Electronic Newsletter, January 23, 2013

Tuolumne River Draft Plan and Environmental Impact Statement Webinars and Public Meetings

We are pleased to officially announce a series of webinars and public meetings featuring the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Draft Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement(TRP). The TRP was released for public review and comment on January 8, 2013. The public comment period for the TRP is open through Monday, March 18, 2013.

The goal of the two webinars is to highlight the Preferred Alternative and the protection and enhancement of river values. The public meetings will be an opportunity to learn more information about the plan, interact with park staff, and provide feedback. Both the webinars and public meetings will include opportunities to ask questions about the plan. To participate in one of the webinars, please visit yose.webex.com. Each webinar will be recorded and available for download from this same website afterward.

Webinars:

Date Time Location Topic
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. yose.webex.com Preferred Alternative
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. yose.webex.com River Value Protection and Enhancement; and User Capacity


Public Meetings:

Date Time Location
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visitor Center Auditorium (Open House)
Yosemite Valley, CA
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Fort Mason, San Francisco Room C370
San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Community Center
Groveland, CA
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cliff Room, Yosemite Lodge
Yosemite Valley, CA
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Council Chambers, Suite Z, Minaret Shopping Center
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visitor Center Auditorium (Open House)
Yosemite Valley, CA

For a copy of the plan and a complete description of all alternatives, please visit the park's website at https://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/trp.htm (TRP).

Comments on TRP can be made at the public meetings or through the Planning Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/trp_deis. Comments made through the PEPC website are the preferred method of submission. Comments can also be sent via email toyose_planning@nps.gov, via fax to 209-379-1294, or via U.S. mail to:

Superintendent
Yosemite National Park
Attn: Tuolumne River Plan
P.O. Box 577
Yosemite, CA 95389

Merced River Draft Plan and Environmental Impact Statement

On Tuesday, January 8, 2013, Yosemite National Park released the Merced River Wild and Scenic River Draft Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement(MRP) for for public review and comment. The public comment period for the MRP is open through Thursday, April 18, 2013.

For a copy of the draft plan and a complete description of all alternatives, please visit the park's website at www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/mrp.htm. Comments on the MRP may be made through the Planning Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at parkplanning.nps.gov/mrp_deis. Comments made through the PEPC website are the preferred method of submission. Comments can also be sent via email to yose_planning@nps.gov, via fax to 209-379-1294, or via U.S. mail to:

Superintendent
Yosemite National Park
Attn: Merced River Plan
P.O. Box 577
Yosemite, CA 95389

Webinars and public meetings for the MRP will be announced soon.

View MRP Alternatives through Interactive Map: A new interactive web map viewer allows you to examine components of the MRP alternatives, as well as existing conditions in the river corridor. Go to https://imgis.nps.gov/yose or find instructions on how to use the map viewer at https://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/upload/mrp-deis-map-instruct.pdf.

Condensed Digest of the MRP Available: A draft plan's Summary Guide [5.6 MB PDF] serves as a condensed digest of the in-depth plan. Find the 20-page Summary Guide (8 1/2 by 11) at https://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/upload/mrp-deis-sum-guide-optimize-web.pdf along with a two-page alternatives matrix (11 by 17) at https://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/upload/mrp-deis-sum-matrix-web.pdf

New Scientific Study Released: A Hydraulic and Geomorphic Assessment of the Merced River and Historic Bridges in Eastern Yosemite Valley [11.5 MB PDF], written by the U.S. Geological Survey's J. Toby Minear and Scott A. Wright, has been released. Find a link to the 2013 report at https://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/mrp_research.htm or read the abstract at https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1016/.

Last updated: March 5, 2015

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