2017 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 2017 season in Yosemite National Park. Issuance of the CUA's and administrative processing will begin May 2017. The activity will be authorized to begin May 2017. Stock trips typically do not begin until around Memorial Day weekend, depending on weather and trail conditions. The authorization will expire after October 31, 2017.

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 day rides, full service pack trips and/or pack support trips for backpackers 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 Commercial Use Authorization which 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.

Stock camp information and maps, along with Kerrick Meadow grazing information and map are located in the appendices of the CUA.

With the exceptions of some minor edits, there are no significant changes from the Stock CUA approved in 2016.