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 Managers Invite Public to Tuolumne Planning Workshop in Yosemite Valley
On February 9, 2008 from 9:30am to 2:30pm in the Valley Visitor Center Auditorium the National Park Service in Yosemite will host the next in its ongoing series of public planning workshops in support of the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan (Tuolumne River Plan).
The purpose of the workshop is to share with the public how the park planning team develops indicators of river health and quality visitor experiences for the Tuolumne River Plan. Future indicators will be included as part of the monitoring program to ensure the protection of river values in the 54 miles of the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River corridor that flows through Yosemite National Park.
The workshop series began in early 2007 and is intended to provide members of the public with an opportunity to discuss and understand elements of the Tuolumne River Plan as it is being developed. The draft Tuolumne River Plan/Tuolumne Meadows Plan and Environmental Impact Statement is expected to be released for public comment in the summer of 2009.
RSVP to Kristina Rylands by calling 209/379-1175 or by email.
Details regarding this and future Tuolumne planning workshops will be posted to the park's website at www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/trp.htm.
Visitors attending the workshop will have the park entrance fee waived.
For more information on this and other Yosemite projects, visit online at www.nps.gov/yose/planning.
Did You Know?
Giant sequoias are a fire adapted species. Their bark is fire resistant and fire helps open the sequoia cone and scatter the tiny seeds. Fire also clears forest debris from the mineral soil and provides a nutrient rich seed bed as well as clearing competing species.