Tuolumne River Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement
In accordance with the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the National Park Service has prepared the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Draft Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Tuolumne River Plan/DEIS) for the segments of the Tuolumne River corridor within Yosemite National Park. The draft plan analyzes a range of approaches for managing the visitor experience, facilities, and natural and cultural resources within the wild and scenic river corridor.
The Tuolumne River Plan/DEIS:
• Describes existing resource conditions, including outstandingly remarkable values, water quality, and free-flowing condition;
• Identifies existing adverse impacts or degradation and describes goals, objectives, and actions for restoring river values;
• Presents a monitoring plan to ensure ongoing protection of river values;
• Presents a variety of alternatives for the future management of infrastructure in the Tuolumne River corridor (mainly at Tuolumne Meadows and Glen Aulin), including transportation, lodging, camping, parking, employee housing, and concessions;
• Identifies the kinds and amounts of visitor uses that are appropriate and that also protect river values;
• Addresses instream flow requirements; and
• Reflects a collaborative approach with all stakeholders.
With the release of the Tuolumne River Plan/Draft EIS, the 60-day public review and comment period begins, providing an opportunity for the for the public, gateway communities, tribes, partner organizations, and other local, state, and federal agencies to give feedback on the draft plan. Comments may be submitted on the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website, or by mail or fax, to: Superintendent, Yosemite National Park, Attn: Tuolumne River Plan, PO Box 577, Yosemite, CA 95389 Fax: (209) 379-1256.
01/08/2013 - 03/18/2013
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