• An aerial view of Old Faithful erupting taken from Observation Point with the Old Faithful Inn to the side.

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

Winter Use Adaptive Management Program: Operations and Technology

Background and Area of Focus

The Operations and Technology Working Group will make recommendations to the NPS on the design of an updated monitoring strategy that measures and evaluates how winter use operations, under the transportation event concept, and oversnow vehicle technologies can be improved or modified to create a cleaner and quieter park experience, to facilitate cleaner-running vehicles and to generally reduce impacts to park resources.

Meeting Notes
Meeting #1: Scoping
Meeting #2: Rutting
Meeting #3: Speed Limits
Meeting #4: Exhaust Emissions
Meeting #5: Sylvan Pass and OSV Noise Abatement


Monitoring Strategy
Other Supporting Materials

Did You Know?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.