Washington D-C – Wyoming's congressional delegation is joining those in Montana and Idaho, in asking that snowmobiles be allowed in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National parks. The delegations made the request in a letter to National Park service director Mary Bomar who is putting the finishing touches on a winter management plan for the two parks. This fall, park
administrators proposed allowing up to 540 of the machines daily in
Yellowstone and 65 in Grand Teton. Only guided trips would be
Snowmobile opponents contend the plan ignores increases in air
and sound pollution caused by snowmobiles.
But members of the three state delegations told Bomar the need
to preserve the parks needs to be balanced against public access.