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Yosemite National Park Announces Public Meetings and Webinar for the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Draft Environmental Impact Statement

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Date: March 20, 2013

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:

Webinar:

Date

Time

Location

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Register at http://yose.webex.com


Public Meetings:

Date:

Time:

Location:

Friday, April 12, 2013

2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.

Tenaya Lodge - Forest View Room
1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA
Doors open at 2:00 p.m. - Presentation at 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Visitor Center Auditorium (Open House)
Yosemite Valley, CA
Doors open at 1:00 p.m. - Presentation at 2:00 p.m.


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:

Superintendent
Yosemite National Park
Attn: Mariposa Grove Draft Plan

P.O. Box 577
Yosemite, CA 95389

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?

Tuolumne River

In 1984, 83 miles of the Tuolumne River were added to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System by Congress with an amendment to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. This included 54 miles of the river within Yosemite National Park.