TR 19 - An Economic Evaluation of the General Management Plan for Yosemite National Park, R.G. Walsh, March 1980

This is an economic evaluation of the General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Yosemite National Park. The study describes and evaluates the planning process, and recommends improved planning procedures consistent with the guidelines of the agency and the department. Included are estimates of the present value of costs, benefits, and cost effectiveness of the alternative park plans. Results should help those who are interested in identifying alternative plans whose recreational and environmental effects are superior in relation to their costs.