Yosemite National Park Announces Extension of the Public Scoping Period for the Mariposa Grove Restoration
Public Comments on Project Accepted through February 3, 2012
The project also seeks to improve the visitor experience within the Mariposa Grove by assessing visitor facilities and transportation.
The public is invited to attend an Open House in Yosemite Valley at the Valley Visitor Center Auditorium on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Park staff will be present to provide information on the proposed project, and will be available to answer questions and accept comments.
The public is encouraged to submit scoping comments electronically through the National Park Service Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) database at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/mariposagrove, or by mail to: Superintendent, Yosemite National Park, Attn: Mariposa Grove Restoration EIS, PO Box 577, Yosemite, CA 95389. Comments should be received by Friday, February 3, 2012.
Did You Know?
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.