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Adaptive Management Program Team


The winter use Adaptive Management Team is the broader public engagement body that encompasses all working groups, and will provide feedback on the overall implementation of the Adaptive Management Program, including Adaptive Management Plan drafts. The Team will focus on the Adaptive Management Program in its entirety, and will meet regularly to coordinate across impact topics, and to provide feedback to the NPS on Adaptive Management Program operations. The team will also discuss the results of monitoring, how those results are related to the impacts that were described in the final Plan/SEIS, and, if warrented, discuss potential, adaptive changes that may be considered by the NPS. The team is composed of the Adaptive Management Program Coordinator, all working group leads, working group participants and other interested parties.

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Meetings and Information

June 4, 2014 Team Meeting

Jackson, WY at the Center for Arts
10:00 am - 4:00 pm MDT


Working Group Presentations:

Operations and Technology
Non-commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program
Air Emissions
Sound Emissions
Human Dimensions

Team Kick-Off Meeting

Date: November 22, 2103

Purpose: This was the official kick-off meeting for the winter use Adaptive Management Program. The meeting outlined a roadmap for collaboratively developing a winter use adaptive management plan; included presentations about the park's scientific monitoring on winter use; and offered opportunities for public input on adaptive management.


  1. Introductions and Statement of Meeting Purpose
  2. New Directions for Winter Use in 2013 (final Plan/SEIS, Record of Decision, final rule)
  3. The Collaborative Adaptive Management Program for Winter Use: An Overview (390 KB pdf)
  4. Lunch
  5. Summary of Science on Winter Use (726 KB pdf)
  6. Public Discussion about Yellowstone's Adaptive Management Program and Information Needs
  7. Next Steps
  8. Adjourn


Did You Know?

Dog Hooked to Travois for Transporting Goods.

Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.