Park Planning


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Plans in the Development Process
The Ahwahnee in black and white (historic photo)

Parkwide Programmatic Agreement (PA)

The park is developing a parkwide programmatic agreement (PA) to guide consultation under Section 106 National Historic Preservation Act. This agreement will replace the existing parkwide PA that expires in May 2017 as amended.

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Draft Review and Comment Period Open Until April 4, 2017

Ireland Lake

Wilderness Stewardship Plan

The purpose of this plan is to establish a management framework that preserves the five components of wilderness character in the Yosemite Wilderness.

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Developing Alternatives and Draft EIS

Operational Plans
Exterior view of the Ahwahnee Hotel

Ahwahnee Comprehensive Rehabilitation Plan

The purpose of this project is to develop a comprehensive plan for phased, long-term rehabilitation of The Ahwahnee - a National Historic Landmark - and associated guest cottages, employee dormitory, and landscaped grounds.

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Finding of No Significant Impact signed January 2012

Harry Best standing next to Best Studio circa 1922-1925.

Ansel Adams Gallery Rehabilitation Plan

Originally constructed as Best's Studio in 1902, Ansel Adams and his family lived in the Gallery through the 1970s. After more than 90 years in service, the buildings are in need of rehabilitation.

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Finding of No Significant Impact Now Available

Visitors playing in the snow in front of the Badger Pass Lodge

Badger Pass Ski Lodge Rehabilitation EA

Repair and rehabilitation of the ski lodge are necessary to protect its historic integrity, assure visitor safety, and maintain ski-area visitor services while preserving the natural and cultural resources.

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Finding of No Significant Impact Now Available

Visitor talking to a ranger

Comprehensive Interpretive Plan

This plan will outline a comprehensive approach to interpreting park natural and cultural resources. The final product of this effort will guide interpretation and education in Yosemite for the next 5 -10 years.

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Long Range Interpretive Plan Completed - 2012

Curry Village Welcome Sign

Concession Services Plan

The 1992 amendment to Yosemite's General Management Plan that guides the management of concession enterprises, such as lodging, food, retail, and other commercial services in Yosemite National Park. This plan serves as the basis for contracts between the National Park Service and the park's primary concessioner.

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Download a PDF [14 MB]

Curry Village cabin next to a very large boulder

Curry Village Rockfall Hazard Zone Structures Project

In response to recent rockfall events, the boundary of the rockfall hazard zone in Curry Village has been realigned. The National Park Service is developing an environmental assessment to address the structures within the zone.

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Finding of No Significant Impact signed February 2012

El Capitan and the Merced River

General Management Plan

This plan defines the direction for resource preservation and visitor use in Yosemite National Park. It provides a foundation for decision-making and sets long-term goals for the park. It was developed with broad public involvement.

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Download a PDF [30.1 MB]

Half Dome

Half Dome Trail Stewardship Plan

The plan provides long-term stewardship of the Half Dome route in a manner that is consistent with the Wilderness Act and the NPS Organic Act.

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Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) now available

Bull thistle

Invasive Plant Management Plan Update

This plan will give Yosemite National Park resource managers greater flexibility in responding to present and future threats to park resources from non-native invasive species.

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Finding of

No Significant

Impact (FONSI)

Finding of No Significant Impact signed August 5, 2011

Bank of the Merced River

Merced Wild and Scenic River Management Plan

The plan will guide future management of activities in the river corridor, including site-specific actions needed to protect the river in Yosemite Valley, El Portal, and Wawona.

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The Record of Decision is now available
A stand of giant sequoias

Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Final EIS

This project's primary goal is to restore giant sequoia habitat through a variety of means. Additionally, this project aims to improve the visitor experience within the Mariposa Grove.

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The Record of Decision (ROD) is now available.

View of El Capitan from the Wawona Tunnel

Scenic Vista Management Plan

The purpose of the Scenic Vista Management Plan is to provide a systematic program for documenting, protecting, and reestablishing Yosemite's important viewpoints and vistas, consistent with the natural processes and human influences that created them.

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Finding of

No Significant Impact


2014 Work Plan Now Available

Tenaya Lake

Tenaya Lake Area Plan

Problems associated with visitor use, visitor safety, and resource impacts have been occurring for decades. Thanks to a grant from The Yosemite Fund, a comprehensive analysis of, and solution to these issues is underway.

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Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

FONSI Completed May 2011

RV driving on Tioga Road

Tioga Road Rehabilitation Plan

The National Park Service developed an environmental assessment (EA) that analyzed rehabilitating approximately 41 miles of the Tioga Road.

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Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) Signed

Tuolumne River

Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Management Plan

The Tuolumne River Plan will establish long-term guidance for protecting water quality, free-flowing condition, and unique values for the portion of the Tuolumne River that flows through the park.

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The Record of Decision is now available

White Wolf Lodge

White Wolf Lodge & Duplex Cabins Rehabilitation Plan

The National Park Service is announcing a new planning effort that will address the rehabilitation of the aging White Wolf Lodge and Duplex Cabin structures.

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Finding of No Significant Impact Now Available

NatureBridge students in Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Environmental Education Center EIS

NatureBridge, a NPS non-profit park partner, has provided environmental education programs in Yosemite National Park since 1971. Most of the campus structures and utilities are more than 60 years old and difficult to retrofit to modern standards. The NPS and NatureBridge developed a plan to address these issues.

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Record of Decision

Record of Decision Signed April 2010


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