Tuolumne River Plan Public Information Meetings
Mammoth Lakes Council Chambers, Suite Z, Minaret Shopping Center
Yosemite National Park has announced the release of the Draft Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (TRP) and invites you to attend one of our interactive public information sessions in Mammoth Lakes on Saturday, February 23rd from 9am-12pm at the Council Chambers, Suite Z. The meeting will consist of an open house, presentation, and opportunity to discuss the Tuolumne River Plan with park staff members and to provide comment on the plan. The public comment period for the TRP is open through Monday, March 18, 2013 and the document can be viewed by visiting the planning website at http://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/trp.htm
The TRP presents the environmental analysis of four alternatives the National Park Service is considering for the Tuolumne River Wild and Scenic Corridor, including Tuolumne Meadows. The Preferred Alternative seeks to retain a traditional Tuolumne experience while reducing development and making visitor use more sustainable. Specifically, the alternative will allow for the restoration of informal trails, replanting of native vegetation, and the restoration of natural hydrologic conditions; continue to provide visitor access to the Tuolumne River; repair damaged riparian areas near the river and in meadows; maintain the health and integrity of the river system, while still providing access to the river without damaging sensitive areas.