Great Way to Learn More About Merced and Tuolumne River Plans

Yosemite Housekeeping Camp Bridge

Housekeeping Camp bridge in snow
Photo: Theresa Ho

Have you been paying attention to the sweeping changes being proposed for Yosemite National Park? The park has set up some webinar and public meeting times to help you understand what is being proposed. Now is the time to voice your opinions on the park’s ideas for traffic and parking, lodging options, number of campsites, and services like the availability of bike or rafting rentals!

The National Park Service has released alternatives for two new plans for Yosemite. One of these plans, the Tuolumne River Plan (TRP), contains proposed changes for the Tuolumne high country, and the other, the Merced River Plan (MRP), proposes several options for Yosemite Valley and the Merced River.

To help you understand the proposed plans, the Park Service has made both documents available online (MRP and TRP), along with summaries and charts to help you understand what is going on. You can also attend one of a series of webinars and public meetings (MRP and TRP) to help give you an overview of the plans and answer any questions you might have.

You have only until March 18 to comment on the TRP, and the MRP public comment period closes after April 18, 2013.

You can read the official NPS press release here.