Electronic Newsletter, August 9, 2011

Available for Public Review and Comment:
Tioga Road Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment
The Tioga Road Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment (EA) is available for public review and comment through September 8, 2011. The EA addresses the rehabilitation of approximately 41 miles of the Tioga Road. The project proposes restoration of the roadbed by repaving, restoring ditches and shoulders, addressing turnouts, and replacing undersized or failing culverts to facilitate drainage. The environmental assessment and supporting wetland and cultural resource studies evaluate and disclose the potential impacts of the project to park resources.

A digital copy of the EA is available on the National Park Service's Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/tiogaroad.

We encourage you to submit comments through the PEPC website.

You may also submit comments postmarked by September 8, 2011 to:
Superintendent
Yosemite National Park
Attn: Tioga Road Rehabilitation
PO Box 577
Yosemite, CA 95389

Site visit along the Tioga Road
A site visit is scheduled for August 23, 2011 from 10:30 - 11:30am. Meet at the large turnout west of the White Wolf turnoff. This turnout is 13.5 miles east of Crane Flat along the Tioga Road. This site visit is an opportunity for interested parties to learn more about this planning effort. Bring questions and comments and ask park staff about specific components of the plan. Wear comfortable hiking shoes, bring water, lunch and/or snacks, and wear appropriate clothing and sun protection for warm weather.

Also Available for Public Review and Comment:
The Curry Village Rockfall Hazard Zone Structures Environmental Assessment
In 2008, Yosemite National Park permanently closed a portion of the visitor accommodations in Curry Village following rockfall events. Seventy-two structures, the majority of which are historic, hard-sided cabins, remain in the closed rockfall hazard zone. The park has analyzed options for the future of the remaining structures in the Curry Village Rockfall Hazard Zone Structures Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA is currently available for public review and comment through September 9, 2011.

digital copy of the EA is available on the National Park Service's Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/CurryRockfall. We encourage you to submit comments through the PEPC website. You may also submit comments postmarked by September 9, 2011 to:

Superintendent
Yosemite National Park
Attn: Curry Village Rockfall Hazard Zone Structures
PO Box 577
Yosemite, CA 95389.

Open House - August 31, 2011
Please join us at this month's open house on August 31, 2011, at the Valley Visitor Center Auditorium in Yosemite Valley from 1 to 4 pm.

We look forward to sharing new information with you about the Tioga Road Rehabilitaiton, Curry Village Rockfall Hazard Zone Structures, the Invasive Plant Management Plan, and the Scenic Vista Management Plan. Printed and CD copies of the Tioga Road Rehabilitation Plan EA and the Curry Village Rockfall Hazard Zone Structures EA will be available at the open house.

For more information about these projects, visit our website: www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/planning.htm

Don't Forget to Give Us Your Two-Cents!
The Ahwahnee Comprehensive Rehabilitation Plan Environmental Assessment is open for public comment through August 23, 2011. Download the document and comment online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/AhwahneeRehab.

The Ansel Adams Gallery Rehabilitation Plan is open for public scoping through September 9, 2011. Find out more about the plan and let us know what you think at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/AnselAdamsEA.

July Open House Presentations Online
Missed the July open house? Presentations included:

  • Update on Current Plans
  • Ansel Adams Gallery Comprehensive Rehabilitation Plan
  • The Ahwahnee Comprehensive Rehabilitation Plan Environmental Assessment
  • How to Comment: Intro to PEPC
  • Fire Management
  • Half Dome Permit System

You can catch a recording of all the presentations at yose.webex.com.

Last updated: March 5, 2015

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PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Phone:

(209) 372-0200

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