Yosemite extends public review period for invasive plants MP | High Sierra Topix  

Yosemite extends public review period for invasive plants MP

Grab your bear can or camp chair, kick your feet up and chew the fat about anything Sierra Nevada related that doesn't quite fit in any of the other forums. Within reason, (and the HST rules and guidelines) this is also an anything goes forum. Tell stories, discuss wilderness issues, music, or whatever else the High Sierra stirs up in your mind.
User avatar

Yosemite extends public review period for invasive plants MP

Postby ERIC » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:34 pm

Yosemite extends public review period for invasive plants management plan

Mariposa and Yosemite
Merced Sun-Star
Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2010


Yosemite National Park has announced the extension of the public review period for the park's invasive plant management plan.

The review period will close on May 15. Yosemite is home to about 1,400 plant species, more than 400 of which are native to the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Non-native invasive plants are considered a threat to flora and fauna within the park.

In 2008, the National Park Service introduced a conservative invasive plant management plan, the first of its kind in the Western United States, according to a press release.

Goals for a revised plan include allowing managers the ability to eradicate weed infestations, assessing the risk of using herbicides within the park and preserving native plants and sites used by American Indians.

An open house will be held April 28, from 1 to 4 p.m., in Yosemite Valley. A 2:30 p.m. walk with a park botanist will address some of the challenges and successes in the battle to protect biodiversity in Yosemite.

To submit a written idea or comment about the plan, visit http://parkplanning.nps.gov/yose, or send a letter to: Superintendent, Yosemite National Park, Attn: IPMP Update EA, P.O. Box 577, Yosemite, CA 95389.

Read more: http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2010/04/21 ... z0ltHtmfhU
New members, please consider giving us an intro!
Follow us on Twitter @HighSierraTopix. Use hashtags #SIERRAPHILE #GotSierra? #GotMountains?
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HighSierraTopix



User avatar
ERIC
Your Humble Host & Forums Administrator
Your Humble Host & Forums Administrator
 
Posts: 2909
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:13 am
Location: between the 916 and 661
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Return to The Campfire



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], LMBSGV and 1 guest