Friday, January 11, 2013

Tuolumne Wild & Scenic River Plan released

Yosemite National Park has released the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Tuolumne River Plan/DEIS). The plan describes management alternatives (including a preferred alternative) for the Tuolumne River Wild & Scenic river corridor within Yosemite National Park, including portions of the UTREP study area.  Studies by UTREP collaborators, including the NPS Looking Downstream Project efforts, contributed to development of the plan.  The upper Tuolumne River was designated by the U.S. Congress in 1984 under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The park has also released the Merced River Plan, which addresses Wild & Scenic River management within the Merced River corridor, including Yosemite Valley.