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Yellowstone Sets Parameters For Future Changes At Tower-Roosevelt

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Date: November 19, 2009
Contact: Al Nash or 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



November 19, 2009        09-114

Al Nash or Stacy Vallie (307) 344-2015






Yellowstone Sets Parameters For Future Changes At Tower-Roosevelt


Work has been completed on a plan which places limits on change which might occur in the future in a portion of the northeast section of Yellowstone National Park.


The Tower-Roosevelt Comprehensive Plan Environmental Assessment was released for public review and comment last June.  


Changes made in response to comments received were incorporated into a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), which was recently signed, and is now available online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/yell. 


The plan contains  limits which  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.


It ensures that the Tower-Roosevelt area continues to be a scenic and rustic area where visitors can continue to enjoy horseback rides, and chuck wagon cookouts at Yancey’s Hole.  The plan allows for limited growth at the Roosevelt Lodge cabins, and in the National Park Service administrative areas, to better serve visitor needs.


The Tower Fall Store will remain, but could be reduced in size, and the parking area may be redesigned and expanded for safety.  The Tower Campground will remain small and rustic, with the possible construction of an additional vault toilet.


Public comment will be solicited in the future in the event that development of either a visitor contact or commercial services facility is proposed for Tower Junction.


- www.nps.gov/yell -

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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.