Yosemite National Park will be looking for the public’s feedback when it hosts workshops focusing on alternatives to its Wilderness Stewardship Plan.
The public has a chance to give feedback and suggestions during workshops after a planning team shares ideas for addressing two components of the plan: visitor use and capacity, and stock use.
The park said the workshops will highlight the challenges park managers face in trying to balance public access and wilderness protection. When completed, the Wilderness Stewardship Plan is expected to include management strategies for addressing issues like natural resource management, ecosystem restoration and trail maintenance.
High public interest coupled with the complexity of the issues have forced park officials to only focus on the two components of the plan.
Online seminars are scheduled for Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. and Aug. 22 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Public workshops will be at the following locations:
▪ Groveland Community Hall, Wednesday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
▪ Lee Vining Community Center, Thursday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
▪ Fort Mason, Building C, San Francisco, Aug. 15, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
▪ Oakhurst Branch Library, Aug. 18, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Public ideas and suggestions for addressing the issues can be submitted through the Planning, Environment and Public Comment website. Submissions are due by Sept. 30.