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Update on the Merced River Plan

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avatar Update on the Merced River Plan
July 14, 2012 01:05AM
From the Planning Division of Yosemite National Park:

July 13, 2012

Pre-order Hard Copies and CDs of the Merced River Plan DEIS
The Merced Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Merced River Plan/DEIS) will be available for a 90-day public review and comment period late summer of 2012. You will be able to review the plan by:
*Available upon request. To conserve resources, we encourage you to review the Merced River Plan electronically. Printed copies of the Merced River Plan/DEIS will also be made available to local libraries throughout the region.

To pre-order a CD-Rom or printed version, PLEASE PRINT your name and address and send by July 30, 2012, via one of the following:
  • e-mail us: yose_planning@nps.gov
  • fax: (209) 379-1294
  • phone: (209) 379-1002
  • mail to: Superintendent
    ATTN: MRP/DEIS Request
    PO Box 577
    Yosemite, CA 95389
We will make an effort to fill all requests, but cannot guarantee this service due to limited resources. Make your request by July 30, 2012, to ensure your copy.

Updated Merced River Values Draft Baseline Conditions Report Posted Online
The Merced Wild and Scenic River Values Draft Baseline Conditions Report is now available on the Merced River Plan’s research webpage located at http://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/mrp_research.htm. Due to the large file size of the document, we’ve broken it into several chapters on the website.

The report describes the condition of the Merced’s River Values--(1) free-flowing condition, (2) water quality and (3) outstandingly remarkable values--both at the time of the river’s designation in 1984 and at present. The condition of river values is crucial information in the development of the plan, and planners are using information from the Report to inform development of alternatives for the draft environmental impact statement.

We encourage you to become familiar with the major aspects of the Report. Released as a draft in April 2011, the Report may continue to be revised and amended as new information becomes available, particularly information from ongoing scientific studies.

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