Yosemite National Park in the news

Posted in: Cultural Resources

showPublicImageI received an email today from the National Trust that caught my eye. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has put out a call to help preserve historic buildings and structures at Yosemite National Park. Their website cites that ”the National Park Service (NPS) has proposed a plan that will demolish more than 100 of its historic structures, including its iconic Rustic style bridges.”

The NPS has asked for public comment on the plan which must be received by May 1, 2013.  The National Trust “opposes the proposals to demolish historic structures and instead supports a balanced plan that ensures the protection of Yosemite’s unique natural beauty and the historic structures that enrich its landscape.”

You can find the NPS Merced River Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement and provide comment HERE.


Christina Slattery

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Christina Slattery specializes in historic preservation of transportation and engineering structures. She evaluates the significance of properties ranging from missile defense systems to road corridors, and develops creative mitigation strategies for projects.

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