Electronic Newsletter, February 2005

Snow in Jack Main Canyon, taken during the February snow survey.
Snow in Jack Main Canyon, taken during the February snow survey.

Results from the February snow survey: snowpack in the Merced and Tuolumne River basins is at 180% of average for this time of year. You can see the results at the California Department of Water Resources web site.

NPS Photo by Ken Watson

February 15, 2005

Public Meetings Scheduled for Yosemite National Park’s Revised Merced River Plan/SEIS

The National Park Service in Yosemite will conduct a series of public meetings during the comment period for the Draft Merced Wild and Scenic River Revised Comprehensive Management Plan and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The revision focuses on the river corridor boundary in El Portal and user capacity for the entire 81-mile corridor in Yosemite.

During the public meetings, participants will have the opportunity to talk with park staff, provide individual verbal testimony with a court reporter, participate in a public hearing (also with court reporter), and submit written ideas and concerns. Parking is free unless otherwise indicated. All venues are accessible for persons with mobility impairments and a sign language interpreter will be provided with 1-week notice.

Format & Times
Open House:
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Presentation: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Public Hearing: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

  • February 22 (10 am -2 pm)
    Yosemite Valley
    Open House: 10 am - 2 pm
    Presentation: 11 am - 11:30 am
    Public Hearing: 11:30 am - 2 pm
    Visitor Center East Auditorium
  • February 22
    El Portal
    El Portal Elementary School,
    Rancheria Flat Rd.

  • February 23
    San Francisco
    Fort Mason, Building 201 (Bay & Franklin Streets)
    Free parking at NPS lot at Buchanan St. & Marina Blvd.

  • February 24
    Burbank (Los Angeles area)
    Burbank Airport Hilton and Convention Center
    2500 Hollywood Way ($5 parking)

  • February 25
    Oakhurst Community Center
    3980 Road 425-B

  • February 28
    Mammoth Lakes Community Center
    1000 Forest Trail

  • March 1
    American River College (cafeteria)
    4700 College Oak Dr. ($1 parking)

  • March 2
    Clovis Memorial Building, Veterans Room
    453 Hughes Ave.

  • March 3
    Merced Civic Center, Sam Pipes Room (first floor)
    678 W. 18th Street

  • March 4
    Mariposa Government Center
    5100 Bullion Street

  • March 7
    Tenaya School
    19177 State Highway 120

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

Read the latest Yosemite Planning Update
The February 2005 issue of the planning update is now available online [260 kb PDF].

Last updated: March 1, 2015

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