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 (November 29, 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.
Attn: Planning Mailing List
National Park Service
P.O. Box 577
Yosemite, CA 95389
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?
Riparian communities are adjacent to the river channel and tributaries; they are the interface between the river and surrounding meadow and upland communities. They provide specialized habitat and important nutrients to the meadow and river systems.