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avatar YNP announces DEIS for YI
May 09, 2009 03:23PM
http://www.nps.gov/yose/parknews/eecampuseis1.htm
Yosemite National Park Announces the availability of the Yosemite Institute Environmental Education Campus Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Public Review

The Yosemite Institute (YI), a National Park Service (NPS) non-profit park partner, has provided environmental education programs in Yosemite since 1971 at its Crane Flat campus. Most of the campus structures and utilities are over 60 years old, energy inefficient, and difficult to retrofit to achieve modern standards for health, safety, and accessibility. The campus can accommodate only a fraction of the students in the program; the remainder must be based elsewhere in the park, in commercial lodging. To address these issues, YI and the NPS are considering options to provide better facilities by redeveloping the existing campus, or constructing a new campus at Henness Ridge, and restoring Crane Flat to natural conditions.

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement presents the environmental analysis of three alternatives the agency is considering, for public review, according to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA, 1969, as amended): Alternative 1—No-Action; Alternative 2—redevelop Crane Flat campus; and Alternative 3—construct a new campus at Henness Ridge, and restore Crane Flat. Potential impacts to park resources are presented and analyzed under each alternative. Public comments are welcomed and will be considered in preparation of a Final EIS, anticipated for this fall.

The public comment period for the YI Environmental Education Campus DEIS is open now through July 15, 2009. The plan is available on the park's website at http://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/eecampus.htm. Public meetings will be held on May 28, 2009 at the Mariposa County Government Chambers from 4-7pm, and at Fort Mason, Golden Gate NRA on June 17, 2009 from 4-8 pm. Public Open Houses will be held at the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center Auditorium, with drop-in site visits, on May 27 and June 24, 2009, from 1-4 p.m. (call 209/379-1365 for more details). Additional copies of the plan will be available, and park staff will be on hand to discuss the plan and answer questions.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: YNP announces DEIS for YI
May 09, 2009 03:44PM
Was there something wrong with the http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?1,11093 posting?
avatar Re: YNP announces DEIS for YI
May 09, 2009 04:57PM
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Was there something wrong with the http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?1,11093 posting?


Needs acronyms/initialisms.
avatar Re: YNP announces DEIS for YI
May 09, 2009 05:05PM
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Was there something wrong with the http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?1,11093 posting?

D'oh. Dope slap to the head.
Nothing at all. My error. Somehow I missed the earlier posting.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/10/2009 11:18AM by Frank Furter.
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