News and Local Issues

The Tuolumne Group of the Sierra Club has numerous members who often do monitoring of what is occurring in local forests and the wild areas of the region.  The Sierra Club submits comment letters on timely topics of concern – pressing for protection of the environment.  At this time, three key local conservation issues include:

Clear-cut logging on local private timberlands managed by Sierra Pacific Industries.

Too much diversion of water out of local rivers (especially downstream in the Central Valley), which leaves insufficient water for salmon and for water quality.

Overcrowding and traffic congestion in Yosemite Park during the busy season.

Links to Two Recent News Articles About Yosemite Park Congestion

http://www.cserc.org/news/gridlock-yosemite-depth-article-louis-sahagun-la-times/

http://www.cserc.org/news/suffocating-yosemite-follow-modesto-bee-guest-opinion-piece-csercs-director-john-buckley/

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