Yellowstone National Park Solicits Comments For Fawn-Bighorn Loop Trail Project
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2010
Contact: Stacy Vallie, 307-344-2012
Yellowstone National Park is soliciting comments on a proposed project to do routine rehabilitation trail work on a portion of the Fawn-Bighorn Loop Trail in the northwest corner of the park. The primary focus of the project would be to restore trail surface that has been damaged by erosion. This work would take place during the summer of 2008.
In addition to tread restoration, a system of drains and retainers will also be placed on the restored trail to reduce additional erosion. The entire project wouldconsist of work in the current alignment of the trail and would not involve any new construction. The project will be directed by National Park Service staff in partnership with the Montana Conservation Corps, and is being considered for funding by the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Recreational Trails Program.
Written comments should be mailed to Bill Hopkins, Backcountry Trails Office, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190 and received no later than June 25, 2007.
Did You Know?
Prior to the establishment of the National Park Service, the U.S. Army protected Yellowstone between 1886 and 1918. Fort Yellowstone was established at Mammoth Hot Springs for that purpose.