Yosemite aims to remove Curry Village cabins over rockfall concerns

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

The National Park Service says the removal of dozens of buildings in Yosemite will maximize public safety. It's in an area of Curry Village where a rock fall happened back in October, 2008. Those visitor accommodations there were permanently closed after the rock fall.

The National Park Service is recommending the removal of 72 buildings, including rustic cabins built in the 1920s and the Foster Curry cabin. The recommendation comes after a 3-year environmental assessment. Removing all structures would entail documenting the historic buildings, salvaging historic materials, and allowing the area to return to its natural state. The public can comment on the issue online.

The National Park Service's planning website

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