Yosemite National Park Announces the Public Scoping for the Mariposa Grove Restoration Plan
Plan Calls for Extensive Improvements in Yosemite's Largest Giant Sequoia Grove
A public Open House will take place tomorrow, August 31, 2011, and again on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Yosemite Valley at the Visitor Center Auditorium. Park staff will be available to discuss the project, answer questions, and accept comments.
Comments can be submitted either in person at public meetings, by mail, fax, or online.
Online comments can be submitted through the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/yose/mariposagrove.
Written comments can be mailed to:
Yosemite National Park, Superintendent
Attn: Mariposa Grove Restoration Plan
P.O. Box 577
Yosemite, CA 95389
Comments can also be faxed to 209/379-1294
For more information about this project: http://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/mgrove.htm
Did You Know?
The indigenous people of Yosemite Valley have used fire as a tool for thousands of years. Fire was used to encourage the growth of plants used for basket making and to promote the growth of the black oak--a sun loving species--and a staple food source for American Indians from this region.