ACTION ALERT–Help to open Yosemite to boating!
Yosemite National Park is currently seeking the public's input on how the Wild and Scenic Merced and Tuolumne Rivers will be managed in the future, including the question of whether to open paddling within Yosemite National Park. The Park's current policy is to prohibit boating on all rivers within the Park except for a short segment of the Merced in Yosemite Valley and a segment of the South Fork Merced downstream of Wawona Swinging Bridge. The Park is considering numerous alternatives for managing boating on the Merced and Tuolumne Rivers, and we're pleased to see that some include opening boating. Unfortunately, the Park's Preferred Alternatives for both rivers keep the long-standing prohibition on paddling in place between Sentinel Beach and Pohono Bridge and in the Merced Gorge on the Merced River, and also continues to ban paddling on the entire length of the Tuolumne River. American Whitewater believes that all rivers within the Park should be open to paddling.
- 2013 Sample Yosemite RMP/EIS Comment
Sample letter in support of opening the Merced and Tuolumne Wild and Scenic Rivers to boating in Yosemite. Comment on 2013 RMP/EIS.
Yosemite Whitewater (CA)
AW advocates for opportunities to enjoy the unique and spectacular rivers of Yosemite National Park.