|Preliminary Ideas and Concepts - Comment Period Over (9/30/16)|
Wilderness Stewardship Plan - Documents
The National Park Service (NPS) strives to provide access to planning materials and associated scientific research, as well as public comments received throughout the planning process.
Documents will be added here as they are developed and become available so you can track the plan's developments from the beginning of the process.
Map showing Yosemite Wilderness [2.47 MB PDF]
The Wilderness Act of 1964 [79 kb PDF]
California Wilderness Act of 1984 [1.17 MB PDF]
1989 Yosemite Wilderness Management Plan [5 MB PDF]
Summer 2017 UpdateThe Wilderness Stewardship Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (WSP/EIS) was initiated in the fall of 2015. We conducted external/public scoping from November 2015 to January 2016. This was followed by a comment period to review our preliminary concepts and ideas, to gain input on addressing the following complex issues in the Yosemite Wilderness: Visitor Use and Capacity, and Stock Use.
On behalf of Yosemite National Park, the wilderness planning team wishes to express our gratitude for the extensive public involvement we have received during the initial phases of developing the park's Wilderness Stewardship Plan. We are now turning our attention to additional research, data collection and analysis to refine management alternatives before releasing additional materials for public comment. Extending the analytical phase of the project has delayed the release of the draft EIS for public comment and the record of decision beyond the projected completion date. As we get closer to the next round of public involvement, we will alert you to upcoming opportunities to re-engage with this important effort.
Public Meetings and Webinars
Last updated: August 28, 2017