Over the last few years, Yosemite National Park has been using entrance reservation systems to reduce the effects of visitors on natural and cultural resources. Now, the park is asking for public comment to form the best plan for managed access to the park. The intention is to maximize visitor and staff experiences while preserving the park now and for future generations. They are looking for public input on how visitors can best plan for future visits to one of the most popular sites in the National Park System.
A series of public meetings, both virtual and in-person, will begin in January 2023. The meetings will provide information on the planning process. Attendees will work with park management and planners to brainstorm and discuss concrete ideas. Comments gathered during this period will help the park identify issues important to managing Yosemite visitor access in the future.
The public comment period for the Visitor Access Management Plan opens December 9, 2022, and closes February 5, 2023.
Public comments can be submitted through the National Park Service’s Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) site.