The National Park Service is in the Early Stages of Developing a Yosemite Visitors Access Plan

The National Park Service is in the early stages of developing a plan to provide sustainable access, high-quality recreation experiences, visitor safety, and resource protection.

This includes addressing congestion, managing crowding, and preventing damage to resources within the park. As a part of this process, the National Park Service will be evaluating different management strategies, including a reservation system. These strategies will help the park manage visitation to meet long-term resource protection and visitor experience goals and protect the park in the future. This planning process will leverage the park’s already extensive  planning and decision-making portfolio  that sets the foundation for considering how to best meet the goals that were identified in these plans.

Management plan overview: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/740d505858b4481ab78be809080d425b

Make your public comment here: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?documentID=125234

Outreach meetings:

Yosemite Gateway Partners Virtual Meeting – January 12, 2023 9:45am-2:30pm: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ejj4vcf4e69d06f7&oseq=&c=&ch=

YNP Virtual Public Meeting – January 17, 2023 4-5:30pm: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/MeetingNotices.cfm?projectID=113113

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