Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias EIS
The Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Draft Environmental Impact Statement is now open for review and comment. Press the "Open for Comment" link on the left of the screen to access the document and the comment form. The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias within Yosemite National Park contains about 500 mature giant sequoia trees that are among the oldest, rarest, and largest living organisms in the world. These big trees so inspired early visitors that in 1864, in the midst of the Civil War, Congress passed landmark legislation signed by President Lincoln to permanently preserve the Mariposa Grove along with Yosemite Valley (Act of Congress, June 30, 1864). Nearly 150 years later, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is in need of comprehensive action to ensure that the grove continues to thrive and provide inspiration and enjoyment for future generations. The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Mariposa Grove DEIS) brings forth a plan to restore dynamic ecological processes and increase the resiliency of the grove to withstand emerging stressors, while improving the overall experience for visitors.
Request print copies at email@example.com; by phone (209) 379-1365; or at Yosemite NP, Attn: Mariposa Grove DEIS, PO Box 577, Yosemite, CA 95389.