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Yellowstone and Grand Teton to Consider Options on New Temporary Winter Use Plan
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015
Contact: Jackie Skaggs, 307-739-3393
National Park Service
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Teton National Park
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Yellowstone And Grand Teton To Consider Options
Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are considering all legal options on a temporary plan for oversnow vehicle travel this winter.
The latest winter use plan and regulations allowing limited, commercially guided snowmobile and snowcoach travel were rejected by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on September 15. Park managers and staff members have been carefully looking at options that would authorize oversnow access this winter in these parks.
The National Park Service is beginning preparation of an environmental assessment and a proposed rule, which will be made available for a public review and comment period by early November. The National Park Service intends to have a final decision effective prior to the scheduled December 15 opening of the winter use season.
The National Park Service further intends to address in the decision any applicable requirements imposed by existing court decisions as well as the pending decision of the U.S. District Court for Wyoming.
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Did You Know?
At peak summer levels, 3,500 employees work for Yellowstone National Park concessioners and about 800 work for the National Park Service.