief overview of select key topics, followed by an interactive question and answer session. To participate in the webinar, please visit http://yose.webex.com.The webinar will be recorded and available for download from this same website afterward.
Two public meetings have also been scheduled. Public meetings are an opportunity for the public to learn more information about each plan, interact with park staff, and provide feedback. The meetings will consist of a short presentation about the plan, a question and answer session with park managers and planners, and an open house with background materials about the plan.
The webinar and meetings schedule for the Mariposa Grove DEIS is:
Please visit www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/mgrove_documents.htm for a copy of the plan, a complete description of all alternatives, and the most up to date information. Comments regarding the Mariposa Grove DEIS can be made at the public meetings or through the Planning Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at:http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ projectHome.cfm?projectID= 38400. Comments made through the PEPC website are the preferred method of submission. Comments can also be sent via email, via fax to 209-379-1294, or via U.S. mail to:
To learn more about how Yosemite inspires generations of visitors, please see our video entitled "The Yosemite Inspiration" at www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/planning.htm.
Did You Know?
Giant sequoias are a fire adapted species. Their bark is fire resistant and fire helps open the sequoia cone and scatter the tiny seeds. Fire also clears forest debris from the mineral soil and provides a nutrient rich seed bed as well as clearing competing species.