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Yellowstone National Park Solicits Comments For Fawn-Bighorn Loop Trail Project

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Date: May 22, 2007
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?

Bison in Yellowstone.

There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.