Wilderness Stewardship Plan - Stay Involved





Preliminary Ideas and Concepts - Comment Period Over (9/30/16)
 
Stock grazing in Tuolumne Meadows area
Stock grazing in the Tuolumne Meadows Area

The 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.

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.

 
 

Public Meetings and Webinars

Date Time Location
Science Forum
November 2, 2016 (Wednesday) 9:30 am - 4 pm

Yosemite Valley: Yosemite Valley Lodge - Garden Terrace

Webinar Recording *Please note that due to a couple technical glitches, the first 9 minutes were not captured and there is some static throughout the recording.

Preliminary Ideas and Concepts
August 9, 2016 (Tuesday) 12 pm - 1 pm Webinar Recording
August 10, 2016 (Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Groveland: Groveland Community Hall
18720 Highway 120
Groveland, California
August 11, 2016 (Thursday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Lee Vining: Lee Vining Community Center
296 Mattly Avenue
Lee Vining, California
August 15, 2016 (Monday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm San Francisco: Fort Mason, Room C210, Bldg. C
2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, California
August 18, 2016 (Thursday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Oakhurst: Oakhurst Branch Library
49044 Civic Circle
Oakhurst, California
August 22, 2016 (Monday) 6 pm - 7 pm Webinar Recording
Public Scoping
December 8, 2015 (Tuesday) 6 pm - 8 pm San Francisco/Berkeley: REI
REI - 1338 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA
December 16, 2015 (Wednesday) 12 pm - 1 pm Webinar Recording
January 6, 2016 (Wednesday) 12 pm - 1 pm Webinar Recording
January 12, 2016 (Tuesday) 6 pm - 7 pm Webinar Recording
January 20, 2016 (Wednesday) 12 pm - 2 pm Yosemite Valley: Visitor Center Auditorium
 

Send us your Comments

Currently nothing is open for comment related to the Wilderness Stewardship Plan.

Comment online

OR

Comment by mail:

Superintendent
Yosemite National Park
Attn: Wilderness Stewardship Plan
P.O. Box 577 Yosemite, CA 95389

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information –may be publicly available at any time.

Learn more about how to stay involved at this point of the planning process. [1 MB PDF]

 

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What Happens Next?

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.
 
Young Lakes
Young Lakes

Last updated: August 28, 2017

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PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Phone:

(209) 372-0200

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