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Public Scoping Open For Tuolumne Planning Effort

Yosemite National Park, CA — Yosemite National Park is announcing public scoping in preparation of the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan/Tuolumne Meadows Plan and Environmental Impact Statement.

The National Park Service will prepare two plans for the Tuolumne area in a consolidated document: a Comprehensive Management Plan for the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River and an implementation plan for Tuolumne Meadows.

Park officials say two factors contribute to the timing of the planning effort. First, the National Park Service is mandated by Congress to prepare a management plan for the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River corridor. Second, there are facilities issues that need immediate attention in the Tuolumne Meadows area.

Before moving forward to repair, upgrade, or remove infrastructure, the National Park Service is looking to the public for input as it works to clearly define the management goals for both the Tuolumne River and Tuolumne Meadows areas. Public ideas and concerns are sought to help identify the range of issues that should be addressed in the planning effort.

A series of public meetings will be held throughout July and August. The events will take place from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Some meetings will be held in the Mother Lode at the following locations: July 18th Tuolumne Meadows at Parsons Lodge; July 26th NPS Open House in Yosemite Valley (1-5 pm); and August 15th Sonora at Columbia College.

For additional information, visit the park´s website.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh