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Tuolumne River Plan Summer Workshops and Open Houses to Take Place in Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park

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Date: July 8, 2009

As part of the continuing public involvement process for the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan (Tuolumne River Plan), all interested members of the public are invited to attend two summer planning workshops. Each will take place at Parsons Lodge in Tuolumne Meadows from 11am-3pm.

Come find out the latest about planning for Tuolumne Meadows and the entire 54-mile river corridor within Yosemite National Park. The Draft Tuolumne River Plan/Environmental Impact Statement is expected to be released for public comment in January 2010. Bring a lunch and be prepared for a 30-minute walk from the parking area to Parsons Lodge.

July 17:  Learn about the latest issues currently being discussed by the planning team and park managers. Share your ideas!

August 21: Learn about the Tuolumne River Plan's range of draft alternatives, including a sneak peak at the agency's preferred option.

Save the Saturdays of July 18 and August 22, 2009 and come up to Tuolumne Meadows as the National Park Service hosts two open houses dedicated to planning efforts focused on the high country. Displays will be set up outside the Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center and project managers will be on hand to answer questions. Each open house will also feature an opportunity for field visits to the various project areas.

Additional details will be announced in a future e-newsletter. Projects will include:

  • Tuolumne River Plan
  • Tenaya Lake Area Plan
  • Tioga Road Trailheads Project
  • High Elevation Aquatic Ecosystem Recovery and Stewardship Plan
  • Parkwide Communications Data Network Project

For more information about each of these projects, visit online at www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/currentplans.htm.

Did You Know?

Yosemite Museum

When it opened to the public on May 29, 1926, the Yosemite Museum became the first museum building in the national park system, and its educational objectives served as a model for parks nationwide. It still functions much as it was originally intended, and currently exhibits items which mainly reflect the Native occupation of Yosemite Valley and its surroundings. When in the park, you can visit with one of three cultural demonstrators who primarily staff the Museum.