WPR News
9:12 am
Thu August 19, 2004

Plan Is To Increase Number Of Snowmobiles

Laramie, Wy – The National Park Service is proposing to
let up to 720 guided snowmobiles enter Yellowstone National Park
each day during the winter.
The plan is an effort by park officials to provide a measure of
certainty for local businesses and the public about winter
recreation in the region over the next several winters.
Under the plan unveiled today (Thursday), 140 snowmobiles would
be allowed in neighboring Grand Teton National Park and the John D.
Rockefeller Junior Memorial Parkway.
With "minor exceptions," the Park Service said all machines
would be required to meet "best available technology"
requirements.
Winter use in the parks and parkway connecting them has a long,
complicated history that has included conflicting court rulings
most recently.