Merced River Plan & Open House

Half Dome – Yosemite Musing

Yosemite is having an Open House this Friday, December 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Garden Terrace at the Yosemite Lodge. The Merced River Plan will be statused.  Free admission to the park.

Here’s the Agenda

 9:00 am Introduction Niki Stephanie Nicholas and Kathleen Morse

PHYSICAL SCIENCE RESOURCES
 9:20 am Comprehensive Geologic Hazard and Risk Assessment along the Merced River Corridor Greg Stock

 9:40 am Water Supply Impacts Assessments for Yosemite Valley and Wawona Jim Roche

10:00 am Yosemite Valley Merced River Condition Assessments Jim Roche

10:25 am BREAK

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESOURCES
10:40 am  A Preliminary Assessment of Meadow Conditions in the Merced River Corridor Joy Baccei and Erin Babich

11:00 am Wildlife Special Status Species Steve Thompson

CULTURAL RESOURCES
11:25 pm Cultural Landscape Inventory for El Portal Dave Humphrey
11:45 pm Assessment of Pack Stock Impacts at Archeological Sites, Upper Merced Wild and Scenic River Corridor Wesley Wills

12:10 am BREAK

VISITOR USE RESOURCES
 1:00 pm Integrating Transportation and Visitor Use Research Bret Meldrum
 1:20 pm Modeling Transportation and Visitor Use Components Dave Pettebone

1:45 pm Summary Thoughts Kathleen Morse and Niki Stephanie Nicholas

 

If anyone goes, please write up the highlights.

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Change is inevitable; except from a vending machine.”

 *MrHalfDome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com

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