Road Closures Due to El Portal Fire
The Big Oak Flat Road between Crane Flat and the El Portal Road is temporarily closed. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via the Big Oak Flat Road or Highway 120. Tioga Road is open and accessible via Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass Entrances. More »
Campground Closures Due to Fire
Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. More »
Yosemite National Park is Open
Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and Wawona/Mariposa Grove areas are open and accessible via Highways 140 and 41. Tioga Road is not accessible via Highways 140 and 41 due to a fire.
Yosemite National Park Extends Merced River Plan Public Scoping Period Another 60 Days
Yosemite National Park is extending the public scoping period for the Merced Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (MRP/EIS). The Notice of Intent to prepare the EIS was originally published in the Federal Register on June 30, 2009 (with a 60 day public scoping period originally set to conclude on August 29, 2009). The Notice of Intent to extend the scoping period was published in the Federal Register on August 25, 2009. In response to public comments, the scoping period has been extended to February 4, 2010.
Any individual, organization, agency, or other interested parties are encouraged to provide written comments – any further responses must now be postmarked or transmitted no later than February 4, 2010. Comments submitted to date in response to the June 30, 2009 Notice of Intent need not be resubmitted.
All written responses should be addressed to the Superintendent, Attn: Merced River Plan, P.O. Box 577, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389, or may be sent via the Internet to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted via FAX to (209) 379-1294.
Public meetings are planned for the fall, with dates and times forthcoming.
For more information, visit www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/newmrp.htm
Did You Know?
The Yosemite Leadership Program partners with UC Merced, to bring students to the park each summer for hands-on professional development through internships. Students work alongside scientists, educators, interpreters, business managers, and many other professionals of the NPS and park partner organizations. Some go on to become National Park Service rangers.