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Comments Sought for Bliss Pass Trail Project

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Date: May 8, 2008
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015
Contact: Stacy Vallie, 307-344-2015

National Park Service

U.S. Department of the Interior

 

Yellowstone National Park

P.O. Box 168

Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

                 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 7, 2008     08-026              

Al Nash or Stacy Vallie (307) 344-2015

 

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE

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Yellowstone National Park Solicits Comments For Bliss Pass Trail Project

 

Yellowstone National Park is soliciting comments on a proposed project to do routine rehabilitation trail work on a portion of the Bliss Pass Trail in the northeast 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 2009.

 

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 would consist 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 e-mailed to bill_hopkins@nps.gov, or mailed to Bill Hopkins, Backcountry Trails Office, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190, and received no later than June 13, 2008.

 

-www.nps.gov/yell

 

 

Did You Know?

Yellowstone Wolf.

There were no wolves in Yellowstone in 1994. The wolves that were reintroduced in 1995 and 1996 thrived and there are now over 300 of their descendents living in the Greater Yellowstone Area.