2015 Commercial Use Authorization Commercial Stock Use

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The purpose of this project is to issue Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA) to approved commercial stock users for the 2015 season in Yosemite National Park. Issuance of the CUAs and administrative processing will begin on April 1, 2015. The activity will be authorized to begin on or after May 15, 2015. Stock trips typically do not begin until around Memorial Day weekend, depending on weather and trail conditions. The authorization will expire after November 1, 2014.

Commercial stock outfitters (herein referred to as Holders) are required to obtain a CUA each season prior to taking clients into Yosemite National Park. A CUA allows Holders to provide guided trips and/or pack support trips for hikers with the use of pack stock. Holders are required to originate and terminate pack trips outside of the park boundary, unless authorized by the Superintendent. Holders are required to use designated camp areas when travelling overnight in the wilderness. Holders are regulated by the terms and conditions of the CUA that is administered and managed by Yosemite National Park, Office of Special Park Uses in conjunction with the Yosemite Wilderness Office. Each permit Holder is limited to a maximum number of annual visitor use nights and stock nights.