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    Yosemite

    National Park California

Yosemite National Park Invites Public To Open House (March 20, 2007)

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Date: March 21, 2007

The National Park Service welcomes those interested to attend an Open House in Yosemite Valley on Friday, March 30, 2007 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 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:

  • Merced Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan
  • Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan
  • El Portal Road Reconstruction
  • Glacier Point Road Rehabilitation Project
  • Wawona Tunnel View Rehabilitation Project
  • Invasive Plant Management Plan
  • Environmental Education Campus
  • Sneak Preview of the new Visitor Center Exhibits between 2 pm and 3 pm. Public opening April 13, 2007.

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
Email
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.