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Yosemite National Park Invites Public To Open House (November 29, 2006)

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Date: November 21, 2006

The National Park Service welcomes those interested to attend an Open House in Yosemite Valley on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 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

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:

El Portal Road Reconstruction-Pohono Bridge to the Big Oak Flat Road Intersection Environmental Assessment. Prior to this Open House there will be a public site visit of the project area. For more details on this site visit: www.nps.gov/yose/planning/eproad. Public scoping comment period now open!

Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan/Tuolumne Meadows Plan and Environmental Impact Statement

Glacier Point Road Rehabilitation Project

Public scoping materials will be available and public comments accepted for the El Portal Road Reconstruction Plan during this Open House. Project managers for this plan will be available for questions, and a presentation about this planning effort will also take place throughout the day.

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

National Park Service

P.O. Box 577

Yosemite, CA 95389

Fax: 209/379-1294


  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?

View of Yosemite Valley from the Wawona Tunnel Vista.

Rockfall events have helped shape many of the outstanding features along Yosemite Valley's walls, including Royal Arches, North Dome, and Half Dome. Giant talus slopes that slant away from the Valley walls accumulate debris with each rockfall event.