Merced River Plan – User Capacity Workshop

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The Mighty Merced

     This Friday, April 29, Yosemite National Park is conducting an  all day workshop to explore user capacity and the Wild and Scenic River Act. Before you snooze off, this is important. After the 1997 flood, a lawsuit driven to have the park state a finite number of humans allowed in the park led to an injunction that stopped all rebuilding construction. The settlement required the park to address the number of users and ways to mitigate the HUGE crowds. Ergo, they are now developing the Merced River Plan. Experts will define user capacity and show how it is being addressed in the planning effort. You can attend via webinar. Although it is all day, I suggest you be on-line for the first part for sure. Then join in as you can during the day. If you don’t – do NOT complain in the future with whatever they come up with. Who knows, the gates may close when 4,348 people pass through.

     Go to to register. Their phone connection has not been working, but try that also. Presentations will begin promptly at 8:30 am. Copies of the agenda, exercises, and other workshop materials are available <HERE>.

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “White collared conservatives flashing down the street, pointing their plastic fingers at me. They’re hoping soon my kind will drop and die, but I’m gonna wave my freak flag high, high. Wave on, wave on.” – If 6 were 9, Jimi Hendrix Experience

*MrHalfDome – Rick Deutsch –

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