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Preserving the beauty of Yosemite National Park

by Take Two

The National Park Service's Merced River Master Plan requires Yosemite's planners to consider the impact of commercial services in the river corridor. That would force the ice skating rink to close. Molly Peterson/KPCC

For years, the National Park Service has been looking for a way to preserve and restore parts of the Yosemite Valley. Planners have discussed doing away with tourist amenities like ice skating and swimming pools to try and restore the habitat of the valley's Merced River.

The National Park Service is under a court order to finalize a plan by July 31st but political opposition is delaying any progress.   

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