Electronic Newsletter, November 5, 2004

Tuolumne Meadows in winter.
Tuolumne Meadows in winter.

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November 5, 2004

Revised Merced River Plan/SEIS
Comment Letters Posted to Web

During the public scoping period for the Merced Wild and Scenic River Revised Comprehensive Management Plan and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Revised Merced River Plan/SEIS), the park received over 100 letters, faxes, and emails. A number of people also provided verbal testimony at public meetings in Oakland, Mariposa, and El Portal. Those comments have been posted to the park's web site and can now be viewed by clicking here (names and addresses blacked out to maintain privacy).

The scoping period took place from July 27 to September 10, 2004. During that time, the park invited members of the public to submit written suggestions and concerns relating to the plan revision. In particular, the public was asked to comment on two issues to be addressed in the revised plan: 1) the reassessment of the river boundary in the El Portal Administrative Site, and 2) the establishment of a user capacity for the entire 81-miles of the river corridor in Yosemite National Park.

The Draft Revised Merced River Plan/SEIS will be released for public review and comment in early 2005.

You can learn more about this project at www.nps.gov/yose/planning/mrp/revision/.

Non-native star thistle caught in a car door (BLM Photo).
Non-native star thistle caught in a car door (BLM Photo).

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Invasive Plant Management Plan
Scoping to open soon

This winter, the National Park Service will open the public scoping period for Yosemite's Invasive Plant Management Plan Environmental Assessment (EA). Once the scoping period is open, the public will be encouraged to submit written ideas and concerns regarding this planning effort.

The Invasive Plant Management Plan EA will present a range of alternatives for a comprehensive program of focused research, prioritized control using a variety of techniques, mitigation measures, and regular and systematic monitoring and documentation of the spread of invasive plants. The program’s goals are to control or eradicate invasive plant species, prevent new invasions, restore and maintain desirable plant communities and healthy ecosystems, and enhance the visitor experience. The program will be developed and administered within a science-based, collaborative, and educational framework that engages park partners, surrounding land managers, and the public.

You can learn more about this project at www.nps.gov/yose/planning/projects/ipmp.pdf.

For more information regarding these and other projects occurring in Yosemite National Park, visit www.nps.gov/yose/planning.

Last updated: March 1, 2015

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