Parkwide Programmatic CE- 2018 Commercial Stock Use Commercial Use Authorization
The purpose of this project is to issue Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) to approved commercial stock users for the 2018 season in Yosemite National Park. Stock trips typically do not begin until around Memorial Day weekend, depending on weather and trail conditions. The authorization will expire after October 31, 2018.
Commercial stock outfitters (herein referred to as Holders) are required to obtain a CUA each year prior to bringing clients and stock into Yosemite National Park. The 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. In addition, Holders are authorized to work under contract with the National Park Service to provide stock services for administrative purposes. 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, Commercial Use Office in conjunction with the Yosemite Wilderness Office. Each permitted 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.