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Tower-Roosevelt Comprehensive Plan Environmental Assessment Released for Public Comment

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Date: June 9, 2009
Contact: Al Nash, (307) 344-2015
Contact: Stacy Vallie, (307) 344-2015

Tower-Roosevelt Comprehensive Plan Environmental Assessment Released for Public Comment

Yellowstone National Park is planning for the future of the Tower Roosevelt area, in the north east portion of the park, and is seeking public comment.

The Tower-Roosevelt Comprehensive Plan Environmental Assessment has been released for public review and comment. The plan offers three alternatives, each of which would put limits on what kind, where and how much future development can occur in the area. These limits are designed to protect the area’s natural resources, and preserve the historic, rustic nature of the area, which was first developed as a stage stop over one hundred years ago.

Possible future projects are proposed in the plan. During public comment, the park is seeking feedback on the list of possible projects.

Members of the park’s planning team are hosting two open houses to explain the plan and its three alternatives at an open house set for Wednesday, June 24 at the new Yellowstone Association headquarters building near the Roosevelt Arch in Gardiner, and on Thursday, June 25 at the Bozeman Public Library, located at 626 E. Main Street. Both open houses will run from 6-9 p.m.

The environmental assessment and an electronic form to submit comments on the Internet can be found on the web at http://parkplanning.nps.gov. The plan is also available on CD or in hard copy by writing the National Park Service, Tower-Roosevelt Comprehensive Plan EA, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190. Written comments may be submitted through this web site, in person, or by mail. Comments will not be accepted by phone, fax, or e-mail.  All public comments must be received or postmarked by midnight, July 8, 2009.

Once comments are analyzed, the National Park Service will make a decision on a preferred alternative and the final plan. The Regional Director of the Intermountain Region of the National Park Service will sign a Finding Of No Significant Impact (FONSI) containing details of the decision.

- www.nps.gov/yell -


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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.