2013-07-04 / Front Page

NPS chief grilled in Washington hearing

Erik Skindrud / GAZETTE EDITOR

Rep. Tom McClintock and three critics of Yosemite’s Merced River Plan spent close to two hours grilling National Park Service chief Jon Jarvis at a Capitol Hill hearing on Tuesday.

Besides Jarvis, only one other speaker on the five-person panel had anything nice to say about the ongoing plan.

 “Is it a good starting point? I think so,” said Bob Asquith, a Groveland resident and chair of Yosemite Gateway Partners. “I think there’s a lot being made of some relatively small issues.”

The hearing was scheduled by McClintock, who represents Mariposa and adjacent counties in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Mariposa resident Wendy Brown-Barry, a Yosemite for Everyone founder, also spoke at the hearing.

Read this week's MARIPOSA GAZETTE for more on the hearing and the Merced River Plan.

Wendy Brown-Barry told Congress to support leaving existing visitor amenities in Yosemite Valley on Tuesday. Wendy Brown-Barry told Congress to support leaving existing visitor amenities in Yosemite Valley on Tuesday.

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