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Yellowstone Solicits Comments for South Boundary Trail Project

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Date: October 16, 2007
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2010
Contact: Stacy Vallie, 307-344-2012

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2007     07-101
Al Nash or Stacy Vallie (307) 344-2010 or 344-2012

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Yellowstone National Park Solicits Comments
For South Boundary Trail Project

Yellowstone National Park is soliciting comments for a proposed project to do routine trail work on a portion of the South Boundary Trail.  The project would primarily focus on the section of trail that traverses Big Game Ridge, and would take place during the summer of 2008.  

The main intent of the project will be to reduce erosion.  This will be accomplished with the construction of a series of drains designed to channel surface water off the trail.  Additionally, a system of check dams will be placed on the trail.  These structures will have the purpose of retaining water flow and tread material. 

The project would be done by National Park Service staff in partnership with the Montana Conservation Corps.  Funding for the project is being considered through Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources Recreational Trails Program.  

Written comments should be received no later than October 24, 2007.  Mail to:  Bill Hopkins, Backcountry Trails Office, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 82190.  Email may be sent to bill_hopkins@nps.gov

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