Yosemite Valley, CA– Yosemite National Park is currently working on the Comprehensive Management Plan for the Merced Wild and Scenic River.
“The Merced River flows right through the heart of Yosemite Valley,” said Yosemite National Park Spokesperson Kari Cobb. “And by coming up with a plan to help protect this river, it will allow the river to stay pristine so that future generations can enjoy it as well as people now.”
This plan will provide the framework for management decisions regarding the Merced River and the Merced River Corridor in Yosemite National Park. The park contains 81 miles of the Merced River, a federally designated Wild and Scenic River.
Yosemite Park officials say that public participation in the planning effort is very important. The park will be conducting workshops now until May 25th. The originally scheduled workshop on Recreation has been rescheduled for May 25th.
These workshops are designed to inform visitors and receive feedback about management issues necessary to complete the Merced River Plan.