Yosemite National Park has extended the public comment period for the Merced Wild and Scenic River Draft Comprehensive Management and Environmental Impact Statement (MRP) until Tuesday, April 30.
The park has received about 25,000 comments so far. That is a very heavyu burden. In a way that pays tghem back for releasing a 2,000 page plan on us in January. The Summary Guide is only 18 pages. Start (and end) there.
You can get a PDF copy of the plan with all alternatives, at www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/mrp.htm.
The plan has to be signed off by the end of July 2013 to satisfy a lawsuit that the park appealed twice and lost. Many things will change if the preferred altternatinvbe is slelcted. No ice rink, no raft rentals, no horsey rides, etc. But if approved it will take up to 20 years to implement.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “You just slip out the back, Jack.
Make a new plan, Stan. You don’t need to be coy, Roy. Just get yourself free. Hop on the bus, Gus. You don’t need to discuss much, just drop off the key, Lee and get yourself free.” – Paul Simon
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com