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Yosemite National Park Announces Merced River Plan Spring Workshops (2011)

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Date: April 15, 2011

Previously Cancelled Workshop Rescheduled

Yosemite National Park is currently working on the Comprehensive Management Plan for the Merced Wild and Scenic River (MRP). This plan will provide the framework for management decisions regarding the Merced River and the Merced River Corridor in Yosemite National Park. The park contains 81 miles of the Merced River, a federally designated Wild and Scenic River.  

Public participation in the planning effort is vitally important. The park will be conducting six workshops this spring concerning various aspects of the plan. Each spring workshop will focus on a different and unique management concern that directly relates to the Merced River. The public is highly encouraged to attend all of these important workshops.

The originally scheduled workshop on Recreation has been rescheduled for May 25.


Date

Time

Location

Topic

April 22, 2011

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Yosemite Lodge – Garden Terrace Room

Hydrology/Biology/Geology

April 26, 2011

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Yosemite Lodge – Garden Terrace Room

Transportation

April 27, 2011

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Yosemite Valley Auditorium

Cultural Resources*

April 29, 2011

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Yosemite Lodge – Garden Terrace Room

User Capacity

May 13, 2011

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Yosemite Lodge – Garden Terrace Room

Science Forum

May 25, 2011

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Yosemite Valley Auditorium

Recreation*


People entering the park to attend a workshop will have the entrance fee waived. These people should inform the Park Ranger at the entrance station that they are entering the park to attend the workshop.  

Each workshop will also be available for viewing as a webinar. Online webinar participants will be able to view each workshop in real-time video as it is delivered to the live audience. In addition, webinar participants will be able to submit questions. For more information on how to view these workshops as webinars, and to learn more about the Merced River Planning effort, please visit http://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/mrp_meetings.htm

Did You Know?

Artwork by student

Youth from local communities show off their artistic talent through poetry and art in Yosemite National Park’s Gateway Expressions Art and Poetry Contest. Families and park staff celebrate the creative talents of these local students through a special exhibit at The Ansel Adams Gallery in the fall.