Tioga & Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Winter
The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road are closed due to snow; they usually reopen late May or June. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »
Yosemite National Park Releases Documents Pertaining to Park Plans
The Department of the Interior/National Park Service (NPS), the Friends of Yosemite Valley (FOYV), and the Mariposans for the Environment and Responsible Government (MERG) announced the completion of a formal Settlement Agreement last September regarding the litigation on the Merced Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP). The settlement resolved the decade long litigation on Merced River planning that began in 2000, and also resolved the complaint challenging the Yosemite Valley Plan (YVP).
Three documents have been released as a result of the aforementioned settlement agreement. These documents include the Revised YVP Record of Decision (ROD), the Revised Yosemite Lodge Area Redevelopment Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), and the Revised Curry Village and East Yosemite Valley Campgrounds Improvements FONSI. The YVP document rescinds the ROD, and the second two documents amend the FONSI’s.
The park has initiated the planning process to complete a new Comprehensive Management Plan for the Merced Wild and Scenic River in Yosemite National Park.
The Revised Yosemite Valley Plan ROD, Revised Yosemite Lodge Area Redevelopment FONSI, and Revised Curry Village and East Yosemite Valley Campgrounds Improvements FONSI are available in their entirety at http://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/litigation.htm.
Did You Know?
Yosemite Conservancy’s signature project in 2013 is Youth In Yosemite. This project encompasses 12 individual youth programs that focus on education, mentoring, and wilderness exploration. One of the programs funded by Yosemite Conservancy is the Junior Ranger program, a program that benefits over 27,000 children annually. More...