2008 User Capacity Symposium


Final User Capacity Symposium Report - 9/2/08 (1.2mb PDF)

User Capacity Symposium Presentations:
Feb. 6-8, 2008 - Yosemite Lodge

Dr. Bob Manning (5.4mb PDF) Briefing Sheet (14kb PDF)

Dr. Glenn Haas (349kb PDF) Briefing Sheet (39kb PDF)

Dr. David Cole (1.7mb PDF) Briefing Sheet (20kb PDF)

Dr. Tony Prato (6.0mb PDF) Briefing Sheet (15kb PDF)

Mr. Al Shacklett and Mr. Bob Lamb (1.4mb PDF) Briefing Sheet (11kb PDF)

Ms. Linda Jalbert (3.7mb PDF) Briefing Sheet (12kb PDF)

Mr. Garry Oye and Mr. Brian Spitek (7.9mb PDF) Briefing Sheet (12kb PDF)

Dr. Bo Shelby and Dr. Doug Whittaker (197kb PDF) Briefing Sheet (13kb PDF)

Conversation Flip Chart Notes:

Round 1 (86kb PDF)

Round 2 (84kb PDF)


To further the understanding of, and explore approaches to addressing user capacity in national parks and other public lands including Yosemite National Park, by engaging public land managers, researchers, elected officials, tribes, and the general public in an open dialogue.


  • Understand why planning and managing user capacity is important.
  • Build a common understanding and language for the range of user capacity approaches.
  • Explore current perspectives on and approaches to addressing user capacity.
  • Identify and understand the effectiveness and consequences of different management strategies addressing user capacity.
  • Explore the application and implications of different user capacity strategies in Yosemite.


Dates: February 6 - 8, 2008

Location: Yosemite Lodge, Cliff Room

Yosemite National Park, CA

Please note that lunch is not included


DAY1: Wednesday, February 6

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Facilitated session

DAY 2: Thursday, February 7

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Facilitated session

DAY 3: Friday, February 8

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Field Trip in Yosemite Valley

RSVP by February 1, 2008 to

Jim Bacon, Planner, Yosemite National Park

Phone: (209) 379-1067

Email: e-mail us


Be aware that construction could delay your entrance into Yosemite Valley by up to 30 minutes. Also be prepared for variable weather. For current conditions, call 209-372-0200

Last updated: March 1, 2015

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Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


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