Yosemite National Park will host a series of workshops to engage the public in the formulation of alternatives for the park’s Wilderness Stewardship Plan. The workshops will focus on two of the more complex issues to be addressed in the Plan—visitor use and capacity and stock use.

At these workshops, the planning team will share preliminary concepts for addressing these topics and will be looking for feedback and suggestions. The workshops will provide a forum to learn about the challenges faced by park managers in striking the balance between providing public access and protecting the wilderness throughout Yosemite National Park.

When completed, the Wilderness Stewardship Plan will include a broad array of management strategies for addressing issues such as natural resource management, ecosystem restoration, and trail maintenance. Due to the high level of public interest in visitor use and capacity and stock use, and due to the complexity of these issues, the upcoming workshops will primarily focus on these two components of the Plan.

The public is invited to participate in an upcoming webinar or attend a public workshop being conducted in the region.

  • Webinar #1 | Tuesday, August 9th | 12:00-1:00
  • Groveland, CA | Groveland Community Hall | Wednesday, August 10th | 5:30-8:30
  • Lee Vining, CA | Lee Vining Community Center | Thursday, August 11th | 5:30-8:30
  • San Francisco, CA | Fort Mason, Bldg. C | Monday, August 15th | 5:30-8:30
  • Oakhurst, CA | Oakhurst Branch Library | Thursday, August 18th | 5:30-8:30
  • Webinar #2 | Monday, August 22nd | 6:00-7:00

Source: Yosemite National Park News