Half Dome EA Webinar March 10
Join us this Friday, March 10, 2012, at 1:00 pm Pacific Standard Time for a webinar to discuss the Half Dome Trail Stewardship Plan Environmental Assessment (EA). To access the webinar, go to http://yose.webex.com.
We developed this plan to address crowded conditions, visitor experience, and safety on the Half Dome Cables. The preferred alternative retains the cables and sets daily use levels on the Half Dome Trail at 300 people. To find out more, download a copy of the plan by visiting https://parkplanning.nps.gov/halfdome or request a hard copy by emailing e-mail us.
The Half Dome Trail Stewardship Plan EA will be open to public review through Thursday, March 15, 2012. Please submit written comments electronically through the park website, https://parkplanning.nps.gov/halfdome. You may also mail your comments to Superintendent, Yosemite National Park, ATTN: Half Dome Plan, P.O. Box 577 Yosemite, California 95389; or send a facsimile to 209/379-1294.
FONSI for The Ahwahnee Comprehensive Rehabilitation Plan
The Ahwahnee Comprehensive Rehabilitation Plan Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is now available. The FONSI records the decision of the National Park Service to adopt a long-term plan for the rehabilitation of The Ahwahnee, described as Alternative 3 in the environmental assessment released for public review in July 2011. All comments on the EA received during the public comment period were reviewed by park staff and were considered in the development of the FONSI and errata sheets.
The FONSI, environmental assessment, and errata sheets are available at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/AhwahneeRehab
Requests for hardcopies or CD-ROMs of the FONSI can be submitted to: Superintendent, Yosemite National Park, Attn: Ahwahnee Comprehensive Rehabilitation Plan, P.O. Box 577, Yosemite, CA 95389; or fax 209/379-1294.
February Open House
Join us for our monthly open house on February 29, 2012, in the Yosemite Valley Auditorium from 1-4 pm. Entrance fees will be waived for attendees. Presentations will begin at 2pm and last around 45 minutes. The presentation this month will feature the Half Dome Trail Stewardship Plan Environmental Assessment, and rangers will be on hand afterwards to answer any questions. Hardcopies of the Half Dome Trail Stewardship Plan EA and the FONSI for The Ahwahnee Comprehensive Rehabilitation Plan will be available. We hope to see you there!