Yosemite National Park Announces Release of Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Final Environmental Impact Statement
Yosemite National Park announces the release of the Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Final Environmental Impact Statement (Mariposa Grove FEIS). This landmark plan provides the foundation for the restoration and site improvements in the park’s largest grove of giant sequoias. The Mariposa Grove, along with Yosemite Valley, was included in the Yosemite Grant that was signed into law on June 30, 1864. This marked the first time the federal government set aside land for protection and is considered to be the genesis of the national park idea. The Mariposa Grove contains approximately 500 mature giant sequoia trees that are among the oldest, rarest, and largest living organisms in the world.
Following a 30-day no action period, the National Park Service (NPS) will document a final decision in a Record of Decision (ROD), which will be published in the Federal Register.
The Mariposa Grove FEIS is available on the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at (http://www.parkplanning.nps.gov/mariposagrove).To request printed documents or CDs, e-mail or call (209) 379-1202. Copies may also be requested via mail at: Superintendent, Attn: Mariposa Grove/FEIS P.O. Box 577 Yosemite National Park, CA 95389.
Did You Know?
Natural fires in Yosemite are often no more than a single burning snag (standing dead tree) or a slow moving, low intensity fire that cleans underbrush from the forest floor. These fires prevent unwanted fires by removing accumulating forest debris that can fuel a larger fire in hot, dry conditions.