On February 26th, American Whitewater's California Stewardship Director Dave Steindorf met with Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher and his staff to discuss the prohibition on boating on most of the rivers within the Park. Yosemite is currently undergoing a Comprehensive Management Planning process for the Wild and Scenic Merced Rivers. While the Park is considering opening portions of the South Fork and mainstem Merced to boating, it is considering limiting use on others, treating boaters differently from other visitors to the Park. The good news is that the Park is open to addressing the issue.
As the Park considers how to proceed, the voice of the paddling community continues to be important in this process. Thanks to everyone who provided comment for the Tuolumne River Plan last month! You can read American Whitewater's comments on the Tuolomne Plan by downloading the file to the right. Comments on the Park's Merced Wild and Scenic River Draft Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement are due Thursday, April 18th.
ACTION ALERT–Help to open Yosemite to boating!
February 8, 2013
AW Comments on Tuolumne River Plan