Nov 23

Wilderness Stewardship Plan

YosemiteTunnelViewThe Yosemite National Park public scoping process to review and update the current Wilderness Stewardship Plan has begun. The current management plan was  adopted in 1989, and is starting to show it’s age.

The proposed new plan will “provide additional policy direction and address contemporary management challenges.”

From the National Park Service website: “Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range of central California, the Yosemite Wilderness area encompasses more than 704,000 acres and accounts for over 94% of the total area of Yosemite National Park. Officially designated by the California Wilderness Act in 1984, the Yosemite Wilderness has long been a place for inspiration, wonder, and discovery.”

Public meetings will be held on December 8 2015 and January 20, 2016. Webinars are scheduled for December 16, 2015, January 5, 2016, and January 12, 2016. These public events are to help the public understand the direction and purpose of the proposed plan. They’ll provide a forum for the public to ask questions and provide feedback on it.

Comments will be accepted online, at the public meetings, or they can be mailed in to:

Superintendent, Yosemite National Park
Attn: Wilderness Stewardship Plan
P.O. Box 577
Yosemite, CA 95389.

The public scoping period will remain open through January 29, 2016. If you’re interested in the direction Yosemite National Park is headed, please get involved.

More information can be found HERE.