Plan (10) and the Yosemite Valley Plan." The Park Service promoted
(8) James Rainey, Yosemite Valley Plan Seen as a Quest for Beauty
But the Yosemite Valley Plan
calls for just that, starting next year--a new layout for Camp 4 that includes double the number of camp spaces and a new bathroom, plans that very few climbers are aware of, says McMillan.
Case in point: the Yosemite Valley plan
. It doesn't protect the environment but sets the stage to redevelop Yosemite Valley, which is projected to double annual visitation.
On November 13, when Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt unveiled the US National Park Service's (NPS) $343 million Yosemite Valley Plan
, it sounded like a good deal, with 189 acres restored and shuttle buses replacing cars.
The Yosemite Valley plan
, released three years ago, was designed to improve visitor experience in the valley and allow natural processes to occur.
In October 2000, I attended a hearing on the Yosemite Valley Plan in Pasadena, California.
The final version of the Yosemite Valley Plan was completed by November 2000, and the "record of decision" was signed December 29, ending the planning process.
George Radanovich (R) and John Doolittle (R) are pressing the Park Service to reopen the Yosemite Valley Plan
to gather more comments to appease local interests who oppose the plan.
Yosemite National Park has released its Final Yosemite Valley Plan
, which aims to restore degraded natural areas and reduce development within the Merced River ecosystem.
To accomplish these goals, the Yosemite Valley Plan includes proposals for removing roads, limiting private automobiles, reducing campsites, and establishing a 150-foot wide protected zone around the Merced River.
The Yosemite Valley Plan was released March 28, and the public comment period runs for 90 days.