Yellowstone National Park Solicits Comments
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
Yellowstone National Park Solicits Comments for Miller Creek Trail Project
Yellowstone National Park is soliciting comments for a proposed project to do routine trail work on portions of the Miller Creek Trail. The project will focus on the lower four miles of the trail and will take place during the summer of 2009.
The main intent of the project will be to avoid a trail washout by rerouting the trail away from the main channel of Miller Creek. This will be accomplished with the construction of a new section of trail estimated at 600 yards in length. Additionally, crews will install a system of drains and retainers on the trail. These structures will have the purpose of limiting water flow and retaining tread material. The project will be done by National Park Service staff in partnership with the Montana Conservation Corps. Funding for the project is being considered through Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources Recreational Trails Program.
Miller Creek is located near the park’s east boundary and flows in an easterly direction along the Lamar River.
Written comments should be received no later than October 27, 2008, and mailed to: Bill Hopkins, Backcountry Trails Office, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 82190. Emails may be sent to email@example.com.
Did You Know?
Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.