Yosemite National Park Invites the Public to Attend a Forum on the Merced River Plan
Yosemite National Park invites the public to attend a Forum on the Merced River Plan (MRP), this Friday, December 3, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Forum will be held in the Garden Terrace at the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, located in Yosemite Valley. This Forum is designed to inform the public about ongoing research being used to formulate the MRP for Yosemite National Park. The event is free and no RSVP’s are required. The park entrance fee will be waived for visitors attending this Forum.
PHYSICAL SCIENCE RESOURCES
10:00 am Yosemite Valley Merced River Condition Assessments Jim Roche10:25 am BREAK
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESOURCES
10:40 am A Preliminary Assessment of Meadow Conditions in the Merced River Corridor Joy Baccei and Erin Babich
11:00 am Wildlife Special Status Species Steve ThompsonCULTURAL RESOURCES
11:25 pm Cultural Landscape Inventory for El Portal Dave Humphrey
11:45 pm Assessment of Pack Stock Impacts at Archeological Sites, Upper Merced Wild and Scenic River Corridor Wesley Wills
12:10 am BREAKVISITOR USE RESOURCES
1:00 pm Integrating Transportation and Visitor Use Research Bret Meldrum
1:20 pm Modeling Transportation and Visitor Use Components Dave Pettebone
1:45 pm Summary Thoughts Kathleen Morse and Niki Stephanie Nicholas
Did You Know?
Descending from Yosemite Valley, the Merced River becomes a continuous cascade in a narrow gorge littered by massive boulders. Dropping 2,000 feet in 14 miles, canyon walls rise steeply from the river and have many seasonal waterfalls cascading down to the river.