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  • 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 Invites Public to Open House (May 2007)

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Date: May 16, 2007

The National Park Service welcomes those interested to attend an Open House in Yosemite Valley on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm in the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center Auditorium.

The public is invited to the Open House to:

  • Talk to park staff and listen to presentations given throughout the day
  • Access the latest news on various park projects
  • Review newly released documents and reports
  • Submit comments on proposed projects and ongoing implementation efforts

Planning efforts and projects that will be represented at this Open House are:

  • Merced Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan

The public is welcome to share their scoping comments at this official Merced River Plan public scoping meeting.
Public scoping for the Merced River Plan began on March 30, 2007 and will run until June 9, 2007.

  • Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan
  • Wawona Tunnel View Overlook Rehabilitation Project
  • El Portal Road Reconstruction
  • Glacier Point Road Rehabilitation Project
  • Invasive Plant Management Plan
  • Environmental Education Campus

To learn more about ongoing projects, add your name to the park's planning mailing list and receive the Planning Update newsletter as well as other planning-related notices, or submit your email address to receive Yosemite National Park's periodic electronic newsletter:

  • Mail: Superintendent
    Attn: Planning Mailing List
    Yosemite National Park
    P.O. Box 577
    Yosemite, CA 95389
  • Fax: 209/379-1294
  • Email: YOSE_Planning@nps.gov
  • Web: www.nps.gov/yose/planning  

Visitors attending the Open House will have the entrance fee waived. If unable to attend, refer to the Yosemite National Park web site for a schedule of future Open House dates.

Did You Know?

American Indians use traditional ignition methods on a prescribed fire project

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.