Special Science Forum and Webinar on Rock-fall Hazard and Risk Assessment this Tuesday
Join us this coming Tuesday, July 24, from noon to 1 pm in the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center Auditorium for a presentation on rock-fall hazard in Yosemite Valley. The National Park Service, in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey and other academic researchers, recently completed a comprehensive rock-fall hazard and risk assessment for Yosemite Valley. Park Geologist Greg Stock will present the scientific methods used to derive a rock-fall hazard line, the results of risk analyses of structures and campsites, and actions proposed by the park to reduce this risk.
If you can't join us in person, be sure to watch the live webinar of the event. Register to watch at yose.webex.com.
July Open House to Feature Tenaya Lake Restoration and Water Conservation
Join us this coming Wednesday, July 25, from 1-4 pm in the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center Auditorium for the park's monthly open house. We will feature updates on the Tenaya Lake restoration and the water conservation measures being implemented in Wawona and Tuolumne Meadows. There will be no formal presentations; however, staff will be on hand to answer any questions on these and other park plans. Join us!
August 2: Merced River Plan Public Meeting on Outstandingly Remarkable Values
There will be a public meeting on Thursday, August 2, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., at the Yosemite Lodge Garden Terrace, on the protection and enhancement of the Outstandingly Remarkable Values (ORVs) of the Merced Wild and Scenic River. The park will present the framework we are developing to achieve protection and enhancement of ORVs. Park planners, scientists, and user capacity experts will be on hand for collaborative dialogue throughout the day. A lunch break will be provided.
Before the meeting, check out some of the numerous research documents available on the park's Merced River Plan website. You can find them at https://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/mrp_research.htm. We hope you can join us.